Bishops’ personal faith stories
In these casual, one-on-one conversations with our United Methodist bishops. we get behind their bios to chat about their early lives and influences, their calls to ministry, and what they do when they have time to relax. Each bishiop also recommends a practice they use to help keep them close to God each day. These audio recordings offer a great way to get to know the bishops of The United Methodist Church.
Meet Bishop Laurie Haller
United Methodist bishop, musician, author, and endurance athlete shares about her life, call to ministry, and how she keeps her spirit in shape. Listen
Meet Bishop Frank Beard
At 11 years old, he was asked to acolyte in his United Methodist church, “Lighting the candles. Firing up the church. I think that’s been my mantra ever since.” Listen
Meet Bishop Sharma Lewis
In this conversation, we learn about her roots in the church, her call from medicine to ministry, her love of shoes, and her rich prayer life. Listen
Meet Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan
Raised in a church his grandparents founded, the Philippines United Methodist Bishop is passionate about serving the poor, caring for the planet, and sharing the gospel with others. Listen
Meet Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr.
The Great Plains bishop shares his call to ordained ministry from a career as a high school teacher, football coach, and business owner. Listen
Meet Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson
Bishop Sue tells us about her early career in law, her call to ministry, her love of books and Broadway, and her daily practice of silence. Listen