A worship service celebrating the assignment of Bishop Connie Mitchell Shelton as resident bishop of the North Carolina Conference will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5 pm. The virtual service will be livestreamed at nccumc.org and on the North Carolina Conference app.
Bishop Shelton was elected to the episcopacy at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in November and comes to North Carolina from the Mississippi Conference. She has experience in a variety of ministry positions, including small-membership churches, director of Field Education at Duke Divinity School, Communications and Connectional Ministries Director for the Mississippi Conference, and as a District Superintendent. Bishop Shelton also served as the Executive Director of the United Methodist Radio Hour broadcast for seven years, where she was the weekly preacher.
Bishop Shelton is married to the Rev. Dr. Joey Shelton, Dean of the Chapel and Director of Church Relations at Millsaps College. They are the parents of two daughters, Bailey and Jessica.