Bishop Jeremiah J. Park
January 11, 2021 The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the…Read More
January 8, 2021 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it… The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” (John 1:5 & 9) Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness,…Read More
December 29, 2020 ANNOUNCING THE 2021 CLERGY SESSION JUNE 16, 2021 TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY Dear Sisters and Brothers, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! In consultation with Revs. Suzanne Elliott and David Stough of the Board of Ordained Ministry,…Read More
December 18, 2020 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom… They shall see the glory of the Lord, The majesty of our God. (Isaiah 35:1, 2b) … And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our…Read More
November 30, 2020 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2) 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…Read More
November 13, 2020 “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” (Psalm 33:20-22) “…and let us run with endurance the…Read More
October 5, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers of Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! The Virtual 2020 Annual Conference concluded on Saturday. We conducted the essential business of our Annual Conference. One of the pieces of business we…Read More
September 8, 2020 “By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-89) “But those who wait for the LORD shall renew their…Read More
September 1, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Price of Peace, Healer of our brokenness, and Hope of the world. As we enter into a new month and the school year begins for many of you, we are met with the reality that…Read More
August 17, 2020 “Jesus said, I am the resurrection and I am the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, yet shall they live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Because I live, you shall live also.” (John 11:25-26) “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and…Read More
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.