District Superintendent was an office in the United Missionary Church, known in the earlier period of its history as Presiding Elder, was an important office from the beginning. The District Superintendent presided over the annual conference of his area, and was recognized as the pastoral head of the ministers of the area which he served. He also presided over quarterly conferences and conducted communion services with the various churches. He served as chairman of the stationing committee in the annual assignment of the ministers to the various pastorates. For the quadrennial General Conference the chairman was elected from the District Superintendents of the several conferences.
|Author(s)||John A Hostetler|
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Hostetler, John A. "District Superintendent." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 May 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=District_Superintendent&oldid=80210.
Hostetler, John A. (1956). District Superintendent. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=District_Superintendent&oldid=80210.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 74. All rights reserved.
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