Our Bishop -
Bishop Jeremiah J. Park

Jeremiah  J.  Park  was  born  on  July  4,  1952,  in  Jae  Chun,  Korea.   He  graduated  from  Seoul Methodist Theological School, as an honor student, with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1973 and cum laude from the Theological School of Drew University with the M.Div. degree in 1979.  

He received his D. Min. degree from the same school in 1990.

Jeremiah was ordained deacon by Bishop C. Dale White in 1979 (Northern New Jersey Annual Conference)  and  elder  by  Bishop  Joseph  H. Yeakel  in  1981  (Western  New  York  Annual Conference).   For  nine  years  he  served  as  pastor  in  Rochester,  New  York  and  Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.  From 1988 to 1994 he served the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry of the Northeastern  Jurisdiction,  as  Associate  Director. From  1994  to1996  he  served  as  Associate Council Director and then as Council Director for two years in the Northern New Jersey Annual Conference.   During  his  tenure  on  staff  of  the  conference,  he  was  instrumental  in  raising funds for  building  a Memorial  Chapel  in memory  of  Henry  G.  Appenzeller, the first Methodist missionary from America to Korea, at Aldersgate Center in Swartswood, New Jersey.  In 1998 he  became  the  District  Superintendent  of  the  Hudson  District  of  the  Northern  New  Jersey Annual  Conference,  which  was  changed  to  the  Palisades  District  in  2000.   He  was  District Superintendent when he was elected bishop.

Jeremiah was first elected a delegate to the Jurisdictional Conference in 1996.  He was elected a  delegate  to  the  General  Conference  in  2000  and  2004.   He  served  on  the  Vision  Table, Program  and  Arrangements  Committee,  Board  of  Directors  of  the  Multi-Ethnic  Center  for Ministry, and the Korean-American Mission of the Northeastern  Jurisdiction  (NEJ).  He  served as  Chairperson  of  the  Conference  Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  and  the  Multi-Ethnic Ministries Coordinating Committee.

Upon  his  election  to  the  episcopacy  by  the  Northeastern  Jurisdictional  Conference  in  2004, Jeremiah  was  assigned  as  Resident  Bishop  of  the  New  York  Area.  In  2012  Jeremiah  was assigned  as  Resident  Bishop  of  the  Harrisburg  Area.  He  also  serves  as  Presiding  Bishop  of the Mongolian Mission and the NEJ Korean-American Mission and as President of the General Commission on Archives and History.

He enjoys singing, tennis, hiking, travel and spending time with his children and their families.

Bishop Park began his leadership of the Susquehanna Conference, Harrisburg Area, September 1, 2012.

 

Contact Information

303 Mulberry Drive, Suite 100
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Phone: 717.766.7871
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Episcopal Office Staff

Rev. Gregory C. Myers
Assistant to the Bishop
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Christy Mackey
Executive Administrative Assistant
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Kris Sample
Administrative Assistant
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