I am very appreciative of the ministry of Bishop Lyght as a bishop of the Northeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. In December of this past year he chose to retire early for health reasons. His formal retirement will be celebrated at the NEJ meeting in July 2012 in Charleston, WV, where he has served as the bishop for the past 8 years. He is doing well and residing in New Jersey along with his wife, Eleanor. The Peninsula Delaware Conference is proud that he grew up in Princess Anne where his father was the pastor. Many in both Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences have had associations with him through the years of his distinguished leadership among us. He also was the bishop of the New York Annual Conference for 8 years and gave important leadership to the nation during the 9/11 terrorist attack.