News and Views

2016 Appointments

Posted by on

Bishop Marcus Matthews and the Cabinet of the Baltimore-Washington Conference announce the following clergy appointments. The appointments are effective July 1, 2016.

You may also download this listing as a print-friendly PDF

May 31

Rev. Gerry Grace to Centenary UMC in Shady Side

May 27

Pastor TJ Mount to Araby UMC in Araby, MD

Pastor Ron Young as associate pastor to Growing Seed Cooperative Parish

May 23

Rev. Joey Heath to Southern Region Strategist, from Silver Spring UMC

May 15

Pastor Daryl Foster to Severn/Delmont UMC in Severn, from Union Street UMC in Westminster

May 9

Pastor Keith Loudermill to Christ UMC in Columbia, MD

Pastor Lataska Nelson as District Hire for Salem: Hebbville

Pastor Lucinda Kent to Van Buren UMC, Washington, D.C. (1/4 time)

Pastor Sonja Penny to Indian Head: Alexandria Chapel UMC

Rev. Kyle Durbin to Senior Pastor of Frostburg UMC, from Centenary UMC, Shady Side

May 2

Pastor Kevin Brooks, to the Route 6 Charge of Mt. Calvary and St. Matthews UMCs, from St. Matthews UMC

Pastor David Jacobson, to Lansdowne UMC

Pastor Jean Lee, to the Sunshine Charge of Mt. Carmel and St. Paul UMCs

Pastor Debra Marie Linton, to associate pastor at Calvary-Centennial Cooperative Parish in Frederick, from Araby UMC

Rev. Katie Paul, to Hollywood UMC in Hollywood, from Southern Region Strategist

April 25

Rev. John Unger to Camp Hill/Wesley charge from Bolivar UMC in Harpers Ferry, WV

Pastor John Lewis to Leetown/Marvin Chapel charge in Kearneysville from Camp Hill/Wesley in Harpers Ferry, WV

Pastor Hilary Ann Golden to Trinity UMC in Odenton at the Community/Trinity Cooperative Parish

Rev. Wendy van Vliet to Davidsonville UMC in Davidsonville from Severn/Delmont Charge in Severn, MD

Pastor Kermit Moore to Fort Washington: Providence-Fort Washington UMC from Indian Head: Alexandria Chapel

April 18

Rev. Lisa Bandel, to Wards Chapel UMC, from Davidsonville UMC

Pastor Caprice Brown, to Community UMC in Laurel as the associate pastor in the newly formed Cooperative Parish of First and Community UMCs

Rev. Joseph Daniels, from superintendent of the Greater Washington District and senior pastor of Emory UMC in Washington, to senior pastor of Emory UMC

Rev. Karen Davis, to South Damascus Charge, from the Lansdowne/St Luke Charge.

Pastor Anissa Johnson, to the Boring Co-operative Parish

Rev. Lisa Jordan, to the newly formed Mountain Ridge Cooperative Parish, consisting of Mount Zion UMC, Sabillasville, and Pleasant Walk UMC in Wolfsville

Rev. Kate Payton, to Epworth Charge in Cockeysville, from associate pastor at Metropolitan Memorial Parish in Washington

April 11

Pastor Chris Broadwell, to Cape St. Claire UMC in Annapolis

Rev. Patricia Dols, to Messiah UMC in Taneytown, from Deer Park UMC in Westminster

Pastor Jerome Jones, to Church of the Redeemer UMC in Temple Hills, from Mt. Calvary UMC in Charlotte Hall

Pastor Brenda McIlwain, to the Lusby Charge in Lusby

Rev. Cecil Mudede, from Glen Mar UMC in Ellicott City, to Milford Mill UMC in Pikesville

Pastor Lesley Newman-Sewell, to Corkran Memorial UMC in Temple Hills

Rev. Michael Parker, to St. John UMC in Pumphrey, from Ames UMC in Bel Air

Pastor Charles Rice, to Buckeystown UMC in Frederick

Pastor Matthew Tate, to Emmanuel UMC in Huntingtown

Rev. Marlon Tilghman, from Milford Mill UMC in Pikesville, to Ames UMC in Bel Air

