Oct. 22, 2012
The Rev. Eduard Khegay 01T was elected on Oct. 19 as the new bishop of the Eurasia Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church, effective January 2013. Chosen on the first ballot during the quadrennial meeting of the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference of the UMC, Khegay will be the first United Methodist bishop from the former Soviet Union. He received a master of divinity from Candler in 2001.