For Immediate Release
October 31, 2022
BISHOP CYNTHIA FIERRO HARVEY NAMED ARCHIVES & HISTORY PRESIDENT
History-Making Bishop Takes New Role, Effective Immediately
Madison, N.J. – The Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Bishop of the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and immediate past president of the denomination’s Council of Bishops, has been named president of the General Commission on Archives & History (GCAH).
“We are thrilled that Bishop Harvey is our new President at Archives & History. She has long been a change maker within the denomination with a ministry that made history when she was elected as the first Hispanic woman and first woman of color to serve as COB president,” says Dr. Ashley Boggan, GCAH’s chief executive. “Bishop Harvey’s deep love of The UMC and its journey through the centuries has prepared her to lead our agency into the future.”
Bishop Harvey’s new role is effective immediately.
“I am honored to serve as the president of the General Commission on Archives & History,” Bishop Harvey says. “While the work of the GCAH has always been an important part of our life and work, today, the leadership of Dr. Boggan and her team is more critical than ever as we study and explore our Methodist history as we shape our future history.
“I am excited to serve in this role and connect our past to our future.”
About General Commission on Archives & History
The General Commission on Archives & History (GCAH), organized in 1968, is one of the general agencies of The United Methodist Church, with offices located in the Archives & History Center. on the campus of Drew University in Madison, N.J. GCAH offers assistance to local churches and Annual Conferences through publications, workshops, research services, and other programs. The Commission maintains relationships with the five Jurisdictional Commissions on Archives and History, the Central Conferences, the World Methodist Historical Society, the World Methodist Council, and the Charles Wesley Society.