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2017 Appointments

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.

May 22

Rev. Lee Brewer, to associate and campus pastor at First Saints Community Church in Leonardtown
Pastor Alan Hemming, to associate and campus pastor at First Saints Community Church in Leonardtown
Rev. Keystone Lee, to Florhville UMC in Sykesville

 May 15

Rev. Shari McCourt, to St. Paul’s UMC in New Windsor and Westminster UMC as the associate pastor.
Pastor Bill Rowley, to Shenandoah Memorial UMC in Millville, W.Va., and Bethel UMC in Bakerton, W.Va.
Rev. Barbara Suffecool, to Michael’s Chapel UMC on the Berkeley Springs Charge, from the Western Region resource staff (Continues as minister of music at Hancock UMC) 
Pastor Patricia Turnage, to Cecil Memorial-Mt. Calvary Charge  

May 9

Rev. Ann Laprade, to superintendent of the Baltimore Suburban District, from Potomac UMC in Potomac
Rev. Rodney Smothers, to Baltimore-Washington Conference Congregational Development Resource Specialist, from Liberty Grove UMC in Burtonsville 

May 8

Rev. Katie Bishop, William Carpenter, and Toni Duffici, to the new Greater Brunswick Charge in Brunswick
Rev. Laura Easto, to Potomac UMC in Potomac, from superintendent of Baltimore Suburban District
Pastor Lisa Franzen, to Friendship and Berkeley Place Charge in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Pastor Jessica Hayden, to Old Otterbein UMC in Baltimore and to Extension Ministry at Inspirit Counseling Services
Pastor Howard Hinson, to Metropolitan UMC in Baltimore
Ricardo Jefferson, to Mt. Vernon UMC in Whiteford
Rev. Travis Knoll, to Hunts Memorial UMC in Towson, from Lovely Lane UMC in Baltimore
Pastor Joanna Marceron, to Galesville UMC in Galesville, from Melville Chapel UMC in Elkridge
Rev. Sherrin Marshall, to Melville Chapel UMC in Elkridge
Rev. Jeff Paulson, to Liberty Grove UMC in Burtonsville, from Pleasant Hill UMC in Owings Mills
Blake Smarr, student appointment to Millers and Bixlers UMCs
Pastor Sam Tryon, to Bolívar and Engle Charge in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Rev. Shawn Wilson, to Pleasant Hill UMC in Reisterstown, from Goshen UMC in Gaithersburg

May 1

Rev. Peggy Click, retired, to Emory UMC in Upperco
Pastor Ron Dodson, to Faith Community UMC in Baltimore
James Hamilton, student pastor to North Harford County Parish
Pastor Marjorie Hurder, to Wesley Charge: Centenary/Zion UMCs in Cumberland
Pastor Heerak Kim, to the newly formed George’s Creek UM Parish, which includes Shaft UMC in Shaft, Grace UMC in Midland and First UMC in Lonaconing
Pastor Marilyn Lewis, to Adams UMC in Lothian
Rev. James McSavaney, to Hampden UMC and Grace UMC as the associate pastor
Pastor Jorge Moreno, to Salem Hispanic UMC in Baltimore
Rev. Gary Sheffield-James, to Mt. Zion in Highland, from Hunts Memorial UMC in Towson
Pastor Fred Sipes, to Cedar Grove/Bentley Springs/Stablers Charge, from Cedar Grove UMC in Parkton 

April 24

Rev. Angela Flanagan, to Silver Spring UMC in Silver Spring, from associate pastor at Calvary UMC in Mt. Airy
Rev. Curtis King, to St. James UMC
Rev. Eric King, to Goshen UMC, from Metropolitan-West Baltimore in Baltimore
Pastor Tommy Murray, to Brighter Day UMC in Washington, D.C.
Pastor Dionne T. Osuji, to Shiloh UMC in Hagerstown
Rev. Tiffany Patterson, to Presbury/Cranberry Cooperative Parish, from First Saints UMC
Pastor Katie Saari, to Nichols Bethel UMC in Odenton as the associate pastor

