Bishop Hagiya

Reflections from the Western Jurisdiction Meetings (March 2019)

A number of years ago we held a Transforming Ministry Conference in Los Angeles. This conference is designed to spark our imagination and innovative thinking and we had a once in a lifetime chance to learn at DreamWorks here in … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ!

By now you have probably all heard that the General Conference Special Called Session is now over, and the Traditional Plan prevailed (53% – 438 votes to 47% – 384 votes). … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Monday, February 25, 2019

Yesterday was a little tough for our Western Jurisdiction and Cal-Pac Annual Conference. The Prioritization process lifted the Traditional Plan and petitions to disaffiliate from the UMC ahead of all others. This means that they will be taken up first … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Our opening worship for today highlighted a sermon by our COB President, Bishop Ken Carter, who spoke at our last California-Pacific Annual Conference Session. Bishop Carter gave a wonderful theological sermon calling for the unity of the church and submission to … Read More

GC2019 Bishop’s Reflection: Day of Prayer

With this historic General Conference Special Called Session, we thought it might be helpful for me to send to our California-Pacific Conference personal updates and observations. I will try to do this daily and look forward to being in communication … Read More

Bishop Hagiya: Master Appointment List – Jan 2019

We are pleased to announce clergy appointment updates as of January 15, 2019 available via the button below.

The Master Appointment List will be updated and posted ( as of October 15, January 15, and April 15 of each year to … Read More

Clear Appointment Openings 2019-2020

As the Bishop and Appointive Cabinet of the California-Pacific Conference, we would like to continue the practice of posting our clear appointment openings. We have received positive feedback from this process, and people feel there is a stronger sense of … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on Clergy Arrest

We have become aware that Rev. Dr. John R. McFarland, a clergyperson of the California-Pacific Conference, was recently arrested by local law enforcement authorities.

The United Methodist Church unequivocally opposes abuse or misconduct of any kind, especially against children. For … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Christmas Message 2018

We here in the California-Pacific Conference have experienced some challenging and difficult times recently. Life is always a challenge, but sometimes we experience tragedy at a rate far beyond what is normal and natural. Such has been our recent experiences.

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Bishop Hagiya’s Call for Support and Compassion with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.  – Deuteronomy 10:18-19

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

In addition … Read More