Bishops' Bios: Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton

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Born: Jul. 2, 1958

Married: Sally S. Bickerton

Children: Elizabeth, T.J., Ian, Nicholas


West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1980 (B.A., Sociology/Psychology)
Duke University Divinity School, 1983 (M.Div.)
United Theological School, 1994 (D.Min.)


Ordained Deacon (1982) & Elder (1985) in the West Virginia Annual Conference
Perry Memorial UMC, Shady Spring, WV 1983-1989
Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC, Hurricane, WV 1989-1998
Northern District Superintendent, Wheeling, WV 1998-present


Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, 1996-present
Conference Committee on Episcopacy, 2000-present
Conference Vision Team & Covenant Council, 1996-present
General Conference Delegate, 1996, 2000, 2004
Head of the General Conference Delegation, 2000, 2004
General Commission on United Methodist Communications, 2000-present
General Commission on Archives & History, 1980-1988
General Commission on the Status & Role of Women, 1976-1980
Delegate to Jurisdictional Conference, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004
Jurisdictional Episcopacy Committee, 2000-present
Jurisdictional Program Committee, 1992-2000


Adjunct Professor, United Theological School (Wesleyan Doctrine, Polity)
UMW School of Christian Mission Teacher, 1996-present
Active participant in Volunteers-in-Mission, 1987-present
Natural Church Development Training
Endorsed by:
The West Virginia Conference General & Jurisdictional
Delegation and nominee of the West Virginia Annual Conference


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