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Appointment Announcement on May 21

by | May 21, 2018 | Appointments

The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Jody Topping as the pastor of Song of Life United Methodist Church in Queen Creek, Arizona, effective July 1, 2018. Rev. Topping is currently serving at Faith UMC in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rev. Sarai Case has served as the pastor of Song of Life UMC since 2013. Rev. Case has made the decision to take a family leave of absence in accordance with paragraph 353.2.b in the 2016 Book of Discipline. Song of Life UMC has been blessed by the talents and contributions of Rev. Case and we give thanks for her ministry. Please pray for Rev. Case, Rev. Topping, Faith UMC, and Song of Life UMC 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 Pastor Brooke Isingoma as the pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Mesa, Arizona, effective July 1, 2018, per paragraph 318.1 of the 2016 Book of Discipline. Pastor Isingoma is currently serving at Page Community UMC in Page, Arizona. Please pray for Pastor Isingoma, Page UMC and St. Matthew UMC 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 the Rev. Kimberly Scott as the pastor of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, effective July 1, 2018, per paragraph 326.2 of the 2016 Book of Discipline. Rev. Scott is currently appointed at First UMC in Phoenix, Arizona. Please pray for Rev. Scott, her family, and Crossroads UMC during this time of transition.

 

The Rev. Neil Leftwich, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Denny Silk as the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, effective July 1, 2018, per paragraphs 346.1 and 357.6 of the 2016 Book of Discipline. Rev. Silk is currently serving at St. Matthew UMC in Mesa, Arizona. Please pray for Rev. Silk and his family, St. Matthew UMC and First UMC in Phoenix during this time of transition.

 

The Rev. Neil Leftwich, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Alma Aguirre-Olivares as the associate pastor of Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Sun City West, Arizona, effective July 1, 2018, per paragraph 326.2 of the 2016 Book of Discipline. Rev. Aguirre-Olivares is currently serving at Grace UMC in Mesa, Arizona. Please pray for Rev. Aguirre-Olivares and her family, Grace UMC, and Shepherd of the Hills UMC during this time of transition.

 

The Rev. Mark Conrad, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Stuart Salvatierra as the associate pastor of St. Mark’s UMC, Tucson, Arizona effective July 1, 2018 per paragraph 318.1 of the 2016 Book of Discipline. Pastor Salvatierra is currently serving at North Scottsdale UMC in Scottsdale, AZ. Rev. Tammy Hallam has served as the associate pastor of St. Mark’s UMC since 2015 as a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. St. Mark’s has been blessed by the talents and contributions of Rev. Tammy and we give thanks for her ministry. Please pray for Rev. Hallam, Pastor Salvatierra, North Scottsdale UMC and St. Mark’s UMC during this time of transition.

 

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