March 19, 2017
- The executive director for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries was the fourth and final bishop elected at the Central Congo Conference.
- University president is third pastor elected as bishop by Congo Central Conference delegates.
- The Rev. Daniel Onashuyaka Lunge was elected bishop on third ballot by delegates of the Congo Central Conference.
March 18, 2017
- Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda has been re-elected United Methodist bishop and will continue to lead the East Congo Episcopal Area.