Dear Community of the New York Annual Conference:
Greetings of Peace and Grace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
We would like to express our deep gratitude to you for your prayers and your support for the New York Annual Conference. With Bishop Jane Allen Middleton’s strong leadership, our conference is doing well and moving forward. However, her interim term will be over soon and we need to prepare to receive the new bishop.
For the process of searching and getting the new bishop, the Episcopacy Committee has the responsibility of compiling the data for the profile of our conference/episcopal area. This is done to assist the Northeastern Jurisdiction as they seek to match the gifts and graces of episcopal leaders with the needs and aspirations of particular areas and assign episcopal leadership to the annual conferences.
The Episcopacy Committee of the NYAC has worked diligently so far and has reached out to the committees, boards and caucuses in our conference. Now, we would like to open this conversation to the public (wider circles and individuals) and include as many voices as possible. We welcome the opinions, ideas, insights and wishes from anyone who would like to participate in this discerning process. For your convenience, we now set up a link on the NYAC website so you can easily access a place to provide your input. Please use this link https://ny-reg.brtapp.com/2015ProfileofConferenceEpiscopalArea to provide answers to the questions.
Feel free to write down your thoughts and comments as much as you can. We cannot overemphasize how important your input/response will be to this spiritual discernment journey. We will endeavor to keep all responses confidential.
For the efficiency of the time, we would like to receive your responses electronically via the link by September 12, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact the chairperson of the Episcopacy Committee of the NYAC at any time at Constance.Pak@nyac-umc.com.
Thank you for your time and attention in this matter. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Blessings!!!
Constance Y. Pak, Chairperson &
The Members of the Committee on the Episcopacy