Bishop Janice Riggle Huie
South Central Jurisdiction
TMF Leadership Formation
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie serves in ministry with the Texas Methodist Foundation in the area of Leadership Formation, following twenty years as a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Previously, she served as bishop of the Texas Annual Conference and the Arkansas Conference.
During her tenure in the Texas Annual Conference, she adopted a bold new missional strategy aimed at making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world with primary priorities of: Congregational Excellence (new church starts and re-vitalization of existing congregations), Clergy Excellence (recruiting gifted young pastors and supporting and training current pastors) and a Re-aligned Missional Structure.
During her tenure in Arkansas, the former Little Rock Conference and North Arkansas united to form one Arkansas Conference, with a focus on making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Bishop Huie served as president of the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry from 2000-2004, president of the Council of Bishops from May 2006 through May 2008, president of the UMCOR Board of Directors 2008-2012, and president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops in 1998 & 2013.
A noted speaker and experienced leader, she has preached at numerous annual conferences and seminaries and led retreats for both pastors and laity in the area of leadership and spiritual formation. She has taught in the Mentor Program at Perkins School of Theology, served as Adjunct Faculty for the Doctor of Ministry Program at Austin Presbyterian School of Theology, and served as Churchwoman in Residence at Candler School of Theology. She was co-chair of the International Clergywomen’s Consultation in 1995, has authored articles in preaching and spirituality, and received the Bandy Distinguished Preacher Award from Emory University in 1991.
After graduating with honors from the University of Texas in Austin in 1969, Bishop Huie went to Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, earning a Master of Theology and receiving both the Flinn Award as outstanding senior and the DeJernette Award in homiletics. In 1989 she was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, where she focused on homiletics and liturgy.
Janice Riggle Huie was born December 15, 1946, in Beeville, Texas. She and her husband Bob were married in 1970. Bob is a retired United Methodist pastoral counselor, L.M.F.T. and A.A.P.C. Fellow, and a retired member of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference. Their younger son, David, died in an accident when he was thirteen. Their older son Matthew is married to Shambryn Wilson Huie and they have a three children: Abigail Reagan Huie, David Riley Huie and Zachary Park Huie. The younger Huie family and Bob & Janice live in Beeville, Texas where Matt operates the family farm.
Bob and Janice enjoy camping, snow skiing, and showing steers with their children and grandchildren.