On the fifth ballot at the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Sandra Steiner Ball was elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church. In this photo, by delegate George Hollich, Bishop Peggy Johnson applauds at the podium after escorting Steiner Ball to the stage. Steiner Ball is the director of Connectional Ministries for the Peninsula-Delaware Conference.
About Steiner Ball’s election, Bishop Johnson said, “Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball will bring a high level of skill in the area of church development and re-development as well as a deep spirituality. Her administrative expertise as well as her commitment to the connectional system of the denomination will serve us well into the changing times that the church is experiencing.”