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Bishop Ken Carter's assignment to Florida is extended

Bishop Ken Carter's assignment to Florida is extended

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In light of the postponement of the General and Jurisdictional Conferences due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Bishop Ken Carter will continue to serve as the Resident Bishop of the Florida Conference through the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference which has been rescheduled to November of 2021.

Bishop Ken Carter

“I am very honored and grateful to continue in ministry with the Florida Conference," Bishop Carter said. "Of course, the pandemic has created a sense of urgency, as local churches, pastors and lay leaders are very focused on offering worship, pastoral care, mission and opportunities for discipleship in a time of unprecedented constraint.  I consider it a gift to continue serving with really faithful and wonderful people.  And I trust that God will give us everything that we need in the time ahead."

The assignments were made in a consultation between the Southeastern Jurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy and the Southeastern Jurisdictional College of Bishops.  The Florida Conference Committee on the Episcopacy also gave feedback.

Mission Training and Volunteer Coordinator Molly McEntire and Assistant to the Bishop Alex Shanks serve on the Jurisdictional Committee and chair the Annual Conference Committee.  The assignments were made in fulfillment of The Book of Discipline, paragraphs 407 and 408. 

“During this time of unprecedented challenges Bishop Carter’s leadership is more important than ever.  His continued appointment as the Episcopal leader of the Florida Conference is essential," McEntire said. "This is not the time to disrupt this deeply important relationship.  Thank you to Bishop Ken and Reverend Pam Carter for serving the Florida Conference.”

Shanks added, “We are grateful for all the ways Bishop Carter has led us these last eight years and believe the next year and a half will be a blessed time of extended leadership as we continue to adapt to the changing realities in our world and our church.  We give God thanks for this continued assignment!”

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