A new graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Heather Wakefield grew up in small towns in Pennsylvania (Crawford County), West Virginia, and Southeast Ohio. The churches of the Connellsville Cooperative Parish Connellsville: Albright; Acme: Calvary; Davistown: Indian Head; Connellsville: Greenwood; Mill Run; Mount Salem; Normalville; Ohiopyle; Connellsville:Otterbein; Pennsville; Pleasant Hill; Connellsville: Wesley; and Dunbar: Wesleyserve communities around the Connellsville Area School District. Scott and his wife, Amanda, have six children and love camping and going to the beach. To: Dresden - Sr. Pastor . Rev. 11:03 AM on Jun 3, 2022 CDT. He retired in 2020. Melissa D. Shortridge, Superintendent 1298 Washington St. East, (PO BOX 764), Lewisburg, WV 24901 . Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church. He holds a B.A. He is currently a student at Drew Theological School working toward his M. Div. So, it is written in the book of life that Charlie was prepared to share his life with the lives of fellow servants of the Lord, and his neighbors in Christ UMC of Jersey City. They enjoy time with family and friends. In her free time, she writes, reads and spends time with her family and friends. Having a passion for business, economic empowerment, and education, Anson holds a BS in Finance from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She began her ministry in GNJ as the Worship Leader at Lifegate Church in Somers Point, NJ, and then became their Assistant Pastor. He graduated with a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College. Wil received his B.A. The church is a strong, loving, and active community of believers who work together in all programs and projects of the church. 817-877-5222 (main phone) / 817-338-4541 . She received her pastoral training at Princeton Theological Seminary. The congregation of Christ Church NYC is driven by the desire to impact the city of New York with its ministry and to recontextualize a Christ-honoring and distinctively Wesleyan spirituality for a postmodern, post-pandemic, and increasingly skeptical culture. John completed his undergraduate work at Geneva College in Public Relations/Crisis Management in 2019, and his Master of Divinity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2022. She currently serves on the Central district DCOM and as a member of the Board of Directors of United Methodist Communities and has previously served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and as chair of the Order of Elders. UMCPastor.org. Joel Garrett grew up in New Castle, PA and is a graduate of Shenango High School. Brenda Walker received her M.Div from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2007. Sung Chun Ahn was born and raised in South Korea in the Korean Methodist tradition. He served as Associate Pastor of the UM Community Churches Charge for four years. His has a passion for seeking justice in local communities and navigating through the tough questions of the Christian faith. Chamberlain was previously. In 2010, he began teaching public school andserved in Youth Ministry for St. Andrew UMC. Sue Jung Shin was born in Queens, NY, raised in Seoul, Korea, and lived in NJ for 18 years. Presently Ronell is a part of the Metro Highlands Regional Team working to develop clergy and congregations in that region and overseeing A Journey of Hope to end the sin of racism for GNJ. Linda received her MDiv. He graduated from Drew Theological School, where he earned an M.Div. He holds degrees in Biblical languages as well as pastoral-theological studies and, as a pastor-teacher, seeks to unite intellectual insight and Christian faith so that both believers and doubters, illumined by the Holy Spirit, are enabled to grasp with heart and mind the life-changing truth of the good-news of Jesus. After seminary, Alan served as campus ministry staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and has served UM churches in Sharptown, Collingswood, Elmer, and Sicklerville. Janice McCrostie has served as the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Denville Community Church for the last seven years. 10:00AM | Sunday School (Suspended) 11:00AM | Worship Services . God has graciously worked in Joes life to redeem, call, and equip him for ministry in GNJ. ; worked as a social worker before starting seminary at Fuller and then graduated from New Brunswick with an M. Div. He also enjoys various types of art, including painting, music, photography, and going to museums. Worship shifted to online during the pandemic, and that has continued even as in-person worship has returned. Olive Baptist Church of Midland, PA. After a lengthy season of prayerful discernment, Richard is in the process of transferring into the United Methodist denomination, believing strongly that this portion of the Body of Christ is where he can most authentically live out his calling to ministry. While serving in youth ministry in Coraopolis, Richard experienced a clear sense of calling to vocational ministry. These appointments, as well as additional appointments to be announced at a later date, will be officially fixed during the 2021 North Alabama Conference that will take place online June 4-5. ____ _____ United Methodist Church, not . He attended University of Hawaii and finished at NYU with a degree