The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Brandon Gilmore as Pastor of Central United Methodist Church of Phoenix, AZ, and the Rev. Rachel Gilmore as Missional Consultant of Central United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2021, per ¶346.1 and 425.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.
Rev. Brandon Gilmore currently serves as pastor of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN and Rev. Rachel Gilmore is currently appointed as Director of Recruiting, Assessing, and Training of Lay and Clergy Church Planters with Discipleship Ministries/Path 1 in Nashville, TN.
The Rev. Paul Borneman, who has been serving in retired status as pastor of Central UMC, will return to full-time retirement June 30, 2021.
Let us be in prayer for Rev. Borneman, Revs. Brandon and Rachel Gilmore, their families, Central UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC and Path 1 Ministries during this time of transition.