From the Desk of Bishop Webb: District Superintendent Extensions
February 13, 2019 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb
Editor's Note: On Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019, Bishop Webb announced the extension of two District Superintendents' terms in the following letter.
Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,
Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ!
Paragraph 418 of the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church states that “the normal term for a District Superintendent shall be up to six years, but this may be extended to no more than up to eight years at the discretion of the Bishop, in consultation with the cabinet and the district committee on superintendency.” After, following this process of consultation, I am pleased to share my intention to extend the term of two of Upper New York’s District Superintendents.
The Rev. Rich Weihing will be extended to an eighth and final year as Superintendent of the Albany District and the Rev. Dr. David Kofahl will be extended to a seventh year as Superintendent of the Binghamton District.
Their sense of continued call to the ministry of superintendency, along with their gifts will allow them to continue to offer vital and consistent leadership within the work of the Cabinet, the life of the Annual Conference and in their respective Districts. I am grateful for their willingness to continue to serve in this way. Please join me in praying for them, their families and the Albany and Binghamton Districts.
Grace and Peace,
Bishop Mark J. Webb