in English Lit. Nicole loves playing tennis, gardening in the summer, and cooking for people. Pictorial Directory Clergy: You may make changes online to your address and phone numbers by visiting https://unity.vaumc.org/ and use your EVC Username and Password to access. Her undergraduate degree is from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He relaxes by fishing and going on nature walks and is also an avid runner. He is passionate about evangelism and church growth. Together they have 3 children, Aria and newborn twins: Tre (William III) and Wesley! A graduate of Drew Theological School and a fourth-generation UM pastor, Jessica has a passion for helping others experience Gods love and growing into their best selves through worship, small groups, and mission. He has passion for growing stewardship, working with congregations on models for vital ministry, and coaching. She is currently serving at Christ UMC. He is married to Katie Kim, and theyve got a baby on the way, due in April. The beautiful Richardsonian inspired building was completed in 1902. He enjoys pickleball, kayaking, and exercise. 400 South Eufaula Ave. Eufaula AL 36072. Since 2017, Charlie has been appointed to both Malaga and Porchtown UMC. Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet announce the following clergy appointment changes to take effect July 1, 2022. . In addition to playing the piano, guitar, and drums, he is a vocalist. They are two different congregations, but share many similarities. Gratitude is what Jim feels for the Lifegate Church for offering this opportunity to again pursue my passion and my calling. She earned an MA in Religion and is a licensed local pastor. Mary Jo Gould has lived in the town of Beaver most of her life. Moon received an M.Div degree from Drew Theological Seminary and Th.M from Yonsei University. They believe in "Outrageous Love and a Radical Hospitality.". Dr. Sammy Arroyo and is blessed with a son, Gabriel and daughter, Adeline. They have decided to formalize the kindred spirit that already exists among them. He attended St. Francis University in Loretto, PA after attending high school. Located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Allison Park, the congregation's strength is its passion to reach out to others through missions. from Duke Divinity School. Together, Nebo and Fairview are joyfully serving the Lord in hopes of changing lives with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Epworth has an active Christian education program for adults and youth on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. Charlie received his B.A. Since 2020, Tiffany has served as the Pastor of New Egypt UMC and Cookstown UMC in Central New Jersey. The United Methodist Church PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS 2022-2023 (These are the appointments as of August 20, 2022 after the disaffiliation vote of the Called Annual . from Methodist Theological University in Seoul, M.Div. Denise Tiedemann has been serving the United Methodist Church for over 20 years. Kristine enjoys building lasting relationships with people within the church and within the community. GREENBRIER DISTRICT The Rev. Joseph is a senior in high school. In 2020, she was commissioned as a Provisional Elder. The congregation has participated in the ministries of the Northside Feeding Program, Global Links, and the Eastbrook Mission Barn, as well as food collection for local food banks and other as needed supportive ministry. 800-849-4433 (Toll-Free) 919-773-2308 (Fax) NC Conference of. Ninabeth Metcalf is an ordained elder in the UMC. Nebo and Fairview United Methodist churches are both small membership congregations in rural Greene County. Through her work in youth ministry, Kristine has builtyouth programs into thriving ministries,helping each studentsee how they can connect with their community through their faith. Six years later, he was also appointed to Hamilton Memorial UMC and has served both churches as Senior Pastor since his appointments. Dutilh UMC was born in 1844 when two farming families started worshiping together in a barn. She served as lead pastor at West View and Homestead Park UMC, and as a staff member at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community and St. Pauls UMC. 2022 Appointments | United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey 2022 Appointments November 13, 2022 Ronell Howard has been selected as the Central District Superintendent Rev. Scott has a servant heart and believes that whenwe let Gods love work through us, we can share that love with others. OE Names in all capital letters indicate new appointments. Prior to that, he served in a cooperative parish that included five churches in the Gateway South District. He is an active ordained elder appointed at Fourth United Methodist Church, Millville. from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ. After high school, he worked as a home health aide until 1989 and then drove tractor-trailers until 2016. She has remained in both, just a different context. He is also blessed to be the husband of Lins Rosado, his beloved Lina. Her cross-cultural experiences have been formative in ministry, embodying the beauty in diversity and the harmony in differences. Click here to view the 2022-2023 appointments (pdf) - Last update: 6/13/2022 at 11:45 a.m. Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; RSS; Offices/Staff. Most recently she has served as the lead pastor at DeBows UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC in Jackson and FUMC in Farmingdale. She is a graduate of Drew Theological School and received her M.Div in the spring of 2021. Appointments are listed in the back of the Directory beginning on page 121. As a rookie retiree, Brandon Cho will begin his new ministry at Old FUMC with faith and dedication. He believes that God has called him to make devoted influencers and send them to the mission field. She is passionate about connecting with and meeting the needs of those in her congregation, and working collaboratively with her church to serve those in their local community. Wil has served as pastor of the First UMC of Freehold, NJ since 2018. He then enrolled in Drew University Theological School where he earned a M.Div. Charlie is passionate about visioning and looking to the future in ways that connect to the ever-changing world, while still holding true to our living Word of God. In the past, she has served at Wesley UMC in South Plainfield as an assistant pastor. Tim has served as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Hammonton, NJ, since 2018. Upon graduation she served as a pastoral resident in the Transition into Ministry Program funded by the Lilly Endowment and was ordained in the American Baptist Churches USA of Metropolitan New York and became a United Methodist and received as an Elder of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Ronell Howard was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and is a proud Razorback. from Drew Theological School, and is finishing his S.T.M from Drew Theological School. She succeeds her husband, Local Pastor Richard Foland, who will begin serving Meadville: Grace Woodcock. Hyungkoo was born and raised in South Korea. Appointment changes announced since the adjournment of the 2022 Arkansas Annual Conference (bold indicates new listings): Appointments take effect July 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted. McKnight UMC is located in the southern part of Ross Township high on a hilltop just east of McKnight Road in the McKnight Village neighborhood. Iraida finds joy in listening to folk seeking God amid life circumstances. In 2015 was received as a Full Elder of Greater New Jersey. Amanda Mitchell grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania and came to Western Pennsylvania by way of Indiana University of PA where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. The Butler North Charge, which includes Boyers UMC, Eau Claire: Bethel UMC, and Hilliards UMC, continues to offer gracious and faithful ministry in northern Butler County for the cause of Jesus Christ. From: Dresden - Co-pastor . He is married to Minju Gu, and has three children: an 11-year-old girl, Soyoon, an 8-year boy, Joowon, and a 5-year-old girl, Hayoon. Han Kil Kim is currently serving Neshanic and Sergeantsville UMC. Bishop John Hopkins announces the following clergy appointments for the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2021 (unless otherwise noted): 2021 Appointment Book. Appointment Changes - Susquehanna Conference 2023 - 2024 Appointment Changes It is the intention of Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Bishop Sandra L. Steiner Ball to set these appointments as of July 1, 2023* (*other effective date as noted) As of February 27, 2023 Pastor Gary D. Allshouse from Gatchelville-Crossroads, York to Paxton, Harrisburg Born in Korea and raised in New Jersey, Charlie had taken his first steps as a full Korean-American in the streets of Jersey City when his family emigrated from Korea in 1987. Since then, she has served many wonderful churches throughout Hunterdon County. Sammy Arroyo recently served as senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Hightstown. Her DMin was focused on Social Justice and Social engagement in the local church which she feels are so important in these changing times. Dr. Lloyd and Marguerite Terrell. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Drew Theological Seminary. While working towards his license in mental health, he began working for a community mental health agency. in Biological Sciences and Computer Information Systems. 178 years later Dutilh UMC is a vibrant congregation seeking to make disciples of Jesus Christ who love God, love others, and love to serve. Abbreviations under the status column are as follows: AL Administrative Location She received her bachelors degree from Clemson University and has an MA in Theater History and Criticism from Ohio University and an MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. In The United Methodist Church, clergy agree to serve where their bishop appoints them. During her ministry, she launched three new faith communities and a second campus in Palisades Park. