The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata appointed Rev. Dr. George Cushman as interim senior pastor of Dove of the Desert UMC in Glendale, AZ in the West District effective November 11, 2018 per paragraph 357.6 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Cushman is a retired member of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
Rev. Michael Kerr-Osman has served as the pastor of Dove of the Desert since 2016. Rev. Kerr-Osman is on medical leave of absence.
Please keep Rev. Kerr-Osman and his family and Rev. Cushman and the congregation in your prayers.