Candidate Biography

    The Rev. David A. Bard

    Duluth, MN

    June 24, 1959

    Spouse: Julie

    David (24)
    Beth (23)
    Sarah (16)
  • 2005-present: First United Methodist Church, Duluth, senior pastor
  • 1998-2005: Northwest District Superintendent, Minnesota Conference
  • 1994-1998: Central Mesabi Parish, first associate, the senior pastor
  • 1987-1994: Attend School at Southern Methodist University. Worked as an associate pastor for youth ministry at Ridgewood Park UMC in Dallas, TX
  • 1984-1987: Roseau United Methodist Church, pastor
  • Membership:
    Minnesota Conference
  • General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2004-present
  • Committee on Plan of Organization and Rules of Order for General Conference, 2004-present
  • North Central Jurisdiction Committee on the Episcopacy, 2004-present
  • Minnesota Conference Committee on the Episcopacy, 2004-present (currently the chairperson)
  • Minnesota Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, 1996-present (currently the vice chairperson)
  • Minnesota Conference Conflict Transformation Team, 2004-present
  • Minnesota Conference parliamentarian, 2003-present
  • Delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conference, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Adjunct Instructor at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in theology, ethics and United Methodist Studies
  • Adjunct instructor at College of St. Scholastica in religious ethics
  • Instructor at UMW School of Christian Mission, "Shalom, Salaam, Peace," 2005
  • Active in CHUM, Churches United in Ministry, a Duluth-area, congregation-supported ministry that reaches out to the poor and hungry and advocates for social policies that will eliminate hunger and homelessness
  • Office:
    First United Methodist Church of Duluth
    230 East Skyline Parkway
    Duluth, MN 55811
    Phone 218 727-5021
    Fax 218 727-5021
    E-mail Address:
    Church Website:
    Endorsed by:
    North Central Jurisdiction Town and Country Association
    North Central Jurisdiction Urban Network
    Minnesota Annual Conference

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