Sharon Zimmerman Rader
Sharon Zimmerman Rader was ordained deacon in the Detroit Conference and elder in the Northern Illinois Conference. She transferred to the West Michigan Conference where she was a local church pastor, member of the Conference Staff, and District Superintendent. She was elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdiction in 1992 and assigned to the Wisconsin Area. She retired in 2004 and then served as the first executive for the Connectional Table, as Council of Bishops Ecumenical Officer, and as Bishop in Residence at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.