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District Superintendents

The role of the district superintendent is best understood as “an extension of the office of the bishop.” The district superintendent (DS) oversees the ministry of the clergy and the churches in the communities of the district, a task that requires pastoral leadership, personnel leadership, administration, and program leadership. The 2012 General Conference also made substantial changes to the “Specific Responsibilities of District Superintendents,” highlighting the expectation that “the superintendent will be the chief missional strategist of the district.”

For a more thorough description of the role of district superintendent, see ¶¶417 – 419 on pp. 333-335 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2012.

The links to the left provide resources that support the work of the district superintendent

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