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Appointment Announcements April 17, 2023

by | Apr 17, 2023 | Appointments

The Rev. Javier Olivares, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint the Rev. Efrain Zavala as Pastor at First UMC in Yuma, AZ, effective, July 1, 2023. Rev. Zavala currently serves as associate pastor at Prescott UMC in Prescott, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Zavala, First UMC in Yuma, and Prescott UMC during this time.


 

The Rev. Melissa Rynders, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint the Rev. Chan Hong Kim as Associate Pastor at Velda Rose UMC in Mesa, AZ, less than full-time, effective July 1, 2023, per ¶326.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Kim currently serves at Arizona Korean UM Fellowship.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Kim, Velda Rose UMC, and AZ Korean UM Fellowship during this time.


The Rev. Melissa Rynders, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint the Rev. Sylvia Harris as Pastor at Song of Life UMC in Queen Creek, AZ, effective July 1, 2023, per ¶326.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Harris currently serves at Wesley UMC in Phoenix, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Harris, Song of Life UMC, and Wesley UMC during this time.


The Rev. Matt Ashley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint the Rev. Brooke Wilkerson as Senior Pastor at Desert Skies UMC in Tucson, AZ, effective July 1, 2023. Rev. Wilkerson currently serves at St. Matthew UMC in Mesa, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Wilkerson, Desert Skies UMC, and St. Matthew UMC during this time.


The Rev. Matt Ashley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint the Rev. Mike Wilkerson as Senior Pastor at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC in Tucson, AZ, effective July 1, 2023, per ¶ 326.2 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Wilkerson currently serves at First UMC in Yuma, AZ.

Let us be in prayer for Rev. Wilkerson, St. Francis in the Foothills UMC, and First UMC, Yuma during this time.


The Rev. Matt Ashley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the South District, announced that he intends to assign Mr. Jim Blees as Lay Person Assigned at The UMC of the Good Shepherd in Kearny, AZ, less than full-time, effective July 1, 2023, per ¶205.4 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Mr. Blees is a certified lay minister in the South District.

Vaught, Rev. PeterThe Rev. Peter Vaught will re-enter retirement, effective June 30, 2023.

Let us be in prayer for Mr. Jim Blees, Rev. Vaught, and The UMC of the Good Shepherd during this time of transition.

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Author: Episcopal Office

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