BCC Board Member receives honor at Jurisdictional Conference July 15
Her appointment became official during a Consecration ceremony July 15, where she received her assignment to the Pittsburg Area (Western PA Conference). She will begin September 1, 2016.
“Just like we would for our staff and our participants, we celebrate the amazing achievement by Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi ,” said Laurie Anne Spagnola, BCC’s President and CEO. “We wish her well as she begins her new assignment. We were very lucky to have her on our Board.”
Before earning status as bishop-elect, Moore-Koikoi was superintendent of the Baltimore-Metropolitan District. She played a pivotal spiritual role within the city following the unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody in 2015.
The current Bishop of the Baltimore-Washington conference, Bishop Marcus Matthews, retires August 31, 2016, after 42 years in ministry. BCC wishes Bishop Matthews well in his retirement and extends our congratulations to the newly elected Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling, who was appointed Bishop Matthew’s replacement. Bishop Easterling is from the New England Conference and BCC looks forward to welcoming her this fall! Like her predecessors, Bishop Easterling will be invited to join BCC’s board of directors or make a suggestion for a UMC representative to take her place.
BCC is delighted that Bishop Peggy Johnson of the Philadelphia Area will remain assigned to the Peninsula-Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania Conferences and, therefore, remain on BCC’s Board. Congratulations Bishop Johnson!