John Louis Nuelsen

1867-1946. Methodist bishop. Born of American parents in Zurich, he was educated at Drew Theological Seminary, at Halle, and at Berlin. An ordained Methodist, he held pastorates in Missouri and Minnesota, lectured in ancient languages and exegetical theology, and was made bishop in 1908. From 1912 he was in charge of the Methodist Church's work in Europe with Zurich as his headquarters. In 1936 he organized the first Methodist Central Conference of Germany at Frankfurt. A member of the Central Bureau for Relief of Evangelical Churches of Europe, he was also known for his preaching. He wrote widely on Methodism and biblical criticism and was an editor of major theological works.