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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.

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 Breidendbaugh, 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
Marilyn Newhouse (Jan. 1, 2017)
L. Patrick Ricker
Mabel Smith
LaRessa Smith-Horn
Arthur Thomas (March 1, 2017)
Rebecca Vardiman
Clifford Webner
John Yost