Bishop’s spouse transitions to be trans woman

Because she wants to be a witness to others on a similar journey, the Rev. Mary Johnson is beginning to share the story of her transition from the Rev. Michael Johnson and her choice to live fully as the person she said God created her to be. She is the spouse of retired Bishop Peggy Johnson…

Fasting unto the Lord

From the Bishop’s Blog.

During the Season of Lent, the church is called to a time of holy introspection, fasting and prayer.  We are to contemplate the life and example of Jesus, hold our life up against his, and make some honest assessments.

Through that process, a time of repentance and change for the better is the hope, but none of this sounds particularly enjoyable. In our society self-abasement, guilt and personal accountability are increasingly counter-cultural…

Bishop Johnson one of 16 U.S. bishops planning to retire

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson has announced her plans to retire after the Northeastern Jurisdictional (NEJ) Conference. “I have prayerfully considered this decision,” Bishop Johnson wrote in an open letter Feb. 13, “and I feel that it is in the best interest of the church and my family not to take another episcopal assignment in order to continue serving until 2024 (my mandatory retirement date).”