Presiding elder

(Meth. Ch.) an elder commissioned by a bishop to have the oversight of the churches and preachers in a certain district.
See under 2d Elder.

See also: Elder, Presiding

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One day, in the sick chamber of Father Ephraim, who had been forty years the presiding elder over the Shaker settlement at Goshen, there was an assemblage of several of the chief men of the sect.
16) As Friedmann demonstrated, the shorter versions in Esztergom and Wolfenbuttel explicitly name Peter Walpot, the presiding elder of the Hutterites, as the author.
Ross, presiding elder of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church's western district of Arkansas; and Carl White, chief operating executive of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Leroy Haynes, pastor of Allen Temple CME in Portland and presiding elder of the CME Church's Oregon/Washington and Alaska districts.
And always with his genuine piety and learning there was a sense of humor, such as he displayed once during a quarterly visit from the Presiding Elder of our District just before introducing him to the congregation: "Now don't you keep these people too long today: they all want to get home and listen to the World Series.
Butler, Presiding Elder, Knoxville District/Pastor, Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church and Dr.
Photo (color) Episcopal Presiding Elder Carolyn Tyler speaks at a rally held at City Hall on Friday for continuation of racial preferences.
I have been involved in the selection and designation of several presiding elders in the Ghanaian Presbyterian Church, the design being that each of the small, scattered churches would have access to the sacraments in familiar relationships.
Child stars inevitably grow up, the precocious youngsters becoming the presiding elders for the next wave of young blood.
The Methodist reformers settled on three substantive and symbolic targets, each of which would democratize Methodist conferences--lay suffrage and representation; inclusion of the local preachers, who constituted two-thirds of Methodist leadership; and election of the officers who carried the administrative, personnel, and supervisory power, the presiding elders.