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2018 Appointments

After deep prayer and consultation with the Cabinet, Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling has made the following appointments. Unless otherwise noted, all appointments take effect on July 1, 2018.

June 18
  • Andrew Shropshire (Lay Supply) to Salem UMC – Hebbville in Windsor Mill.
  • Pastor Karen Lilli Pax to Gary Memorial UMC in Daniels from New England AC.
  • Pastor Olivia Gross to Mt. Zion UMC, Brookville.
  • Pastor Doralyn Osei is appointed to St. Mark UMC, Boyd.
June 11
  • Pastor Brian Berger, from Ferndale UMC in Ferndale, to St. Leonard-Waters Memorial UMC
  • Pastor Thomas Long, from Union UMC in Lothian, to Bethel UMC in Upper Marlboro
  • Pastor Armon Nelson, to Mt. Vernon/Petworth UM Charge
  • Pastor Lataska Nelson, to Douglas Memorial/Community UM Charge
May 28
  • Pastor Sherwyn Benjamin, from Petworth UMC, to associate pastor at Damascus UMC
  • Pastor Michael Carrington, from St. Luke UMC in Reisterstown, to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial UMC in Baltimore 
  • Rev. Crystal Davis Jones, from Bells UMC, to West Montgomery UMC
  • Rev. James Gosnell, from Martin Luther King Memorial UMC in Baltimore, to Metropolitan UMC in Severn
  • Rev. Samuel Holdbrook-Smith, from Community of Faith and Friendship, to Ryland Epworth UMC, part of the McKendree Simms Brookland Cooperative Parish
  • Pastor Angela Kittrell, from the Virginia Annual Conference, to Bowie UMC in Bowie 
  • Rev. Michael Parker, from church planter-in-residence, to the Redeemer and Bells Charge 
  • Verna Prehn (a Certified Lay Minister), to Faith/Community in the Pasadena Cooperative Parish
  • Rev. Patricia L Sebring, from Lovely Lane UMC in Baltimore, to Otterbein UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va.
  • Derek Shackelford (a lay hire) to Buckeystown 80 UMC in Frederick
  • Rev. LaReesa Smith-Horn, to St. Luke’s UMC in Reisterstown
  • Rev. John Warren, from Ryland Epworth UMC in Washington, D.C., to Brookfield-Immanuel Charge in Brandywine 
  • Pastor Scheherazade West Forman, from West Baltimore UMC in Baltimore, to Violetville UMC in Baltimore
  • Galen Zook, (a lay hire) to Hampden UMC in Baltimore
May 21
  • Pastor Lisa Boone, to Rawlings UMC in Rawlings, in addition to staying at McKendree of Potomac Park in Cumberland
  • Rev. Gail Button, from Messiah-Solley Charge in Glen Burnie, to Orems UMC in Middle River
  • Rev. Jalene Chase, from Community and Douglas UMCs in Washington, D.C., to Emmanuel UMC in Beltsville 
  • Pastor David Fossett, to Hopehill UMC in Frederick
  • Pastor Joshua Gillen, from a two-point student charge in Milton, Del., to Hancock UMC in Hancock.
  • Pastor Jerome Jones, from Church of the Redeemer, to Wilson Memorial UMC in Crofton 
  • Rev. Sharon Lowans, to Sandy Hook in Knoxville
  • Pastor Michael Rigsby, to Messiah UMC in Glen Burnie
  • Rev. Deb Scott, from Calvary UMC in Mt. Airy, to Lovely Lane UMC in Baltimore 
  • Rev. Chris Serufusa, from Growing Seed Charge, to St. Andrews UMC in Hagerstown
  • Rev. Scott Shumaker, from Mt. Carmel-Falls Road Charge in  Parkton, to the newly formed Parkton Cooperative Parish  (Mt. Carmel-Wiseburg-Falls Rd) in Parkton
  • Pastor Daniel Wood, from the Memphis Conference, Metro District, to associate pastor of Grace UMC in Baltimore 
May 14
  • Pastor Richard Baker, from Walkersville UMC in Walkersville, to Messiah UMC in Taneytown and Trinity UMC in Emmitsburg
  • Pastor Helen Fleming, from St. Johns-Pumphrey UMC in Baltimore, to Mt. Vernon Place UMC in Baltimore  
  • Pastor Nathaniel Green, from Violetville UMC in Baltimore, to Mt. Winans UMC in Baltimore
  • Pastor Paulette Jones, from Union Memorial UMC in Davidsonville, to Edgewater UMC in Edgewater
  • Pastor Sandy Knepp, to Trinity UMC in Odenton
  • Rev. Mark Mooney, from Otterbein UMC in Martinsburg, to Hiss UMC in Parkville
  • Rev. Andrew Peck-McClain, from Trinity UMC in Emmitsburg, to Washington Grove UMC in Gaithersburg
May 7
  • Rev. Bernadette Armwood, from West Montgomery/St. Mark Charge in Barnsville, to St. Johns-Pumphrey UMC in Baltimore
  • Rev. Mi Ja Cho, from Waters Memorial UMC in St. Leonard, to Arden UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va.
  • Pastor Mark Eyler, to Brandenburg UMC in Sykesville
  • Rev. Mike Henning, from St. Andrews UMC in Hagerstown, to Walkersville UMC in Walkersville
  • Pastor Gregory McNeil, from Wilson Memorial UMC in Crofton, to Union Memorial UMC in Davidsonville
  • Sharon Meyer, (Lay Supply) to Texas UMC in Cockeysville (as of May 1)
  • Curtis Senft (Lay Supply) to Poplar-Frames Charge (Poplar Grove and Frames Memorial UMCs) in Cockeysville (as of May 1)
  • Rev. Frances Stewart, from Metropolitan UMC in Severn, to associate pastor at National UMC in Washington, D.C.,
  • Rev. Robert Wellman, from Sandy Mount UMC in Finksburg, to Oakland UMC in Sykesville,
  • T. Brent Wiles, (Lay Supply) to Holy Cross UMC in Ridgely, W.Va.
  • Pastor Jeff Zalatoris, to Lewistown UMC in Lewistown

