From the Office of Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
In sadness we share the news that The Rev. Lee Hirt, a retired elder in the California-Pacific Conference who served in the Desert Southwest Conference, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
Rev. Lee Hirt was a retired elder in the California-Pacific Conference who served in the Desert Southwest Conference since 2000. Rev. Hirt was admitted on trial in 1965 and became a member in full connection in 1968.
He served in the Southern California-Arizona Conference of the Methodist Church appointed to school; Santa Barbara Avenue in Los Angeles (1966); Silverado UMC in Long Beach, CA (1969); Grace UMC in Riverside (1973); in the Pacific & Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church at First UMC of Indio (1977); First UMC in Lakewood (1983); in the California-Pacific Conference at First UMC of Lakewood (1984); Capistrano Beach UMC (1987); Laguna Hills UMC (1988); First UMC in Upland (1989); Victorville UMC (1992); Wrightwood UMC (1996); and First UMC of Whittier (1999).
Rev. Hirt retired in 2000. During retirement, he served in the Desert Southwest Conference at Shepherd of the Hills in Sun City West, AZ as the Associate (2002-2003) and as the Associate Pastor of Outreach (2018).
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 10:30 am at:
Shepherd of the Hills UMC
13658 W. Meeker Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Condolences can be sent to:
10101 W. Palmeras Drive, Apt. 311
Sun City, AZ 85373
Remembering God’s word for us, we give thanks to God who gives us the victory over death through Jesus Christ. With gratitude for the life and ministry of Rev. Lee Hirt, please hold his family and friends in prayer at this time.