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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Bishop Mark J. Webb

    The Rev. Mark J. Webb was elected Bishop on July 19, 2012, at the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference held in Charleston, W.Va. 

    At the 2012 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Bishop Mark J. Webb was assigned to serve as the Episcopal leader of the Upper New York Area effective September 1, 2012.  

    Bishop Webb holds a M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Shippensburg University. He also holds a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Connecticut. At the time of his election to the episcopacy, Bishop Webb was serving as District Superintendent of the York District of the Susquehanna Conference.

    Bishop Webb served pastorates at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, Pa. from 1994-2007, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Wormleysburg, Pa. from 1991-1994, and Linglestown United Methodist Church from 1989-1991.

    He received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 2002.

    Bishop Webb was a delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conference in 2004, 2008, and 2012. He previously served as a director of The Board of Discipleship and a member of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy.  

    He currently serves the General Church as President of Discipleship Ministries and as the President of the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops. Bishop Webb was named as one of the top 100 leaders by the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award in 2018.

    Bishop Webb encourages working together to develop strategies and outcomes that will bear fruit. He has a passion for leadership development, New Faith Communities and ensuring existing congregations grow in vitality and fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

    Bishop Webb is a native of Williamsport, Pa., and is married to Jodi. They have two sons, Tyler, who is married to Lyndsay and Benjamin, who is married to Mary. 

    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."