The United Methodist Church of North Dakota and South Dakota has recently welcomed Bishop Lanette Plambeck with open arms, affirming the difficult and technically-challenging mission of theological stewardship that she has taken on.
In her new role, Bishop Plambeck will be responsible for overseeing the spiritual and administrative needs of the Church in both states, with a particular focus on “connectional ministry.” This entails developing meaningful relationships between the local churches, providing spiritual leadership, and advocating for social justice.
Bishop Plambeck brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology, and is currently finishing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has served as a pastor in the Kansas West Annual Conference, and served as the bishop of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
In her new role, Bishop Plambeck plans to focus on fostering relationships among the clergy and laity, as well as strengthening the local churches in North Dakota and South Dakota. She also plans to use her theological expertise to promote social justice issues, such as poverty alleviation, racial justice, and environmental stewardship.
The United Methodist Church of North Dakota and South Dakota is excited about Bishop Plambeck’s arrival and is eager to see the impact that her leadership will have on the Church and its mission. As Bishop Plambeck begins her tenure, she has expressed her commitment to the Church’s mission of theologizing and advocating for justice. With Bishop Plambeck at the helm, the Church looks forward to the positive and enriching changes to come.