Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

Learn about the new episcopal leader for the Desert Southwest Conference and catch up on Bishop Carlo’s #PrayerRun recaps and blog.

Bishop Carlo’s Call Story

Rapanut was ordained in the Philippines in 2006, and he now becomes the first Filipino American bishop to serve in the U.S. and the first U.S. bishop to have been ordained in a central conference. He doesn’t take lightly this responsibility – that he stands on the shoulders of ancestors who were colonized and with people that are now de-colonizing themselves.

Bishop Carlo’s Ministry

Bishop Rapanut served on the cabinet of the Greater Northwest Area as Conference Superintendent, Director of Connectional Ministries in the Alaska Conference, one of the deans of the cabinet, and then Assistant to the Bishop.

Learn more about his education and ministry career.

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Julie O'Neal

Julie O'Neal



Office Location
1550 E. Meadowbrook Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Desert Southwest Conference
P.O. Box 32830
Phoenix, AZ 85064


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