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Introduction of Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, new president of Council of Bishops

May 16, 2012

New bishops’ president a pioneer

TAMPA, Fla. (UMNS) — When she was a teenager, Bishop Rosemarie Wenner was the only one in her confirmation class in the United Methodist church she attended in Germany. When she began considering going into ministry, there was only one female United Methodist pastor in her country. And, when she was elected bishop of Germany, she became the first woman outside the United States tapped for a United Methodist episcopacy. Now, Wenner is the new president of the denomination’s Council of Bishops.

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