Bishop Sally J. Dyck
Bishop Sally J. Dyck, ordained as a United Methodist clergywoman in 1981, was consecrated a bishop in 2004 and assigned to lead the Minnesota Area. She was reassigned for another quadrennium in 2008. In 2012, she was assigned to the Chicago Episcopal Area comprising the Northern Illinois Conference.
Bishop Sally Dyck
Her leadership priorities are based on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission: to guide people to love God with their whole selves, to daily practice spiritual disciplines and to share God's love with those who do not know God. She has devised a "spiritual pyramid," based on the FDA food pyramid, which illustrates the spiritual practices that build healthy people of faith.
Before coming to Minnesota, Bishop Dyck served as a pastor and a district superintendent in the East Ohio Conference. She received theological training from Boston University School of Theology (Master of Divinity, 1978), University of Geneva/World Council of Churches (graduate certificate, 1978), and United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio (Doctor of Ministry, Black Church Studies, 1989). She has been married to the Rev. Kenneth Ehrman, a United Methodist elder, since 1976. The two have traveled the globe together by plane and bicycle and on foot.