A Note from Jurisdictional Conference Delegation

Invitation to Nominate Episcopal Candidate(s)

Dear Siblings in Christ,

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.

As the 2024 Jurisdictional Conference delegation of the Susquehanna Conference begins its work, one of the great responsibilities of the delegation is to identify possible Episcopal candidates. Through a process of discernment and prayer the delegation has determined to extend an invitation to clergy and lay members of the Annual Conference to submit the name of any person you feel led to nominate as a candidate for the episcopacy. Please be aware that this process may or may not lead us to the point of endorsing a candidate or candidates for the episcopacy for this quadrennium. In the event that no names are discerned to be endorsed as an Episcopal Candidate from this Annual Conference, please note that this does not reflect a feeling that our conference does not have people gifted for the episcopacy. It simply means that no names emerged for us for this particular season in the life of the Church.

Individuals nominated will receive a letter indicating they have been nominated as a potential Episcopal candidate from the Susquehanna Conference. If the nominated individuals desire to pursue Episcopal candidacy they will be asked to submit a statement of call and other information requested on a standardized form. All submittals will be reviewed and prayerfully considered by the delegation. Selected individuals will be asked to meet with the delegation for a time of conversation.

We also invite individuals who may be sensing a call to the Episcopacy in their own life to submit their name following this same process.

All Elders in full connection who have not reached the age of 68 on or before July 1, 2024 are eligible to be nominated.

Rev. Kathleen E. Kind, secretary of the delegation, has agreed to receive these nominations on behalf of the delegation. All nominations must be sent to Rev. Kind by email or U.S. mail by October 9, 2023.

Rev. Kind’s contact info is kkind@susumc.org or
Susquehanna Annual Conference
Attn: Rev. Kathleen E. Kind
303 Mulberry Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

The delegation appreciates your participation in this vital process and covets your prayers as we move forward in this important task of identifying possible Episcopal candidate(s). If you have any questions concerning this process, please feel free to contact either of us.


Rev. Dr. Thomas Salsgiver          Christina McDermott                    Rev. Janice F. Hughes
tsalsgiver@susumc.org                       cmcdermott718@gmail.com               jhughes@susumc.org
717.766.7441                                           570.809.1744                                         717.443.1655