Bishop Mark Webb
Upper New York Episcopal Area
Bishop Mark J. Webb is the Resident Bishop of the Upper New York Area, which includes the Upper New York Conference in the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.
He was elected Bishop in 2012 and assigned to serve as the Episcopal leader of the Upper New York Area effective September 1, 2012.
Bishop Webb holds a M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Shippensburg University. He also holds a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Connecticut. At the time of his election to the episcopacy, Bishop Webb was serving as District Superintendent of the York District of the Susquehanna Conference.
Bishop Webb served pastorates at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, Pa. from 1994-2007, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Wormleysburg, Pa. from 1991-1994, and Linglestown United Methodist Church from 1989-1991.
He received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 2002.
Bishop Webb was a delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conference in 2004, 2008, and 2012. He previously served as a director of The Board of Discipleship and a member of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy.
He currently serves the General Church as President of Discipleship Ministries and as a member of the Connectional Table. Bishop Webb serves as the secretary of the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops and as a Trustee of United Theological Seminary. Bishop Webb was named as one of the top 100 leaders by the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award in 2018.
Bishop Webb encourages working together to develop strategies and outcomes that will bear fruit. He has a passion for leadership development, New Faith Communities, and ensuring existing congregations grow in vitality and fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Webb is a native of Williamsport, Pa., and is married to Jodi. They have two sons, Tyler (who is married to Lyndsay) and Benjamin.
Spouse: Joy Dianne Webb
Children: Tyler James Webb - 18, Benjamin David Webb - 16
Education and Honors:
Asbury Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1989
Shippensburg University, Bachelor of Science, Sociology, 1986
Assigned to Upper New York Area (Upper New York Annual Conference), effective Sept. 1, 2012.
Superintendent, York District, Susquehanna Conference, 2007-Present
Pastor, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg PA., 1994-2007
Pastor, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Wormleysburg, Pa., 1991-1994
Associate Pastor, Lingelstown United Methodist Church, 1989-1991
Susquehanna Annual Conference
Delegate, General Conference, 2012, 2008, 2004
Delegate, Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, 2012, 2008, 2004
Director, General Board of Discipleship, 2004-2012
Hymnal Revision Committee, 2009
Board of Ordained Ministry Congregational Vitalization Team Sessions Committee
District Superintendency Committee, Chair
Order of Elder Chair
Bishop's Visioning Task Force
Commission on Equitable Compensation
Episcopacy Committee, Vice Chair
Conference Board of Trustees
Committee on Loans
Conference Leadership Visioning Team
Conference Council on Youth Ministries
District Youth Coordinator