The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Sarah Allen as the pastor of Payson United Methodist Church in Payson, Arizona, effective July 1, 2019 per paragraph 318.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Allen is a member of Page Community United Methodist Church in Page, Arizona.

Please pray for Pastor Allen and Payson UMC during this time of transition.


The Rev. Daniel Morley, Superintendent of the North District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Sandra Lee Johnson as part-time associate pastor of congregational care of St. Michael’s United Methodist Church in Lake Havasu City, AZ, effective July 1, 2019 per paragraph 318.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Please keep Pastor Johnson and St. Michael’s UMC in prayer during this time of transition.


The Rev. Daniel Morley, Superintendent of the North District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Deaconess Jane Murray as the Director of Mission, Social Justice, Spiritual Development, and also serving as Church Relations Coordinator Volunteer for Operation Christmas Child of St. Michael’s United Methodist Church in Lake Havasu City, AZ, effective July 1, 2019 per paragraph 1913 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Please keep Deaconess Jane Murray and St. Michael’s UMC in prayer during this time of transition.


The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Rev. Dr. Sergio Pereira as the part-time pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, effective July 1, 2019 per paragraph 346.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Pereira is an ordained elder in the Indiana Annual Conference.

Rev. Dr. David Patterson, currently appointed to Wesley UMC, will enter into retired status effective July 1, 2019.

Please pray for Rev. Patterson and his family, Rev. Pereira, and Wesley UMC during this time of transition.


The Rev. Nancy Cushman, Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata appointed Rev. Stephanie Duncan Soon as part-time assistant minister of care at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Sun City West, Arizona, effective June 3, 2019 per paragraph 346.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Soon is an ordained deacon in the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference.

Please pray for Rev. Soon and Shepherd of the Hills UMC during this time of transition.


The Rev. Nancy Cushman, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Joshua Warner as a part time High Needs Case Manager at LaFrontera EMPACT-SPC in Glendale, AZ, effective July 1, 2019 per paragraph 331.3 in the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Warner will remain at his current part time appointment to Faith UMC.

Please keep Rev. Warner, LaFrontera and Faith UMC in your prayers during this transition.

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