Judiciary Council Meeting , Tue Apr 25 2017

Bishop Karen Oliveto, Consecration, 2016

The Judicial Council (comprised of nine members, see below) is the “court” of The United Methodist Church which determines the constitutionality of acts or proposed acts of the General, Jurisdictional, Central, and Annual Conferences. It also rules on whether acts of other official bodies of the denomination conform to The Book of Discipline.

The Judiciary Council will meet on Tues Apr 25 to decide on the legality of the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto who is a self-avowed homosexual in a same-sex marriage.  For full details click here to visit the umc.org website.

Video of Bishop Oliveto:  link to video on Vimeo

Judiciary Council

Link to umc.org’s page on Judiciary Council: Judiciary Council

Members of the 2016-2020 Judicial Council. (From left) Front: Ruben T. Reyes, N. Oswald Tweh Sr., the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran. Back row: Deanell Reece Tacha, Lídia Romão Gulele, the Rev.Øyvind Helliesen, the Rev. Dennis Blackwell, and the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko. (Not pictured, Beth Capen)

CUMC is invited to:

  1. Join the Mountain Sky Area prayer vigil beginning on April 23, extending during that time of the Judicial Council meeting and the deliberations, through to April 30
  2. Send Bishop Oliveto (bishop@mountainskyumc.org) messages of encouragement
  3. Send emails to Judicial Council members as indicated below, in support of Bishop Oliveto
The members and emails (where available):
  • Rev Dennis Blackwell: asbury.admin@gmail.com (general email for Asbury UMC)
  • Tim Bruster: tbruster@myfumc.org
  • Beth Capen: LinkedIn Profile
  • Lidia Gulele: no contact information found online
  • Øyvind Helliesen:oyvind.helliesen@metodistkirken.no
  • J. Kabamba Kiboko: kiboko@forestchapel.org
  • Warren Plowden: warren.plowden@jonescork.com
  • Ruben T Reyes: no contact information found online
  • Deanell Reece Tacha: deanell.tacha@pepperdine.edu
  • Luan-Vu “Lui” Tran: LinkedIn Profile
  • N. Oswald Tweh: info@pierretweh.com (general email for Pierre & Tweh Assoc)