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The Rev. Dan R. Morley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Stephen Govett as pastor of University United Methodist Church in Las Vegas, NV, effective July 1, 2021. Rev. Govett currently serves as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Phoenix, AZ.

 

 

The Rev. Terri Hubbard, a member of the Mountain Sky Annual Conference, currently appointed to University UMC, intends to retire effective July 1, 2021.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Govett, Rev. Hubbard, their families, University UMC and Trinity UMC in Phoenix during this time of transition.

 

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The Rev. Nancy Cushman, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Ms. Daisy Ho as pastor of Community Church of Buckeye in Buckeye, AZ, less than full-time, effective July 1, 2021, per ¶ 318.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Ms. Ho is working toward her local pastor license.

 

 

Pastor Bob Lind, who currently serves as pastor of Community Church of Buckeye, intends to retire on July 1, 2021 per ¶ 320.5 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Let us be in prayer for Ms. Ho, Pastor Lind, their families, and Community Church of Buckeye in this time of transition.

 

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The Rev. Matthew Ashley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Melissa Rynders as senior pastor of Catalina United Methodist Church in Tucson, AZ effective July 1, 2021. Rev. Rynders currently serves as pastor of Sanctuary United Methodist Church in Tucson, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Rynders, her family, Catalina UMC and Sanctuary UMC during this time of transition.

 

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The Rev. Matthew Ashley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Marico Wilson as pastor of San Pedro Valley United Methodist Church in Benson, AZ, less than full time, effective July 1, 2021 per paragraph ¶ 320.5 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Wilson is a retired local pastor from the Desert Southwest Conference.

 

 

Pastor Kayla Johnson, currently serving San Pedro Valley UMC, will continue to serve on staff as Christian Education Director at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church.

Let us be in prayer for Pastor Johnson, Pastor Wilson, their families, and San Pedro Valley UMC during this time of transition.

 

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The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Michael Eaton as pastor of Payson United Methodist Church in Payson, AZ, less than full time, effective May 1, 2021 per ¶ 338.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Eaton currently serves as pastor of Boulder City United Methodist Church in Boulder City, NV.

 

 

Pastor Sarah Allen, currently serving as pastor of Payson UMC has requested that she be released from her appointment effective May 1, 2021 to attend to health concerns.

 

 

 

The Rev. Dan R. Morley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Kimber Govett as pastor of Boulder City United Methodist Church in Boulder City, NV, effective July 1, 2021 per ¶ 318.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Govett currently serves as pastor of Sunrise United Methodist Church in Phoenix, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Pastor Allen, Rev. Eaton, Pastor Govett, their families, Payson UMC, Boulder City UMC and Sunrise UMC during this time of transition.

 

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The Rev. Nancy Cushman, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint Pastor Michael Wilkerson as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Yuma, AZ, effective July 1, 2021, per ¶ 318.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Wilkerson is currently attending seminary.

 

 

The Rev. Michael Bryant, who currently serves as pastor of First UMC in Yuma, intends to return retired status on July 1, 2021.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Bryant, Pastor Wilkerson, their families, and First UMC, Yuma during this time of transition.

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