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The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Grant J. Hagiya intends to appoint the Rev. Flor Granillo to serve as the Missional Consultant at Central UMC, Phoenix, AZ, effective July 1, 2022, per ¶346.1 & 326.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Granillo currently serves as Associate Pastor of First UMC in Sherman, TX in the North Texas Conference.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Granillo, First UMC in Sherman TX, and Central UMC during this time.

 

 

The Rev. Javier Olivares, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Grant J. Hagiya intends to appoint Pastor Manuel Jimenez as pastor of Fort Yuma UMC in Winterhaven, CA, less than full-time, effective July 1, 2022, per ¶318.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Jimenez currently serves at Brentwood UMC in Denver, CO in the Mountain Sky Conference.

 

Pastor Bob Klein has been serving as the pastor since July 1, 2010 and will continue to serve as the pastor of Trinity UMC in Yuma, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Pastor Jimenez, Pastor Klein, and Fort Yuma UMC during this time.

 

 

 

The Rev. Javier Olivares, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Grant J. Hagiya intends to appoint Rev. Kathleen Puntar as pastor of First UMC in Sun City, AZ, effective July 1, 2022, per ¶346.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Puntar is an elder in the California Pacific Conference.

 

 

Lyon, Rev. LouieRev. S. Lewis Lyon has been serving as the interim pastor since January 1, 2022 and will return to inactive status as retired clergy.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Puntar, Rev. Lyon, and First UMC during this time.

 

 

 

The Rev. Javier Olivares, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Grant J. Hagiya intends to appoint Ms. Christine Jones as serve at Spirit of Hope UMC in Peoria, AZ, less than full-time, effective July 1, 2022, per ¶318.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Ms. Jones is currently attending Licensing School to become a Licensed Local Pastor.

 

Pastor Deborah Schauer has been serving as the pastor since July 1, 2018 and will enter in retirement on June 30, 2022.

Let us be in prayer for Ms. Jones, Pastor Schauer, and Spirit of Hope UMC during this time.

 

 

 

The Rev. Dan Morley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, announced he intends to assign Ash Dotson as lay person assigned, less than full-time, to Page Community United Methodist Church, Page, AZ, effective July 1, 2022, per ¶ 205.4 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Let us be in prayer for Ash Dotson and Page Community UMC during this time.

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