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New Judicial Council elects officers

February, 2017

New members of the Judicial Council pose for a group photo on May 3 in Tampa, Fla. during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

New members of the Judicial Council pose for a group photo on May 3 in Tampa, Fla. during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference.

by Neill Caldwel
May 3, 2012

The 2012-2016 Judicial Council today elected Dr. William Lawrence as its next president.

Lawrence is the president of the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. He was elected to the denomination’s top court in 2008.

Angela Brown of San Francisco was elected Vice President, and the Rev. Belton Joyner from the North Carolina conference was reelected as the council’s Secretary.

The council welcomed its two new members, the Rev. Kabamba Kiboko of South Congo, who is currently serving a church in the Texas Conference, and Oswald Tewh, an attorney who serves as chancellor for the Liberia Conference.

Beth Capen and the Rev. Dennis Blackwell were both reelected to the council to another eight-year term.

The new Judicial Council will hold orientation in Dallas in July.