Office of the Bishop

The bishop of the Indiana Conference is a servant leader with general oversight and supervision of the life of the Church and the Annual Conference. As a follower of Jesus Christ, our bishop guards the faith, order, liturgy, doctrine, and discipline of the Church.

A missional leader with a vital spirit for mission, social justice, and making disciples of Jesus Christ; Bishop Julius C. Trimble leads the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church with a heart of discipleship, commitment to leadership development, stewardship, ministry with the poor, church development, and passionate worship. As bishop of The United Methodist Church, Trimble also works to ensure that the UMC Four Focus Areas are embodied in the life of the Conference.

Indiana 2020 – The “Wildly Important Goal” (WIG)

Bishop Trimble and the Extended Cabinet have offered a challenge or a Wildly Important Goal (WIG) for each church and ministry of the Indiana Conference to be engaged in missional transformation by 2024.

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Extended Cabinet

Comprised of the Executive Leadership (the bishop’s Executive Assistant, Conference Directors, and Conference Superintendents) of the Indiana Conference, the Extended Cabinet serves to assist Bishop Trimble in accomplishing the mission of the Church and the Annual Conference’s vision. Click here to learn more about this team.

Conference Leadership

The Indiana Conference is comprised of many leaders who carry out vital mission and ministry at all levels of the Church. Conference Leaders play an integral role in the fulfillment of the Conference’s mission and advancement. The Indiana Conference governance includes a Coordinating Council, Council on Finance and Administration, Board of Laity, and Committee on the Episcopacy. Bishop Trimble also has a passion for staying focused on adaptive challenges and futuring the mission and ministry of the Church and engages, through a partnership with Spiritual Leadership Inc. (SLI, with a cross-section of leaders at the Bishop’s Operational Team, to help further his commitment to advancing as a leader and addressing the needs of the Conference. Click here to learn more about our Conference Leaders.

Speeches, Sermons, Writings

Bishop Trimble serves the Connection as a general superintendent of the Church and also as the episcopal leader of the Indiana Conference. He is involved in a variety of ministries, boards, and agencies related to the Church and to the state of Indiana. Click here to see some of his recent speeches, sermons, writings, interviews, and other media.

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