Pastor Karen Weaver, to Mt. Tabor UMC in Odenton

Pastor R. Lynn Wilson, to Calvary UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va., from associate pastor at Trinity UMC in Frederick

April 4

Pastor Michael Carrington, to St Luke’s UMC in Reisterstown

Rev. Richard Jewell (who is retiring), to part-time at Calvary UMC in Ridgely, W.Va., from the South Cumberland Charge

Rev. Alhassan Macaulay, to Mt. Zion/Franklin Charge in Lothian, from Franklin UMC in Churchton

Pastor Rob Pierson, to part-time at Davis Memorial UMC and part-time at Emmanuel UMC in Cumberland, from Timonium-Fairview Cooperative Parish

Rev. Stephen Ricketts to Linganore in Union Bridge, MD from Providence-Fort Washington UMC in Fort Washington

Pastor Joshua Rider, to part-time at Sideling Hill Charge, Catalpa in Hancock and Piney Plains in Little Orlean

Rev. Marvin Wamble, to St. Matthews/Sollers Charge in Shadyside, from Lusby Charge in Lusby

March 28

Rev. Andrea Middleton King, to the Abingdon Cooperative Parish, from Baltimore-Washington Conference staff 

March 21

Rev. Herbert Brisbon, to Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant UMC in Rockville, from Howard University Campus Minister in Washington, D.C.

Rev. Alexis Brown, to Howard University Campus Minister and Associate pastor at Asbury UMC in Washington, D.C, from Van Buren UMC in Washington

Rev. Kimberly Brown-Whale, to Brooklyn Community UMC, from Essex UMC in Essex

Rev. Jalene Chase Sands, to Douglas Memorial UMC in addition to serving Community UMC in Washington

Rev. Jason Jordan-Griffin, to Union Memorial in Baltimore, from St. John’s in Pumphrey

Rev. Kenneth McDonald, to Glen Burnie UMC in Glen Burnie, from Montgomery UMC in Damascus

Rev. John Nupp, appointed as the conference staff for the Board of Ordained Ministry, from Wards Chapel UMC in Randallstown

Rev. Brett Pinder, to First UMC in Hyattsville as associate pastor, while continuing as University of Maryland Campus Minister

Pastor Steve Smith, from Brooklyn Community UMC, to Emory UMC in Street, Md.

Pastor W. Scott Summers, to Bedington UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va., from Davis Memorial UMC in Cumberland

Rev. Tim Warner, to Mill Creek Parish in Derwood, from an Extension Ministry

Rev. Linda Yarrow, to Dublin-Darlington Charge in Street, Md., from the South Damascus Charge in Damascus

March 14

Rev. Robert Barnes, to Mt. Oak UMC in Mitchellville, from Glen Burnie UMC in Glen Burnie

Pastor Lillian Boyd, to serve as the associate pastor at Bel Air UMC in Bel Air, from the Boring Charge, in Boring, Md.

Rev. Tori Butler, to Good Hope Union UMC in Silver Spring, from Williams Memorial in Texarkana in the Texas Annual Conference

Rev. Will Butler, to Queen’s Chapel UMC in Beltsville, from Union Memorial UMC in Baltimore

Rev. Lysbeth Cockrell, to Halethorpe-Relay, from Cape St. Claire UMC

Rev. Bresean Jenkins, to Ebenezer UMC in Washington, D.C., from the Queen’s Chapel/Ebenezer Charge

Rev. Carissa Surber, as the associate pastor of Severna Park UMC, from Trinity UMC in Odenton

March 7

Rev. Cindy Caldwell, to Benevola UMC in Boonsboro, from Buckeystown UMC in Buckeystown

Rev. David Coakley, to Union Chapel UMC in Joppa, from Linganore UMC in Linganore

