Southeast Conference elects new bishop

At the annual meeting of the Southeast Conference on April 28-29, delegates voted to confirm Rev. Eduardo Llanes' election as bishop of their conference. Beginning August 1, Llanes will oversee congregations across the Southeast with the help of associate bishop John Byers. He will be installed during the Saturday evening worship service at General Conference.

Established in 1990 with 27 congregations, the Southeast Conference today is one of the North American BIC church’s most dynamic growth areas. As moderator Warren Hoffman notes, “The appointment of a resident bishop at this point seems to be a natural progression for leadership in the SE Conference.”

Originally from Cuba, Eduardo has served with the Brethren in Christ since 1985 as a pastor and most recently, an associate bishop to Craig Sider, who currently serves as bishop of both the Southeast and Atlantic Conferences. A brief biography describing Eduardo’s journey in ministry can be found in the May issue of Momentum.