 April 30

  • Rev. Timothy Dowell, from Hiss UMC in Baltimore, to Memorial UMC in Poolesville
  • Taeron Fleming, (a lay hire) to the NE Cooperative Parish (Dorsey Emmanuel, Wesley Chapel, Melville Chapel UMCs) in the Annapolis District
  • Rev. EunJoung Joo, from Washington Grove UMC in Washington Grove, to Associate Pastor at Sykesville Parish
  • Pastor Robert Ruggieri, from Ijamsville UMC and Flint Hill UMC, to Mt. Nebo UMC in Boonsboro
  • Marvene Young (a Certified Lay Minister) to Wesley Chapel UMC in the Annapolis District
  • Rev. Thomas Young, Jr., from Blue Bridge Cooperative Parish (Centre Street UMC and Holy Cross UMC), to Friendship UMC in Friendship
April 16
  • Rev. Margaret  Clemons, from Bowie UMC in Bowie, to Grace UMC in Hagerstown 
  • Rev. Evelyn Rivera, from Hughes UMC in Wheaton, to Middletown UMC in Middletown as the associate pastor 
  • Anna Schwartz, to Glen Mar UMC in Ellicott City as the associate pastor.
April 9
  • Pastor Scott Bostic, from attending school, to Bethesda UMC in Bethesda as the associate pastor
  • Pastor Patrick Hurder Buhrman, from Rawlings/Dawson Charge, to Cresaptown UMC in Cresaptown
  • Rev. Wayne Chung, from Friendship UMC in Friendship, to Faith UMC in Rockville
  • Rev. Curtis Ehrgott, from Grace UMC in Hagerstown, to Concord-St. Andrews UMC in Bethesda
  • Rev. Brenda Lewis, from Cokesbury UMC in Abington, to Bethany UMC in Ellicott City as the associate pastor
  • Pastor Kathryn Mackereth, from attending school, to St. Paul's UMC in Kensington as the associate pastor
  • Rev. Bill Maisch, from Memorial UMC in Poolesville, to Calvary UMC in Mt. Airy
March 26
  • Rev. Beth A. Hutton, from Middletown UMC as an associate pastor, to Calvary UMC in Gamber
  • Rev. Donna Renn, from Oakland UMC in Sykesville, to New Covenant UMC in Cumberland
March 19
  • Rev. Michael Bynum, from Hancock UMC in Hancock, to Linthicum Heights UMC in Linthicum Heights
  • Rev. Amanda McMurtrey, from associate pastor at Damascus UMC in Damascus, to Mayo UMC in Edgewater
  • Rev. Ray Roberson, from Mt. Nebo UMC in Boonsboro, to Williamsport UMC in Williamsport

 February 26

  • Rev. Malcolm Frazier, from the Global Mission Connection US Regional Office in Atlanta, Ga., to Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C., as director of Hospitality and Congregational Care,
February 19
  • Rev. Kathy Altman, from Mayo UMC in Edgewater, to Sandy Mount UMC in Finksburg
  • Rev. Susan Boehl, from Williamsport UMC in Williamsport, to La Plata UMC in La Plata
  • Rev. Lemuel Dominguez, from associate pastor at Bethany UMC in Ellicott City, to Milford Mill UMC in Pikesville
  • Rev. Kara Scroggins, from associate pastor at Bethesda UMC in Bethesda, to Glenmont UMC in Silver Spring
  • Rev. Christopher Dembeck, from Orems UMC in Middle River, to Halethorpe-Relay in Arbutus.
February 12
  • Rev. Christopher Gobrecht, from New Covenant UMC in Cumberland, to Timonium UMC in Timonium
  • Rev. Sarah Schlieckert, from Melville Chapel UMC in Elkridge, to Calvary UMC in Waldorf
February 5
  • Rev. Martin Brooks, from Calvary UMC in Gamber, to Magothy UMC in Pasadena
  • Rev. James McSavaney, from Grace and Hamden UMCs in Baltimore, to Arnolia UMC in Baltimore
  •  Rev. Doug Tzan, from associate pastor at Sykesville Charge in Sykesville, to lead pastor at Sykesville Charge in Sykesville
  •  Rev. Kathryn Woodrow, from Faith UMC in Rockville, to Damascus UMC in Damascus
Retirees 

Harold (Hal) P. Atkins
Reg D. Barss
John Bragg
Susan Brown
Marianne Brown
Gail Button
Robert D. Carter
Terri R. Chattin
Lysbeth Cockrell
David S. Cooney
Frances C. Dailey
Mary Ellen Glorioso
Marianne S. Grabowski
Bruce A. Jones
Paulette Jones
Charles Parker (as of 1/1/18)
Saroj S. Sangha
David Shank
James E. Skillington, III 
Kent Tice  (as of 1/1/18)
Kenneth S. Valentine
Robert Wellman
Arthuree Wright 
Judy Young (as of 12/1/17)