April 17

Pastor Joel Holmes, to Beechfield UMC in Baltimore
Pastor Christine Kumar, to Cowenton/Piney Grove UMC in Baltimore

April 10

Rev. David Carter-Rimbach, to Trinity UMC in Catonsville
Rev. Andrea Middleton King, to Hopkins-Mt. Olivet UMC in Highland, from Abingdon Cooperative Parish in Abingdon
Pastor Isaiah Redd, to Emmarts UMC in Woodlawn, from Epworth Chapel in Baltimore
Pastor Levon Sutton, to Emanuel UMC in Catonsville
Pastor Charles Taylor, to Orangeville-St. Matthews UMC in Baltimore

April 3

Pastor William C. Ball, to Pikeside UMC in Martinsburg, WV
Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach, to John Wesley UMC in Baltimore, from Mount Zion UMC in Highland
Rev. Tony Love, to serve as Assistant to the Bishop, from Director of Vibrant Communities (Appointment begins May 1.)
Rev. Patricia Sebring, to Lovely Lane UMC in Baltimore, from Galesville UMC in Galesville

March 27

Rev. Reginald Tarpley, to Journey of Faith UMC in Waldorf, from Cecil Memorial-Mount Calvary Charge in Annapolis

March 20

Rev. Sheridan Allmond, to Mount Olive UMC in Randallstown, from Hopkins and Mount Olivet United Methodist churches in Highland
Rev. Daniel Montague, to Fork and Waugh United Methodist churches in Fork, from the Midland Charge: Grace and Shaft United Methodist churches in Midland
Rev. Maidstone Mulenga, to Director of Communications for the Council of Bishops, from Assistant to the Bishop and Conference Director of Connectional Ministries (Appointment begins April 1.)
Rev. Shannon Sullivan, to associate pastor at Calvary/Centennial Memorial Charge in Frederick, from Presbury UMC in Edgewood

February 20

Rev. Richard Black, to Lincoln Park UMC in Washington, D.C., from Shiloh Community UMC in Newburg
Rev. Ken Fizer, to Ebenezer/William Watters Co-operative Parish in Fallston, from Shiloh UMC in Hagerstown
Pastor Walter Jackson, to Chase UMC in Chase, from St. Matthews-Orangeville UMC in Baltimore
Pastor Taysie Phillips, to Centenary UMC in Shady Side, from Emory UMC in Upperco

February 13

Pastor Daniel Breidenbaugh, to Bunker Hill UMC in Bunker Hill, W.Va.
Rev. Michael Cantley, to St. Lukes UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va, from Fork and Waugh UMCs in Fork
Pastor Alison DeLeo, to Community/Faith Cooperative Parish in Pasadena
Rev. Mark Johnson, to Towson UMC in Towson, from Mount Olive UMC in Randallstown
Pastor Kathleen “Katie” O ‘Hern, to John Wesley UMC in Hagerstown

February 6

Rev. Valerie Barnes, to Chews Memorial/Carter's UMCs in Owensville, from Beechfield UMC in Baltimore
Rev. Steve Cochran, to Mount Zion UMC in Lothian, from Extension Ministry
Rev. Carey James Jr., from Emory Fellowship UMC in Washington, D.C., to Sharp Street Memorial UMC in Baltimore
Pastor Monica Raines, to Christ UMC in Washington, D.C.
Rev. George Winkfield, to Loch Raven UMC in Baltimore from Emmarts UMC in Woodlawn

January 30

Rev. Kelly Grimes, to Mount Zion UMC in Baltimore, from Emmanuel-Trinity UMCs in Catonsville
Pastor Heather Olson, to Lisbon UMC in Lisbon, from Cowenton-Piney Grove UMCs in Baltimore

January 9

Rev. Wanda Duckett, to serve as Superintendent of the Baltimore-Metropolitan District, from Mt. Zion UMC in Baltimore

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