Bishop Jeremiah J. Park

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Prayer and Discernment for Reopening

January 21, 2021 For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:11-12) Dear Beloved Sisters…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Worship Resources for Sabbath Days

January 11, 2021 The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: Pray for Our Nation

January 8, 2021 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it… The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” (John 1:5 & 9) Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness,…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: 2021 Annual Conference Change

December 29, 2020 ANNOUNCING THE 2021 CLERGY SESSION JUNE 16, 2021 TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY Dear Sisters and Brothers, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! In consultation with Revs. Suzanne Elliott and David Stough of the Board of Ordained Ministry,…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: COVID-19 Update

December 18, 2020 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom… They shall see the glory of the Lord, The majesty of our God. (Isaiah 35:1, 2b) … And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our…

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Jeremiah J. Park was born on July 4, 1952,  in Jae Chun, Korea. He graduated from  Seoul Methodist Theological School, as an honor student, with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1973 and cum laude from the Theological School of Drew University with the M.Div. degree in 1979.

He received his D. Min. degree from the same school in 1990.

Jeremiah was ordained deacon by Bishop C. Dale White in 1979 (Northern New Jersey Annual Conference) and elder by Bishop  Joseph H. Yeakel in 1981 (Western New  York Annual Conference). For nine years he  served as pastor in Rochester, New York  and Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. From 1988 to 1994 he served the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry of the Northeastern  Jurisdiction,  as Associate Director. From 1994 to 1996 he  served as Associate Council Director and then as Council Director for two years in the Northern New Jersey Annual Conference. During  his  tenure  on  staff  of  the  conference, he was instrumental in raising funds for building a Memorial Chapel in memory of Henry G. Appenzeller, the first Methodist missionary from America to Korea, at Aldersgate Center in Swartswood, New Jersey. In 1998 he became the District  Superintendent of the Hudson District of  the Northern New Jersey Annual Conference, which was changed to the  Palisades District in 2000. He was District Superintendent when he was elected bishop.

Jeremiah was first elected a delegate to the Jurisdictional Conference in 1996. He was elected a delegate to the General Conference  in 2000 and 2004. He served on the Vision Table, Program and Arrangements Committee, Board of Directors of the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, and the Korean-American Mission of the Northeastern  Jurisdiction (NEJ). He served as Chairperson of the Conference Commission  on Religion and Race and the Multi-Ethnic Ministries Coordinating Committee.

Upon his election to the episcopacy by the  Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in  2004, Jeremiah was assigned as Resident  Bishop of the New York Area. In 2012  Jeremiah was assigned as Resident Bishop  of the Harrisburg Area. He also serves as Presiding Bishop of the Mongolian Mission and the NEJ Korean-American Mission and as President of the General Commission on Archives and History.

He enjoys singing, tennis, hiking, travel and spending time with his children and their families.

Bishop Park began his leadership of the Susquehanna Conference, Harrisburg Area, September 1, 2012.