photo of Pastor Clare SullivanThe Rev. Nancy Cushman, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Clare Sullivan as pastor of Liberty United Methodist Church in Buckeye, AZ, less than full time, effective July 1, 2020 per ¶ 318.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Sullivan currently serves as pastor at Chino Valley UMC in Chino Valley, AZ.

 

 

Ritland, Rev. BevThe Rev. Beverly Ritland, currently appointed to Liberty 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 Bob Gilfert as pastor of Chino Valley UMC in Chino Valley, AZ, less than full time, effective July 1, 2020 per ¶ 318.2, ¶ 322.3 & ¶ 357.6 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Gilfert currently serves as pastor at St. John’s UMC in Kingman, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Pastor Sullivan, Rev. Ritland, Pastor Gilfert, Liberty UMC, St. John’s UMC and Chino Valley UMC during this time of transition.

 

 

Johnson, Corby JoThe Rev. Mark Conrad, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Corby Jo Johnson as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Safford in Safford, AZ, effective July 1, 2020 per ¶ 346.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Johnson currently serves as pastor of The United Methodist Church of Casa Grande, in Casa Grande, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Johnson, her family, First UMC of Safford and The UMC of Casa Grande 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 the Rev. Carol Hosler as associate pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Kearney, AZ less than full-time, effective April 27, 2020 per ¶ 346.2  of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Hosler is a retired pastor with the Episcopal Diocese of AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Hosler and the Church of the Good Shepherd UMC as the church establishes this new position.

 

 

Barcus, Pastor GeorgeThe Rev. Dan R. Morley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor George Barcus as pastor of Community UMC in Williams, AZ, less than full-time, effective July 1, 2020 per ¶ 318.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.  Pastor Barcus currently serves as pastor of Parker UMC in Parker, AZ

 

 

Martin, Rev. BillyPastor Billy Martin, currently appointed to Community UMC, will enter retired status effective July 1, 2020.

Let us be in prayer for Pastor Barcus, Pastor Martin, their families, Parker UMC and Community UMC during this time of transition.

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