Stansell Named Central South District Superintendent

Date Posted: 5/12/2020

Dr. Elijah Stansell Named Central South District Superintendent
For immediate release – May 12, 2020

Bishop Scott J. Jones announced today that the Rev. Dr. Elijah Stansell has been appointed as District Superintendent for the Central South District of the Texas Annual Conference beginning July 1, 2020.

Dr. Stansell has faithfully served in many leadership roles for the United Methodist Church during his career including as a pastor to many churches, District Superintendent, Conference Treasurer and Director of the Center for Connectional Resources, chairperson of the Commission on Religion & Race, Board of Ordained Ministry and the Investigation Committee. He has also served the general church for the General Council on Finance and Administration Audit & Review, Board of Pensions, Denominational Health Task Force for General Conference 2008 and was elected chair of the General Administration Committee for General Conference 2012. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology and his Doctor of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary.

“Elijah consistently embodies the standards every leader should strive to maintain. His experience and thoughtful approach to managing ministry benefit everyone around him,” said Bishop Scott J. Jones.

The Central South District is located in the heart of Houston, Texas. The district is made up of vibrant, growing congregations which are changing lives and reshaping futures for Jesus Christ. Our mission is to equip those congregations to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world to the glory of God.