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from Africa University and has completed a yearlong internship at Mutare Provincial Hospital in Zimbabwe. Andrew was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. He enjoys running and time with his family. He has been serving at Hackensack UMC where he was nurtured to grow as a pastor since 2017. He also studied a Ph.D. at Drew Theological School, majoring Early Church History. This page will continue to post appointments as they are announced at the local church level. She feels finding new ways to share Jesus is her calling, because there is a lost world searching for something and God wants every Christian to do his or her part to bring them the truth of Jesus through the Word of God! Appointments effective July 1, except where noted. Originally from Franklinville, he earned his B.A. Throughout her time in ministry, Andi has worked hard to develop thriving youth ministry and adult small group programs. Sarah is passionate about leading people to grow spiritually, sharing good conversations over coffee, and planning fun sermon series. She has grown ministries wherever she has served. In 2011, Ivelisse answered her call to ministry and joined the MDiv Program at Drew Theological Seminary, graduating in 2015. Rev. More. Although Fairview and Nebo have always been small in numbers, their strength is in their commitment to God and the communities they serve. Greenstone was originally chartered as Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church in 1813, an official church start from the John Rodenbaugh class that formed in 1800. Search by ZIP code or city/state to find a United Methodist Church near you. He believes people are important because for them Jesus came, died, and was raised. Alans passions for the church include dynamic worship, nurturing Bible Studies in small groups, developing leadership (especially with youth and young adults), effective evangelism, world missions, and vital service of Christ and His church through Spirit-gifted ministry. Byungil has been married for 23 years to his wife Hyenjung Moon, and has two children, Jane and Chloe, both are college students. Her research focuses on faith formation in households and the intersections of spirituality and well-being. Projected Appointments 2021. Shehas completed coaching training, is actively coaching several clergy, leads a PaCE group and is a circuit elder. Date Announced: October 2, 2022. The United Methodist Church PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS 2019-2020 (This is a list of the appointments as of 6/5/2019, the date the appointments were fixed.) Sheenjoys stamping, knitting and gathering with friends over good food. United States. More. EXTENSION & OTHER APPOINTMENTS for Church Revitalize. We, the Cabinet of the East Ohio Annual Conference, remain convinced that we have abundant resources, a compelling mission, a meaningful legacy, and a bright future that continues to be discovered. In both appointments, he was privileged to witness Gods power at work through the leaders and members of those churches to transform lives, making disciples of Jesus Christ. She received her Master of Divinity From Drew Theological Seminary. Denise was instrumental as part of a church-plant and a church revitalization effort. Sung Chun has a passion for worship, small group, community outreach, and mission. The churchs core values are as follows: worship that glorifies God with its beauty and integrity; hospitality that reflects the transforming love of Jesus; diversity that bears witness to the expansiveness of Gods reign; and the making of disciples who are committed to the priorities of Jesus and shaped by the narrative of his life, death, and resurrection. New Appointments: He enjoys family, friends, and sports but most of all he enjoys seeing and participating in the move of the Holy Spirit. She is aNative of Fort Smith, Arkansas who was raised in New York City and graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Braden Memorial United Methodist Church. Cameron and his wife, Kelsie celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary this year and have two children, Samuel and Matheson along with their dog, Tucker. It grew out of the former Coulter United Methodist Church, whose pastor became the first pastor of the new congregation. William D. Carter, III is a transformational leader and has served as lead pastor of Pemberton UMC, one of three of the oldest United Methodist Churches in the country, since 2017. He has served as Chair of the National Plan for Hispanic-Latino Ministries and member of the Cultural Competence Task Force, Raritan Valley District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Raritan Valley District Poverty Task Force, and Justice For Our Neighbors. He has been serving as a pastor in GNJ since 2013, and his current appointment to Island Heights UMC began in 2016. She grew up in the Newton UMC and went on to receive a Bachelors of Music Education from WV Wesleyan College and a M.Div from the Boston University School of Theology. Kate holds an MDiv/MA in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as a BA in Religion from Houghton College. Clergy codes listed reflect the person's code as of the appointment date listed (or July 1 if not listed). He is a graduate of Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pa) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of United Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and concentration in leadership and revitalization. For the past 3 years, he has been the President of the Cranford Clergy Council and has joined with other local community leaders in developing the Cranford Equity and Inclusivity Initiative. In