The Rev. Mark Conrad, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Matthew Ashley as the pastor of Huachuca UMC in Huachuca City, AZ, effective July 1, 2018. Huachuca UMC will be part of a newly created two-point charge with Sierra Vista UMC. Rev. Ashley will work with a team of Lay Servants to help give leadership at Huachuca UMC. Rev. Ashley will continue to serve as the Pastor of Sierra Vista UMC. Please keep Huachuca UMC and Sierra Vista UMC in your prayers.
The Rev. Dan Morley, Ministry Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, intends to assign Nicholas Grainger to the two-point-charge of Holbrook UMC in Holbrook, Arizona and First UMC in Winslow, Arizona, as a part-time lay person effective July 1, 2018 per paragraph 205.4 of the 2016 Book of Discipline. It is anticipated that Mr. Grainger will receive his local pastors license this summer and upon receipt, will be appointed as a local pastor per paragraph 318.2 to the above two-point charge. Please keep Mr. Grainger, Holbrook UMC and First UMC in prayer