Bishop Carcaño

WJUMC Bishops send letter to President Obama in support of Standing Rock Sioux Nation

The following letter was sent to President Barack Obama by the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church expressing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and support for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Click here to view a PDF … Read More

Bishop Carcaño to be Awarded Honorary Degree from Claremont School of Theology

On September 6, 2016, during its annual convocation ceremonies, Claremont School of Theology will award a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa to Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Resident Bishop of the Phoenix Episcopal Area/Desert Southwest Conference from 2004 to 2012 … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s Letter to Cal-Pac

Brothers and Sisters,

Grace and peace to you in the precious name of Christ Jesus.

As you know, effective September 1, I will be assuming my new assignment as the bishop of the California-Nevada Conference. A reassignment at this point … Read More

Kathleen Thomas Sano Has Died

Brothers and sisters,

It is with deep sadness that I inform you that early this morning Kathy Thomas Sano died.  Kathy was the spouse of Bishop Roy Sano.  Together they served the California-Pacific Conference faithfully over the 1992-2000 period.

Kathy … Read More

Response to the Attack in Orlando, FL


This morning we woke up to the atrocity of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.  We mourn with the families and the loved ones of those who were … Read More

Announcement of Executive Director of Connectional Ministries


I am pleased to announce that Ms. Erin Hawkins will become our new California-Pacific Conference’s Executive Director of Connectional Ministries. She will fully transition into this position by October 1, 2016, but in the meantime will be participating in our … Read More

Announcement on Leanne Nakanishi, Conference Secretary

Brothers and sisters,

It is with sadness that I inform you that our beloved sister Leanne Nakanishi, California-Pacific Conference Secretary, died this morning.

Leanne had been struggling recently with serious health challenges. Nevertheless, she was active until her final moments … Read More

“Remember” – Bishop Carcaño’s Easter Message 2016

Luke 24:1-12

On this day we remember… we remember that on that glorious Sunday the women went to the tomb and found it empty. Angels in dazzling white like lightning appeared to them and said to them, “Why do you … Read More

Urgent Announcement on Imagine No Malaria

Cal-Pac Clergy and Lay Leaders,

I greet you in the powerful and faithful name of Christ Jesus. As we continue to work together to fulfill our $3 million commitment to save the lives of 300,000 of our brothers and sisters … Read More

Introduction to the 32nd Annual Session of the California-Pacific Conference

Brothers and Sisters,

Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus! I am so looking forward to greeting you at our 2016 Annual Conference Session! We will be gathering just a few weeks after our United Methodist … Read More