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Appointment Announcements May 1, 2023

by | May 1, 2023 | Appointments, Episcopal Office

The Rev. Melissa Rynders, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint Pastor Michael Long as Associate Pastor at Dayspring UMC in Tempe, AZ, effective July 1, 2023, per ¶318.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor Long currently serves at Village UMC in Oklahoma City, OK.

Let us be in prayer for Pastor Long, Dayspring UMC, and Village UMC during this time.


The Rev. Javier Olivares, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut intends to appoint Pastor Lesli McGowan as Associate Pastor at Prescott UMC, effective July 1, 2023, per ¶318.1 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Pastor McGowan currently serves in the Pacific Northwest Conference at Simpson UMC in Pullman, WA.

Let us be in prayer for Pastor McGowan, Prescott UMC, and Simpson UMC during this time.

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