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.
Jessica Vargo is the Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services for the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. She has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, tax and benefits administration.
Vargo oversees the treasurer’s office, which is responsible for budgeting, apportioned shared ministry funds, healthcare and pension, program support, online forms, payroll processing and equitable compensation.