The Rev. Dan R. Morley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Ron Bartlow as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Winslow, AZ, less than full-time, effective July 1, 2020 per ¶ 338.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. The Rev. Bartlow is currently on transitional leave of absence per ¶ 353.2 c1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.
Pastor Nicholas Grainger currently appointed to First UMC in Winslow is preparing to attend Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Let us be in prayer for Pastor Grainger, Rev. Bartlow, his family and First UMC in Winslow during this time of transition.