Annual Conference 2021 – Christ Alive in Us!

Annual Conference 2021 – Christ Alive in Us!

Presentations and services of Annual Conference 2021 were live from the John S. Knight Center in Akron with AC members participating remotely.

Read the Annual Conference 2021 recap report.
View videos of the AC 2021 services and sessions.

Annual Conference 2022 is scheduled for Thurs. June 9 - Sat., June 11 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.

Meet the New Appointed Clergy Members of East Ohio Conference Leadership

Meet New Members of Conference Leadership

On July 1, six clergy began new appointments serving in positions that are part of Conference leadership.

Rev. Ed Peterson: assistant to the Bishop. E-mail

Rev. Angela Lewis: Canal District superintendent. E-mail

Rev. Ed Fashbaugh: director of Connectional Ministries. E-mail

Rev. Kelly Brown: Three Rivers District superintendent. E-mail

Rev. Beth Ortiz: director of Strategic Ministries. E-mail.

Rev. Laura White: Southern Hills District superintendent. E-mail

View the list of new 2021 clergy appointments and changes of status.


Bishop Tracy S. Malone & Extended Cabinet Stand Against Racism

Bishop Tracy S. Malone & Extended Cabinet Stand Against Racism


Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Extended Cabinet, and East Ohio Conference laity and clergy are committed to stand against racism.

Read the Anti-Racism Commitment signed by Bishop Tracy S. Malone & the Extended Cabinet.

Read the Covenant to Resist Racism signed by EOC Laity and Clergy.

Read Bishop Malone’s message “Dismantling Racism … Where Do We Go from Here?” written following the conviction of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Read the Board of Multicultural Vitality statement celebrating two momentous announcements that highlight the importance of standing against racism and promoting equality and opportunity for all.

Read the Board of Multicultural Vitality statement encouraging clergy and laity to prayerfully and consciously seek ways to respond to racism and violence against Asians and Asian Americans. 

View the Stand Against Racism page on the Conference website to view and download:

  • small group studies,
  • videos,
  • podcasts,
  • resources for all age groups,
  • and more.


Last Chance to Register for Strategic Ministries Worship Webinars

Last Chance to Register for Strategic Ministries Worship Webinars

Monday, August 2 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Author, creative worship, and guest readiness coach Jason Moore will share best practices for overcoming the challenges of worshipping in this time of blended virtual and in-person worship.

Learn more and register.

Last Chance to Register for Strategic Ministries Worship Webinars

Thursday, August 5 @ 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Author, creative worship, and guest readiness coach Jason Moore will lead a workshop offering strategies for how to create powerful transformative worship for both in-person and online participants.

Learn more and register.


SPECIAL OFFER: Attend both webinars and qualify for seven coaching sessions with Jason Moore.

Equipping local churches to be, make, and mature disciples of Jesus Christ


EOC Vision

EOC VISION: As our Episcopal leader, Bishop Tracy S. Malone holds out a vision and a hope that we will be bold, faithful and courageous in our Christian witness and will behold the power, the Holy Spirit’s power, that has been poured out upon us. View the bishop’s vision message.


AC 2021 & Appointments

AC 2021 & APPOINTMENTS: The 52nd session of Annual Conference was livestreamed June 16-19 from the John S. Knight Center in Akron. View the services, celebrations, and Christ Alive in Us! ministry videos. View and download photos from Annual Conference 2021. View the AC 2021 website.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Visit this resource for messages from Bishop Malone, links to livestreamed worship services, non-traditional worship ideas, and other tips we can incorporate in order to stay connected to and minister with church and community members during the coronavirus pandemic.


Teach • Reach • Bless

TEACH • REACH • BLESS: The $1.5 million campaign to build a new dorm for female students at Africa University reinforces our East Ohio Conference commitment to the education and wellness of women today for a better Africa tomorrow. Learn more about and support Teach • Reach • Bless.




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