Bishop John L. Hopkins was assigned to the East Ohio Conference in 2004, following eight years as bishop of the Minnesota Annual Conference.

He currently serves on the General Board of Church and Society.  From 2004-2012 he served as chair of The Connectional Table, that is responsible for the discernment and articulation of the vision for the church, and for the stewardship of the mission, ministries, and resources of The United Methodist Church.

Bishop Hopkins

Rick Wolcott is Director of Communications for the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.  He was raised in The United Methodist Church and considers his position with the conference to be a calling.

Wolcott was confirmed at North Royalton United Methodist Church, was president of the youth group there and later served the church as Staff Parish chairperson.  He also served in that capacity years later at the United Methodist Church of Berea, where he was involved in redefining the church’s Vision and Mission Statements, and setting new short and long term goals for the congregation.

Rick Wolcott