her downtime, she loves hiking, running, cooking, and spending time with her partner and family. Mark loves photography, biking, traveling with his wife Meredith, rock climbing with his daughter Elise, and laughing with his daughter Nora. But he has fought that sense of calling, not knowing what such a calling would mean or require. Reverend Marco Depestre was born in Haiti to a family of nine children of the late Reverend & Mrs. Marco Depestre Sr. Called to ministry after a career in the field of agronomy, after theological training and ordination to ministry of the Word and Sacrament, he served as pastor in Jamaica and later in Haiti. Michelle brings the gifts of fruit bearing multi-racial/multi-cultural ministries to GNJ Conference. He ministers with congregations to share Gods love in their local communities and, via connectional and ecumenical missions, to the wider world. From an early age, God began speaking and moving in his life. She is passionate about worship and teaching. In the 1900s, a new building was constructed on property purchased on Savannah Gardner Road, where the present building is located. She is passionate about social justice and loves to read and to travel around the world with her family to better appreciate and understand her neighbors. Vitas Healthcare, whose local office is in Cranberry Township, has more than 40 years of experience in hospice care and is the nations single largest single-source provider of end-of-life care. She is also the doting human to her dogs, Rocky and Robyn Fenty. The church building was built on Savannah Road. United Methodism has an open itineracy. He planted a Korean church within a traditional English-speaking church where he conducted multicultural and multi-ethnic ministries centered around the Bible. In addition, Bo has been serving as a youth pastor at Calvary KUMC since 2018. She is also a mother and wife. John loves Disco, Salsa, and Barry White. and D. Min. His goal is to serve God to the best of his ability with Gods help. Aside from his pastoral calling, you may find Charlie staying active swimming, running, or going to the gym. "Appointment" is the action taken by bishops. When the appointment is shared publically, it can be announced in the following manner: "It is anticipated that Bishop Bickerton will appoint (name) as pastor of (name) Church/Charge in (community)." It must be noted that the appointment is tentative until read and fixed by the bishop at the session of the Annual Conference. In our worship we tell the story of God's grace so that we all become a part of that story, for the sake of the redemption of the world. i am new here. in English from Rutgers University. An experienced worship leader and musician, he has served multiple churches for over ten years. Married since 2002 to Melody, who is also a United Methodist pastor, Jim has taught Disciple as well as classes in Wesleyan heritage for several years in the local church and in the district school of lay servant ministries. He comes with wonderful gifts of teaching, preaching, and leading both in the local church and throughout the annual conference. United Methodist Church. Joe is married to Denise with four amazing children: Gabby, Curtis, Paul, and Claire. Eight recovery groups use the church building during the week. Ephesians 4:11-12 has framed his calling: to equip the saints to do the work of ministry. The United Methodist Church promotes and holds in high esteem the opportunity of an inclusive church ( 4. Joyce attended the Course of Study at Methodist Theological Seminary. Both of her parents are retired UMC Elders. In her free time, Ronell lovesto travel, garden, draw/paint, and follow all things Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe. John Wesley Morrison has served GNJAC in pastoral and academic ministry for 38 years. John has an M.Div. He has faithfully served at Tuckerton UMC, West Creek and Brookville UMCs, and Ballard UMC. She is also a fun-in-law to three wonderful adults, and Babcia to five grandchildren. As a person of faith, he believes in a holistic ministry of the people of God, and always stands for justice and growth. Brandon is passionate about making disciples, growing disciples, developing vital congregations, empowering lay leadership, next gen ministry, and mission-driven social witness and engagement. He has a Masters of Divinity from Drew University. Greenock is a casual, friendly and caring church. The Holy Spirit has bestowed Sharon with the spiritual gifts of faith, teaching/preaching and leadership. After receiving her call to ministry Christine started off preparing herself for her second career. 700 Waterfield Ridge Place. He graduated from Karns City High School and earned a BA in Journalism from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. from Rutgers University, and when he finally answered the calling from the Lord, he was awarded with an M.A. A. Prior to ministry, John had thirty years experience in management, specializing in training, facility management, and conflict resolution. She along with her husband Victor have two children, Joseph age 21 and Juliette age 16. For the first 20 years of employment, Kendra was a teacher. Retired Elder Bruce, agraduate of Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary, was ordained in 1976 as a deacon and an elder in 1979.