On 7 June, 2015 The Methodist Church (Upper Myanmar) welcomed its new president, Rev. Dr. James Ngun Hlei at a special service at the Wesley Church, Mandalay. The former President, Rev. Dr. Zaw Win Aung was in attendance for this transfer of leadership.
About Rev. Dr. James Ngun Hlei
Rev. Dr. Hlei is one of the most senior ministers of the MCUM. He had many experiences in the Church ministry as he had taken various roles such as, Circuit Superintendent, Mission Field Superintendent, District Chairman, Dean of Myanmar Theological College, Principal of Tahan Institute of Theology. In Ecumenical realm, he had been working at the position of the Associate General Secretary of the Myanmar Council of Churches (MCC) for 8 years (two terms). He gained B.A, B.D, M.A (Birm.UK), D.D (Korea).