On May 13, 2020, the West Ohio Conference delegation to the upcoming General and Jurisdictional Conferences endorsed Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson as an episcopal nominee (Bishop) for the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.
The election of Bishops takes place during Jurisdictional Conferences every four years. Both the 2020 General Conference and 2020 North Central Jurisdictional Conference have been delayed. Official dates for the rescheduled conferences have not yet been released.
The delegation engaged in a discernment process through 2019 and 2020 that included prayer, small group and delegation discussion, interviews and balloting.