Annual Conference 2020 to be held online

Family of Bishop Karen Oliveto and Robin Ridenour

April 20, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Bishop Karen Oliveto's mother, Nell, on April 19. She had died peacefully in her sleep.

In a Facebook post this afternoon, Bishop Oliveto said, "Today my heart has broken into a million pieces. My Mum. My beautiful, fierce, strong, independent, loving mother passed away peacefully in her sleep last night. Our last call was last evening and was filled with so much laughter. There’s more to say, to celebrate this force of nature. But right now, there’s just tears."

Many of us in the Mountain Sky Conference were blessed to meet Nell in-person or through Zoom calls. However, we all felt we knew and loved her even more through Bishop Oliveto's recollections and stories.

Please keep Bishop Oliveto, Robin Ridenour, and all of their family in your prayers. Condolences and expressions of care can be sent to bishop@mtnskyumc.org.