Janice Riggle Huie serves as bishop of the Texas Annual Conference of the
With Bishop Huie’s leadership, the 2012 Texas Annual Conference adopted a Four Year Focus: cultivate growing, fruitful, missional congregations, form transforming lay and clergy leaders and invest in the young. In the fall of 2012, Bishop Huie carried this message to each of the nine districts in the conference, holding town hall style meetings to encourage United Methodists to commit to these three focus areas.
She also challenged each and every congregation to partner with their local public school. She suggested creating mentoring/tutoring programs to build relationships with children who may be without a concerned adult in their lives but she also asked churches to be creative and “do what they can, where they can” in the Wesley tradition. The people of the Texas Annual Conference have responded with enthusiasm creating everything from after school study sessions to daily feeding programs.
In connection with her Episcopal assignment she serves on the Board of Trustees of The Methodist Hospital, Southwestern University, Wiley College, and The Texas Methodist Foundation.
A noted speaker and experienced leader, she has preached at numerous annual conferences and seminaries and led retreats for both pastors and laity in the area of leadership and spiritual formation. She has taught in the Mentor Program at Perkins School of Theology, served as Adjunct Faculty for the Doctor of Ministry Program at Austin Presbyterian School of Theology, and served as Churchwoman in Residence at Candler School of Theology. She was co-chair of the International Clergywomen’s Consultation in 1995, has authored articles in preaching and spirituality, and received the Bandy Distinguished Preacher Award from Emory University in 1991. She completed her term as President of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry shortly after moving to Houston in August 2004.
After graduating with honors from the University of Texas in Austin in 1969, Bishop Huie went to Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, earning a Master of Theology and receiving both the Flinn Award as outstanding senior and the DeJernette Award in homiletics. In 1989 she was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, where she focused on homiletics and liturgy.
Janice Riggle Huie was born on December 15,1946 in Beeville, Texas. She and her husband, Rev. Robert W. Huie, were married in 1970. Bob is a retired member of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference. Their son, Matthew and his wife Shambryn Wilson Huie live in Beeville, Texas with their three children: Reagan, David, and Zachary. Matt continues to operate the Riggle family farm.
Bob and Janice enjoy camping and snow skiing with their children and grandchildren.