Middelberg to assume new responsibilities in West Ohio

Effective July 1, 2018 The Reverend Linda Middelberg will begin serving as the Executive Assistant to the Bishop. She will continue to serve as the Superintendent of the Capitol Area North District. It is anticipated her time will be divided equally between the district and conference.

This new staffing approach is made possible by the willingness of the cabinet, Episcopal Office staff, and the Capitol Area North and Capitol Area South Districts, to think differently and act creatively. This new configuration creates considerable opportunity for disciplined focus on key priorities, enhances collaboration and achieves some economies of scale.

“ I am delighted that Linda is willing to venture into something new with her considerable gifts and skills,” said Bishop Gregory V. Palmer.

In many Episcopal Offices in the United Methodist connection, the role of the Assistant to the Bishop is combined with another staff position