Bishop Jeremiah J. Park

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Retirement Postponed

May 27, 2020 My Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! It has now been announced that the postponed session of the 2020 General Conference will be held August 29 to September 7,…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: Pentecost

May 26, 2020 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young people will see visions, and your old people will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: World Council of Churches Day of Prayer

May 14, 2020 “But I pray to you, O Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation…. Answer me, O Lord, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.” (Psalm 69:13 & 16) “God has delivered us from…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: National Day of Prayer

May 7, 2020 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” (Jeremiah 29:11-12) But as for me,…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Return to Gathering Guidelines

May 5, 2020 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good….  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:9 & 12) Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Regarding the 2020 Session of Annual Conference

April 28, 2020 Dear Lay and Clergy Members of the Annual Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of our World! In consultation with the Cabinet and the Sessions Committee, I have approved the rescheduling of the 2020 Session of Annual Conference to…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Save the Date

April 16, 2020 Dear Lay and Clergy Members of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! During these difficult and uncertain times, I pray that you are well and healthy. I give thanks to God daily for…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Communion

Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask for or imagine by his power at work within us; glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus for all generations, forever and always. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)We are sharing the same Communion meal, We are wheat by the same…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: COVID-19 Update Regarding Worship Services

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39) May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise…

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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 to 1996 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.