Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference 2016
The 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference met July 13-15, 2016, at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
Every four years, elected clergy (pastors) and lay (local church members) delegates from the US Annual Conferences meet together for a Jurisdictional Conference to vote on business matters and to elect ordained elders to be Bishops for the church. (All five Jurisdictional Conferences happen simultaneously.) Once elected, a Bishop will be appointed to oversee an Episcopal Area within that Jurisdiction. An Episcopal Area is made up of a part, a whole, or multiple Annual Conference areas. There are 13 Episcopal areas within the Southeastern Jurisdiction.