Bishop Jeremiah J. Park

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: General Conference Prayer & Informational Sessions

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! I am writing this letter to invite all pastors and laity of the Susquehanna Conference to attend one of the seven scheduled informational sessions. The purpose…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Lewisburg District Superintendent

Dear Laity and Clergy 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! I write to you today to announce that the Rev. Dr. Gary Weaver will be appointed as District Superintendent of the Lewisburg District effective July 1,…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Cabinet Transitions

Dear Laity and Clergy of the Susquehanna Annual conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World! Today I want to share with you a new transition of the Appointive Cabinet. After some deep conversations and with much prayer and discernment, I…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: Shares of Ministry

“How can I thank my God enough for you in return for all the joy that I have before our God because of you?” (1Thessalonians 3:9) 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…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park: New District Superintendents

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! I write to you today with the exciting announcement of the appointment of three new District Superintendents effective July 1, 2020. The Rev. Dr. Paul Amara…

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Special Announcement from Bishop Park Regarding the Council of Bishops Press Release

“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.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Dear Laity and Clergy of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of 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.