Bishop David Alan Bard

Bishop David Alan Bard was serving at First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota since 2005 prior to his election to the episcopacy on July 13, 2016. He has been in ministry for more than 30 years.  For a complete bio, click here.


Bishop’s Blog

Episcopal Office

Office hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1011 Northcrest Rd
Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 347-4030
Email: [email protected]

Episcopal Office Staff


David  Bard

Bishop of the Michigan Area
(517) 347-4030

John Boley

Clergy Assistant to the Bishop
(517) 347-4030

Mark Doyal

Director of Communications
(517) 347-4030 x1111

Deana Nelson

Executive Assistant to the Bishop
(866) 862-2732 [toll/free]

Jennifer Weaver

Executive Assistant to Clergy Assistant to the Bishop
(866) 862-2732 [toll/free]

Andrew Vorbrich

Conference Chancellor
(269) 381-8844