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Appointment Announcement January 9, 2023 REVISED

by | Jan 9, 2023 | Appointments

Dee Dee Azhikakath

The Rev. Melissa Rynders, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint the Rev. Dee Dee Azhikakath, less than full time, to serve as interim Lead Pastor of Chandler United Methodist Church in Chandler, AZ, effective January 15, 2023. Rev. Azhikakath will continue to serve as part-time registrar and candidacy coordinator for the Board of Ordained Ministry.

The Rev. Melissa Rynders, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced she intends to assign Steve Gregory as interim lay person assigned, less than full-time, at Chandler United Methodist Church in Chandler, AZ, effective January 15, 2023, per ¶205.4 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Azhikakath, Steve Gregory, and Chandler UMC during this time.

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Author: Episcopal Office

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