Bishop Jeremiah J. Park

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Mission Central

August 5, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! It is with great joy and thanksgiving to God that I write this letter. On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Mission Central officially became…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Statement on Reopening

 “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 5:3) “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; From the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.” (Psalm 68:19-20)…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: 2020 Annual Conference Session

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be people of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14) “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations . . . And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) June 30, 2020 Dear Lay and Clergy Members of…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Cabinet Transitions

June 25, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! This letter is to let you know of another transition in the Cabinet. The Reverend Greg Myers, Clergy Assistant to my office who…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: Thank You

“God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young persons stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on the wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: Juneteenth

God also said, “When the time’s ripe, I answer you. When victory’s due, I help you. I form you and use you to reconnect the people with me, To put the land in order, to resettle families on the ruined properties. I tell prisoners, ‘Come on out. You’re free!’ and those huddled in fear, ‘It’s…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: The Death of Mr. George Floyd and the Expressions of Protest

Following is Bishop Park’s statement on the death of Mr. George Floyd and the expressions of protest and concern that followed. Please distribute this to your church and read it to your congregations this coming Sunday. June 2, 2020 “How long, O Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my life from…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Retirement Postponed

May 27, 2020 My Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! It has now been announced that the postponed session of the 2020 General Conference will be held August 29 to September 7,…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: Pentecost

May 26, 2020 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young people will see visions, and your old people will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they…

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Special Message from Bishop Park: World Council of Churches Day of Prayer

May 14, 2020 “But I pray to you, O Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation…. Answer me, O Lord, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.” (Psalm 69:13 & 16) “God has delivered us from…

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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.