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2017 Appointments

Effective Aug. 1, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling has appointed the Rev. Michael Parker II to serve as Church Planter in Residence for the new Resurrection East in Baltimore. 
The Rev. Helen Fleming had been appointed to serve as interim pastor of St. John UMC in Pumphrey. 

The following appointments have been made by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling and the Cabinet of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. The appointments take effect July 1, 2017. 
 

Baltimore-Washington Conference Staff

Assistant to the Bishop – Rev. Antoine Love
Congregational Development Resource Specialist – Rev. Rodney Smothers
 

Annapolis District

Adams UMC, Lothian – Pastor Marilyn Lewis
Centenary UMC, Shady Side – Rev. Taysie Phillips
Chews Memorial/Carters Charge, Owensville and Friendship – Rev. Valerie Barnes
Community UMC, Pasadena – Rev. Alison DeLeo
Galesville UMC, Galesville – Pastor Joanna Marceron
Melville Chapel UMC, Elkridge – Rev. Sherrin Marshall
Mt. Calvary/Cecil Memorial Charge, Arnold and Annapolis – Pastor Patricia Turnage
Mt. Zion UMC, Lothian – Rev. Steven Cochran
Nichols-Bethel UMC, Odenton – Rev. Katie Saari (Associate pastor)
 

Baltimore Metropolitan District

Superintendent – Rev. Wanda Duckett
Beechfield UMC, Baltimore – Pastor Joel Holmes
Chase UMC, Baltimore – Rev. Walter Jackson
Cowenton/Piney Grove Charge, White Marsh/Middle River – Pastor Christine Kumar
Emanuel UMC, Catonsville – Pastor Levon Sutton
Emmarts UMC, Baltimore – Pastor Isaiah Redd
Faith Community UMC, Baltimore – Pastor Ronald Dodson, Sr
Grace/Hampden Charge, Baltimore – Rev. James McSavaney
John Wesley UMC, Baltimore – Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach
Loch Raven UMC, Baltimore – Rev. George Winkfield
Lovely Lane UMC, Baltimore – Rev. Patricia Sebring
Metropolitan UMC, Baltimore – Rev. Howard Hinson
Mt Zion UMC, Baltimore – Rev. Kelly Grimes
Salem Hispanic UMC, Baltimore – Pastor Jorge Moreno
Sharp Street Memorial UMC, Baltimore – Rev. Cary James
Saint James UMC, Baltimore – Rev. Curtis King
St Matthews/Orangeville Charge, Baltimore – Pastor Charlie Taylor
Towson UMC, Towson – Rev. Mark Johnson
Trinity UMC, Catonsville – Rev. David Carter-Rimbach
 

Baltimore Suburban District

Superintendent – Rev. Ann Laprade
Mount Olive UMC, Randallstown – Rev. Sheridan Allmond
Emory UMC, Upperco – Rev. Peggy Click
Ebenezer-William Watters Charge, Fallston – Rev. Ken Fizer
North Harford Cooperative Parish, Bel Air – Pastor James Hamilton
Mount Vernon UMC, Whiteford – Pastor Riccardo Jefferson
Hunt's Memorial UMC, Riderwood – Rev. Travis Knoll
Deer Creek-Mount Tabor Charge, Forrest Hill – Pastor Paul Krebs
Fork and Waugh Charge, Fork – Rev. Daniel Montague
Presbury-Cranberry Cooperative Parish, Edgewood – Rev. Tiffany Patterson
Cedar Grove-Bentley Springs-Stablers Charge, Parkton – Pastor Fred Sipes
Millers and Bixlers Charge, Machester – Pastor Blake Smarr
Pleasant Hill UMC, Owings Mills – Rev. Shawn Wilson
 

Central Maryland

Bethany UMC, Ellicott City – Pastor Cathryn Vitek
Daisy UMC, Woodbine – Rev. Gertie Williams
Flohrville UMC, Sykesville – Rev. Keystone (Bok Keun) Lee
Goshen UMC, Gaithersburg – Rev. Eric King
Hopkins/Mount Olivet Charge, Highland/Catonsville – Rev. Andrea Middleton King
Lisbon UMC, Lisbon – Rev. Heather Olson
Mount Zion UMC, Highland – Rev. Gary Sheffield-James
 

Cumberland-Hagerstown District

George’s Creek UM Parish of Midland: Grace, Lonaconing: First and Shaft: Shaft – Rev. Heerak Kim
John Wesley: Hagerstown – Rev. Kathleen “Katie” O’Hern
Michaels UMC: Berkeley Springs (Berkeley Springs Charge) – Rev. Barbara Suffecool
Shiloh UMC: Hagerstown – Pastor Dionne T. Osuji
Wesley Charge: Centenary and Zion, Cumberland – Ms. Marjorie Hurder
 

Frederick District

Berkeley Place & Friendship UMCs, Martinsburg, WV – Pastor Lisa Franzen
Bolivar & Engle UMCs, Harper’s Ferry, WV – Pastor Sam Tryon
Bunker Hill UMC, Bunker Hill, WV – Rev. Daniel Breindenbaugh
Calvary UMC, Frederick – Rev. Shannon Sullivan (Associate pastor)
Chestnut Hill, Bethel and Shenandoah Memorial UMCs, Jefferson County, WV – Pastor Bill Rowley
Pikeside UMC, Martinsburg, WV – Pastor Bill Ball
St. Lukes UMC, Martinsburg, WV – Rev. Michael Cantley
St. Paul UMC, New Windsor  – Rev. Shari McCourt
Trinity UMC, Emmitsburg – Rev. Andy Peck-McClain
 

Greater Washington District

Brighter Day UMC, Washington, D.C. – Rev. Tommy Murray
Christ UMC, Washington, D.C. – Rev. Monica Raines
Liberty Grove UMC, Burtonsville – Rev. Jeffrey Paulson
Lincoln Park UMC, Washington, D.C. –  Rev. Richard Black
McKendree-Simms-Brookland Cooperative Parish, Washington, D.C. -- Pastor Bernard Harris
Potomac UMC, Potomac – Rev. Laura Easto
Silver Spring UMC, Silver Spring – Rev. Angela Flanagan
 

Washington East District

First Saints Community, Leonardtown – Rev. Dr. Lee Brewer
First Saints Community, Leonardtown – Pastor Alan Hemming
Shiloh Community UMC, Newburg – Rev. Mae Harrison
The Journey of Faith UMC, Waldorf – Rev. Dr. Reginald Tarpley

 

Pastors retiring this year include:

John M. Brooks
Richard Buckingham
Cynthia Burkert
Diane Dixon-Proctor
Iris Farabee-Lewis
Wayne Frum
Bill Herche
Barry Hidey
Kathy Kohl
Ernest Lyles
Brenda Mack
Jacqueline McLellan
Roderick Miller
L. Katherine Moore (May 1, 2017)
Marilyn Newhouse (Jan. 1, 2017)
L. Patrick Ricker
Mabel Smith
LaReesa Smith-Horn
Arthur Thomas (March 1, 2017)
Rebecca Vardiman
Clifford Webner
John Yost