A native North Carolinian, she was raised on the Morgan family farm in northeastern North Carolina in the community of Corapeake. She attended Duke University and Duke Divinity School. She has served as a youth director, Christian educator, pastor, Director of Connectional Ministries and district superintendent in the NC Conference. She was elected to the Episcopacy in July 2004 and assigned to the Mississippi Conference in 2004 and 2008. In 2012, she was assigned to the North Carolina Conference.
Learn more about Bishop Ward at nccumc.org/bishop.