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Bishop John Schol

Ocean, NJ

bishop john schol

Bishop John Schol

John R. Schol is the Bishop of the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was elected to the Episcopacy in 2004, and prior to his assignment to the New Jersey area he served for eight years in the Baltimore Washington Conference.

A life-long Methodist, he was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Bishop Schol began his pastoral ministry in the Eastern Pennsylvania conference and served for seven years as pastor of the West Chester United Methodist Church. He has also served as Urban Ministry Executive Secretary and Communities of Shalom Director, General Board of Global Ministries; and Executive Director and Pastor of the Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, PA.

Bishop Schol is currently the team leader for the Vital Congregations Initiative of the United Methodist Church and is assigned to the General Commission on Communication on behalf of the Council of Bishops.