The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Javier Olivares as pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Mesa, AZ, effective July 1, 2020. Rev. Olivares currently serves as interim pastor of Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church in Phoenix, AZ and in the office of DSC New and Vital Faith.

 

 

Culbertson, Janet PastorThe Rev. Nancy Cushman, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Janet Culbertson as pastor of Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church, in Phoenix, AZ less than full time, effective July 1, 2020 per ¶ 318.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Culbertson currently serves as pastor at Youngtown United Methodist Church in Youngtown, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Olivares, Pastor Culbertson, their families, Grace UMC, Shepherd of the Valley UMC, and Youngtown UMC during this time of transition.

 

 

Boyett, Rev. GaleneThe Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Galene Boyett as pastor of Cross in the Desert United Methodist Church in Phoenix, AZ effective July 1, 2020. Rev. Boyett currently serves as pastor of Trinity UMC in Yuma, AZ.

 

 

Keller, Rev. JuliusThe Rev. Julius Keller, JD, currently appointed to Cross in the Desert UMC, will enter retired status effective July 1, 2020.

 

 

 

The Rev. Nancy Cushman, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Robert Klein as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Yuma, AZ effective July 1, 2020 per  ¶ 318.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Klein will continue to serve as pastor at Fort Yuma United Methodist Church in Winterhaven, CA, less than full time. 

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Boyett, Rev. Keller, Pastor Klein, their families, Cross in the Desert UMC, Trinity UMC, and Fort Yuma 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. Efrain Zavala as associate pastor of Prescott United Methodist Church in Prescott, AZ effective July 1, 2020 per ¶ 326.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Zavala currently serves as associate pastor at St. Paul’s UMC in Tucson, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Zavala, Prescott UMC, and St. Paul’s UMC during this time of transition.

 

 

Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata has affirmed that Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett of the Birmingham Episcopal Area intends to appoint the Rev. Jimelvia Pettiford Martin as pastor of River of Living Water United Methodist Church in Jasper, AL, effective July 1, 2020, per ¶ 346.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Martin currently serves as pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Phoenix, AZ.

Please pray for Rev. Martin, her family, Calvary UMC, and River of Living Water UMC during this time of transition.

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