Bishop Jeremiah J. Park

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A Thanksgiving for Mission – Friday, November 9, 2018

“Now Thank We All Our God with heart and hands and voices” 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! As we are entering in the Season of Thanksgiving, the above words from the…

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Thank You for Your Prayers

September 28, 2018   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our brokenness, and Hope of the world. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and caring concerns about the recent health challenge I…

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Kevin Witt Director of Growing Spiritual Transformational Leaders Announcement

August 20, 2018 “The mission of Susquehanna Conference is to: grow spiritual transformational leaders, equip vital congregations and create new places for new people, and connect with each other and the world  so that alive in Christ together, the Susquehanna Conference will embody the beloved community of disciple making congregations.” (Mission and Vision of the Susquehanna…

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Statement on Sexual Abuse by Catholic Church

August 17, 2018 “Don’t push the children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom.” (Mark 10:14 The Message) Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness,…

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One Year Anniversary of Charlottesville Statement

July 26, 2018 “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8) Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Prince of Peace, Healer of our brokenness,…

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Statement on Council of Bishops Meeting On A Way Forward

May 7, 2018 As Bishops of The United Methodist Church, we affirm that WE ARE OF ONE HEART in our desire to discern the mind and will of Jesus Christ for our leadership and the church. In the Northeastern Jurisdiction and around the world we experience great diversity of thought and practice within The United…

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Korea

April 27, 2018 “For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.” (Ephesians 2:14) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans…

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2018 World Malaria Day

April 11, 2018 To the Beloved Faith Community of the Susquehanna Conference: This is an invitation to the people of the Susquehanna Conference to join Imagine No Malaria and the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day on April 25, 2018 with the theme, Ready to Beat Malaria.…

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Jason Mackey

January 22, 2018 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! Joyfully, I want to share this very exciting news with our entire conference family. Rev. Jason R. Mackey will be appointed as the…

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Troy Howell

January 14, 2018 Dear Clergy and Laity 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! What a joy and blessing it is to announce the appointment of the Rev. Troy T. Howell as Superintendent of the Williamsport District…

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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.