About Us

Welcome! The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is made up of about 415 churches, which serve nearly 103,000 members in 16 counties. Led by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, the Conference’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Today, this mission is the focus of the conference’s churches–congregations which speak to diverse and multi-generational populations in the many cities, towns, and rural areas throughout our area. These congregations seek to call persons to new life in Christ, nurture persons to be disciples of Jesus Christ, and address the needs in our communities as well as throughout the world through mission and ministry and by advocating for justice.

Vision and Mission Statement of the Eastern PA Conference:

United in Christ, Committed to Transformation

Creating Disciples, Celebrating Diversity,
Connecting Communities, Committing to Love and Justice

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

Bishop Peggy JohnsonBishop Peggy A. Johnson is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and serves as the episcopal leader of the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church, which includes the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference and the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lebanon Valley College, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary.  Prior to her election to the episcopacy in 2008 she served as a pastor in the Baltimore-Washington Conference since 1980. Read more

Conference Center

The Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference Center, at 980 Madison Avenue, Norristown, PA 19403, is a 10,000 square-foot, single level building that serves as headquarters for the organization of churches, clergy and lay members who together compose the United Methodist Church in the Southeastern PA region. It is located at the intersection of Madison and Monroe avenues, just off of Trooper Road (SR 363), near the Trooper Road exit on PA Highway 422. We are south of Egypt Road and near Audubon Square Shopping Center in Eagleville. Read more

Please contact Regina Raiford Babcock at (484) 762-8222 or rbabcock@epaumc.org to reserve meeting space at the conference office.


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Archives & History

As the area pioneer leaders called home, and the territory where critical moments in United Methodist history took place, Eastern Pennsylvania is arguably the most historic in the entire connection. Read more

The United Methodist Church

The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, which is our church’s mission. Through the power of our connection, we are making a positive difference in more than 125 countries. Learn more at www.umc.org

The Northeastern Jurisdiction

The Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church (NEJ) covers the 9 Episcopal areas (10 annual conferences) located in the area from Maine south to West Virginia. The Northeastern Jurisdiction is one of five US jurisdictions along with seven Central Conferences that serve United Methodists around the globe. Learn more at www.nejumc.org