The Rev. Nancy Cushman, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Rev. Javier Olivares in extension ministry to the Desert Southwest Conference office of New and Vital Faith Communities as temporary support staff, effective January 16, 2020 per paragraph 344.1.a.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Olivares will continue to serve Nuevo Pacto United Methodist Fellowship until January 15, 2020.
The Rev. Daniel Morley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata has appointed Rev. Ron Bartlow to transitional leave of absence effective January 1, 2020 per paragraph 353.2c(2) of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Bartlow has served as the Executive Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries for the Desert Southwest Conference. The Desert Southwest Conference has been blessed by the talents and contributions of Rev. Bartlow and we give thanks for his ministry.
Please pray for Rev. Olivares, Rev. Bartlow, Nuevo Pacto United Methodist Fellowship and the Desert Southwest Conference Camping and Retreat Ministries during this time of transition.