South Central Jurisdiction Announces Rev. Laura Merrill as New Arkansas Area Bishop-Elect

November 3, 2022 | HOUSTON, Texas The Rev. Laura Merrill, currently serving the Rio Texas Conference, has been assigned to the Arkansas Annual Conference as Bishop for two years, beginning January 1, 2023.  Delegates elected Laura Merrill, age 59, at the South Central Jurisdiction’s meeting at First United Methodist Church in Houston, on the first […]

Late Bishops and Spouses honored at South Central Jurisdictional Conference

Last evening, the South Central Jurisdiction joined together for an evening of worship to honor those Bishops and Episcopal Spouses who have entered the church triumphant. Retired Arkansas Bishop Janice Huie and retired Arkansas Bishop Charles Crutchfield were part of the service that honored those who have died since the last SCJ gathering, including Retired […]