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Bishop Morris, strong leader and preacher, dies at 78

Retired United Methodist Bishop William Morris, who led the Alabama-West Florida and Nashville episcopal areas, has died of a heart attack. Read More

United Methodists this past year mourned the passing of bishops, scholars and a former U.S. Speaker of the House. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

2015: Notable United Methodists remembered

The church mourns the passing of bishops, scholars and a former U.S. Speaker of the House. Read More

Roger Burgess (right), top staff executive of United Methodist Communications, visits with members of the Commission on Communications John Lovelace (left) and the Rev. Joan Gray in this UMCom file photo. Photo ca. 1989.

United Methodist communications leader dies at 87

The career of Roger L. Burgess as a leader in the denomination spanned nearly 50 years and included tenure at several international agencies of the church. Read More

2015: Notable United Methodists remembered [clone]

The church mourns the passing of bishops, scholars and a former U.S. Speaker of the House. Read More

The Rev. James D. Karblee (second row center) with Bishops John G. Innis and Arthur F. Kulah at the Gbarnga School of Theology in March.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

United Methodist University acting president is dead

The Rev. Dr. James D. Karblee, acting president at United Methodist University, died suddenly on Oct. 29. Read More

Bishop McLee. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop McLee, ‘champion’ for marginalized people, dies

The 58-year-old leader died Sept. 6. His funeral will be live streamed from Riverside Church in New York City on Monday, Sept. 15. More

Commentary: Bishop McLee ‘knew the Shepherd’

The Rev. Gil Caldwell remembers the late bishop as a “drum major for justice.” Read More

Bishop J. Lloyd Knox’s Ties to Haiti

Bishop Knox was also the pioneer of Haitian ministry in The United Methodist Church in the U.S. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Lloyd Knox dies at 85

A native of Florida, Knox devoted years of service to the church as missionary, episcopal leader. Read More

Bishop Tuell, church law expert, dies at 90

Retired Bishop Jack M. Tuell died Friday, Jan. 10, at the age of 90. He was president of two general agencies and influential in The United Methodist Church’s ecumenical work. Read More

In this 1979 photo, Hoover (right) and Mai Gray (center), president of the Women’s Division, greeted Lee Tae-young, affiliated with Ewha University in South Korea.

Remembering Theressa Hoover, woman of firsts

Trailblazing African-American female became a top executive in the denomination and a mentor who was “larger than life…gentle as a dove.” Read More

Remembering Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

The World Methodist Council called him a "symbol of freedom, justice and peace." Learn about the late leader's church ties. Read More

Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97

Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today's United Methodist Church. Read More

Gloria Holt, prominent lay leader, dies

She served at every level of the denomination, but her greatest passion was disciple-making at the local church. Read More

Mandela’s Methodist ties

Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela has had many connections to Methodism. A graduate of a Methodist boarding school where many future African leaders were educated, the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators and formed a bond with a Methodist chaplain while in prison. As president of South... Read More

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