Incoming NTC leader known as hands-on senior pastor at First UMC Hurst
The United Methodists of North Texas have a new episcopal leader, Bishop Michael McKee.
Bishop McKee, a newly elected bishop, was assigned here July 20 at United Methodism’s South Central Jurisdictional gathering in Oklahoma City.
Prior to his election, Bishop McKee served as pastor of the 1,100-member First UMC Hurst since 1997.
As a hands-on senior pastor who was highly involved and committed to the mission and ministry of the local church, Bishop McKee spent the last 36 years forming and building upon his relationships with people across the nation. Among his gifts: He never meets a stranger. His collaborative leadership style has touched, encouraged and energized congregations across the nation. Also, Bishop McKee’s skills in communication are diverse and exemplary.
North Texas delegation chair the Rev. Don Underwood has high praise for Bishop McKee.
“I think Bishop McKee is the perfect fit for the North Texas Conference,” Underwood said. “He will bring strong leadership that is coupled with sensitivity, compassion and the heart of a true servant of Christ,” he said.
Born in Fort Worth, Bishop McKee and his wife, Joan, have two daughters, Meredith McKee of Dallas and Erin McKee Chidsey, who now lives in Los Angeles with husband Darin and son Knox.
Bishop McKee holds degrees from the University of Texas in Austin and Perkins School of Theology.
Bishop McKee assumes his post Sept. 1. Look for more on Bishop McKee in upcoming editions.