Bishop Michael McKee
Bishop Michael McKee was elected to the episcopacy during the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2012 while he was serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Hurst, Texas. He was assigned to serve as the resident bishop of the North Texas Conference effective September 1, 2012.
McKee is a member of the Council of Bishops’ Executive Committee and chairs the Justice and Reconciliation Leadership Team. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University, Texas Methodist Foundation, Southwestern University, and Methodist Health System, Dallas. He also serves as chair of the Executive Board of Perkins School of Theology and co-chairs the Campaign Steering Committee of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
McKee previously served as a delegate to two General Conferences and three Jurisdictional Conferences. He has held numerous offices including chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Mid-Cities District Committee of Ordained Ministry.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, McKee was ordained a Deacon in 1975 and an Elder in 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Theology from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Texas Wesleyan University.
Bishop McKee and his wife Joan are the parents of two adult daughters.