MSC Episcopal Candidates

The 2022 Western Jurisdictional Conference of The UMC will be November 2-5th, in Salt Lake City, UT – check for updates here

MSC Episcopal Candidates in Discernment:

MSC Interviews with Candidates:

Please click the links below to watch each candidate's interview:

Calvin Hill

Elizabeth McVicker

Jasper Peters – candidate is no longer seeking a nomination

Jeff Rainwater – candidate is no longer seeking a nomination

Jessica Rooks -The MSC members of the Annual Conference voted to endorse this candidate

Sione Tukutau

Additional MSC clergy lifted up through the Western Jurisdiction:

Aaron Gray


Actions taken after June 2022 AC

Episcopal Candidacy Interview Team

As was presented at Annual Conference we will be inviting members of the conference to join us in the work of helping the delegation and conference discern alongside our Episcopal Candidates.  These teams will be meeting with multiple candidates from our conference and across the Western Jurisdiction between July and October as we move closer to the upcoming Jurisdictional Conference where we will be electing new Bishops for our jurisdiction. 

If you wish to volunteer for an Episcopal Candidacy Interview Team please fill out this form by July 10th.

 Important Action Steps from the MSC General & Jurisdictional Delegation