Rev. Dee Dee Azhikakath

Registrar & UMCARES Coordinator 

“Through my role as the registrar I hope to bring a positive BOOM experience for everyone who is at any point of the ordination process, as well as support the ministry of our annual conference.”

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Rev. Lynn Bartlow

Chair of Orders for Elders

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry to help ensure that those called by God to ministry in The United Methodist Church in the Desert Southwest Conference will feel validated and valued in the process, even if they are told news that is hard to hear.”

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Rev. Ruth Blum

Chair of Orders for Deacons

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry to support and help persons discern which pathway to ordination matches his or her call to ministry.  It is a blessing for the UMC to recognize that God calls each of us to serve in different ways.  The skills to serve as a Deacon are different than Elder.  It is not easily discovered and both are respected calls in the service of God.”

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Rev. Mary Bullis

Coordinator of Residence in Ministry Program

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that new clergy can become equipped and effective in making disciples of Jesus Christ.”

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Rev. Rick Casebolt

Chair – District Board of Ordained Min – East

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that a diverse community of bold leaders will carry on the work of building the Kingdom and changing the world.”

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Rev. Paul Cho

Member

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Rev. Mark Conrad

Cabinet Representative
Missional Strategist & Superintendent in the South District

“After serving on BOOM for many years as a member, I’m honored to now serve as the representative from the Appointive Cabinet. It is my goal to help keep clear communications between the Appointive Cabinet and BOOM.”

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Rev. Michael Eaton

Member

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Sara Evans

Member

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Delia Gomez

Member

“I am humbled to be a member of BOOM, for the purpose to serve, guide and pray for all who answer the call of God’s purpose and passion in their lives.  It truly is an amazing experience to see God’s love, grace and mercy in action with all clergy that aspires to make a change in our world”.     

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Barbara Davis Hines

Treasurer

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Rev. Michael Higgs

Chair District Board of Ordained Min – North

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Rev. Sandy Johnson

Member

“Serving on the Board of Ordained Ministry is a sacred privilege to work with new and up and coming clergy, to guide them and inspire them in their budding ministry.”

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Rev. Julius Keller

Chair

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Rev. Tom Kiracofe

ARMS

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that I can be of service in making more disciples for Jesus Christ.”

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Rae Lathrop

MEF Coordinator

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that new and curious leaders are welcomed, cultivated and nurtured during their discernment journey.”

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Pastor Bob Lind

Chair of Fellowship of LP & AM

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that the Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors may have a voice in the process of discerning who has the gifts and graces to serve as clergy in our conference.”

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Laurie Lineberry

Conference Lay Leader

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry as a part of my responsibilities of Conference Lay Leader.”

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Pastor Billy Martin

Member

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that I can be a rational conservative voice.”

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Rev. Dave McPherson

Ex-Officio
Director of New & Vital Faith Communities

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that I can be a part of the team that wrestles with the question, ‘Who has the gifts and courage to be an adaptive leader for an evolving institution called Church.’”

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Rev. Javier Olivares

Member

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Rev. James O’Neal

Member

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Rev. Sharon Ragland

Member

“I am a member of BOM because I consider it a privilege and sacred responsibility to help nurture people into ordained ministry.”

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Peggy Rambikur

Member

“I am honored to serve to demonstrate welcome, caring, and respect to those along their path of ministry.”

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Rev. Tina Rees

Secretary

“I am a member of the BOM because it is a privilege to  help others grow into the fullness of God’s call to ministry and help them discern how to best use their gifts to the benefit of God’s Kingdom.”

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Rev. Melissa Rynders

Chair District Board of Ordained Min – South

“I am a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry so that I can guide people to discern where it is that God is truly calling them as they strive to live out their call in the world.”

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Rev. Billy Still

Member

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Rev. Katherine Tang

Chair District Board of Ordained Ministry – West

“I am a member of the BOM so that people who feel a call to ministry have a place to explore and discover where the Spirit of God may be moving.  My work in chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education gives me a unique perspective in professional ministry.”

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