Mississippi’s district superintendent for the United Methodist Church and the former pastor for Galloway Methodist Church in Jackson has been elected as Bishop for the church’s Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference.
Connie Mitchell Shelton was elected on Wednesday at the conference meeting at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. She received 213 of 350 votes cast.
Shelton, 58, was elected from the nine states forming the Southeastern Jurisdiction. In the United States, bishops are elected to serve for life.
According to a press release from the United Methodist Church, Shelton was the…