General Superintendent Emerita

New title, same passion

New title, same passion

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon remains as busy as ever in her ministry within the denomination. Lyon was named General Emerita at General Conference 2016 after eight years of service as General Superintendent. She also holds the title of ambassador of The Wesleyan Church, an...
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​Jo Anne Lyon receives 2016 Peace Award

General Superintendent Emerita and Ambassador for The Wesleyan Church Reverend Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is the recipient of the World Methodist Council’s 2016 World Methodist Peace Award. The award will be presented to Dr. Lyon on September 3 at the World Methodist...
​Former General Superintendent Dr. Lee Haines passes

​Former General Superintendent Dr. Lee Haines passes

Dr. Lee M. Haines, lifelong servant of God and The Wesleyan Church, passed away on Saturday, August 6, in Noblesville, Ind., at age 88. He served as General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church from 1988-2000. Prior to that he was General Secretary of Education and...
​Dr. Jo Anne Lyon elected to General Superintendent Emerita and honored

​Dr. Jo Anne Lyon elected to General Superintendent Emerita and honored

On Tuesday, June 7, of the 2016 General Conference, the title of General Superintendent Emerita was conferred upon Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, effective at the rise of the conference. The action was unanimous and met with a standing ovation. During a very special moment at the...