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News July 21, 2016 posted by

SEJ makes history, elects first female African-American bishop

The Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church made history this session, electing the Rev. Sharma Lewis as its first African-American female bishop. They also elected four other bishops from around the Southeast and passed a $1.77 million budget. Bishop Holston will remain in South Carolina for the next quadrennium, and Dr. Tim McClendon narrowly missed election.

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SEJ makes history, elects first female African-American bishop
News July 13, 2016 posted by

SEJ elects five new bishops

By Jessica Brodie. The first day of business at Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference July 13 saw all five of its new bishops elected—including the historic election of the SEJ’s first African-American female bishop, Sharma Lewis, on the very first ballot. South Carolina’s episcopal nominee, Delegation Chair Dr. Tim McClendon, narrowly missed election. McClendon was in the top tier for every ballot cast.

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SEJ elects five new bishops

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