Pastor Sarah Elliott, to Hopewell and Wesleyan Chapel UMCs in the Susquehannna Charge

Rev. Sandy Rector, to extension ministry as a chaplain at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, from Oak Chapel UMC in Silver Spring

Rev. Deb Scott, to Calvary UMC in Mt. Airy, from Mill Creek Parish in Derwood

Rev. Theresa Thames, to extension ministry as associate dean of the chapel and associate professor of religion at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., from Cheverly UMC in Cheverly

Rev. Braulio Torres, to Calvary UMC in Annapolis as the associate pastor, from Millian UMC in Rockville

Rev. Stacey Cole Wilson, to the Baltimore-Washington Conference staff as Director of Congregational Excellence, from Good Hope Union in Silver Spring

Rev. Dottie Yunger, to Solomons UMC in Solomons, from associate pastor of Metropolitan Memorial UMC in D.C.

February 29

Rev. Selena Johnson, from Community UMC in Maryland City, to Oak Chapel UMC in Silver Spring

Rev. Lillian Smith, from St. Matthews UMC of Valley Forge in Wayne, Pa., to Cheverly UMC in Cheverly

Rev. Ronald Triplett, from the Temple Hills Charge in Temple Hills, to Gethsemane UMC in Capitol Heights

Rev. Patricia Watson, from Epworth UMC in Cockeysville, to First Saints Community Church in Leonardtown (California Campus pastor)

February 22

Rev. John H. Dean, to Deer Park UMC in Westminster, from Benevola UMC in Boonsboro

Rev. Kevin Smalls, to Hope UMC in the Detroit Annual Conference, from Queens Chapel-Ebenezer Charge in Beltsville

February 15

Pastor Pat Abell, to West Friendship charge (St. James UMC/Rockland UMC), from Dickerson Charge (Forest Grove UMC/Dickerson UMC)

Pastor R. Lorraine Brown, to Prospect/Marvin Chapel Charge in Mt. Airy, from Growing Seed Charge.

Rev. Mernie Crane, to Pasadena UMC in Pasadena, from Calvary UMC in Annapolis

Rev. Mark Groover, to Asbury UMC in Frederick, from New Hope Fellowship and Clarks Chapel UMC in Edgewood

Rev. Stephen Humphrey, to Mt. Zion UMC in Mechanicsville, from  Union Chapel UMC in Joppa

Rev Elizabeth Jackson, to Otterbein UMC in Hagerstown, from Bel Air UMC in Bel Air

Rev. Stephen L. Larsen, to Calvary UMC in Frederick, from Calvary UMC in Mt. Airy

Rev. John Rudisill, to Montgomery UMC in Damascus, from Bedington UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Rev. Corey Sharpe, to Huntingtown UMC in Huntingtown, from Susquehanna Charge in Havre de Grace

February 9

Rev. Meredith Wilkins-Arnold, to Calvary UMC in Annapolis, from Solomons UMC in Solomons

Rev. Kathy Lossau, to Good Shepherd UMC in Silver Spring, from Emory UMC in Street, Md.

Rev. Jim Johnson, to Bethel UMC in Chewsville from Dublin-Darlington Charge in Street, Md.


Helen Arminger
John M. Blanchard
Leroy W. Boldley
Henry G. Butler
John Close
Joe Conte
Claire L. Fiedler
Sylvester Gaines
Jerry Grace
Nancy Green
Darcy Hunt
Richard Jewell
Hattie Johnson-Holmes
Joye Jones
Richard D. Lindsay
Joanna Marceron
Sherrin Marshall
Earl Mason
Mary Marcia Mayor
Jim Pugh
Sheldon M Reese
Maria Rivera
Stephen D. Robison
Keith Schukraft
David W. Simpson
Helen Smith
Charles H. Stevenson
Ann Strickler
Deborah Tate
Linda Warehime
Harold B. Wright
John Roger Brown (retired Dec. 1, 2015)