Resident Bishop (United Methodist)
A resident Bishop in the United Methodist Church is a Bishop appointed to a specific Episcopal Area (i.e., the Bishop resident in the Area; unless a Bishop happens to be retired and simply residing in the Area, not assigned to it). A resident Bishop is the Presiding Bishop of any and all Annual (i.e., regional) Conferences of the Church within the Area. Such Bishops are said to have residential as well as presidential duties within his/her Area.
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