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2021 Appointments

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After deep prayer and consultation with the Cabinet, Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling has made the following appointments. Unless otherwise noted, all appointments on this page take effect on July 1, 2021.

March 1
  • Rev. Stan Cardwell, to First: Laurel-Community: Laurel Cooperative Parish in Laurel, from Community UMC in Crofton
  • Rev. Travis Knoll, to Nichols-Bethel UMC in Odenton, from Hunts Memorial UMC in Towson
  • Rev. Saroj Sangha, to Memorial First India UMC in Silver Spring
  • Rev. Shannon Sullivan, to Trinity UMC in Frederick, from Associate Pastor at Calvary UMC in Frederick.
February 15
  • Rev. Eric King, to McKendree-Simms-Brookland Cooperative Parish in Washington, from Goshen UMC in in Gaithersburg
  • Rev. JW Park, to St Matthews UMC in Bowie, from District Superintendent of the Central Maryland District
  • Rev. Sarah Schlieckert, to District Superintendent of the Annapolis District, from Pasadena UMC in Pasadena
  • Rev. Anna Schwartz, to Lexington Park UMC in Lexington Park, from associate pastor of Glen Mar UMC in Ellicott City
  • Rev. Stephanie Vader, to Capitol Hill UMC in Washington, from Emmanuel UMC in Laurel
February 1
  •  Rev. Tori Butler, to Asbury Town NeckUMC in Severna Park, from Good Hope Union UMC  in Silver Spring
  • Rev. Linda Motter, to Calvary UMC in Annapolis, from Olivet UMC in  Lusby
  • Rev. Stephanie Roberts White, to Towson UMC in Towson, from Pleasant Hill UMC in Owings Mills
January 25
  • Rev. Eliezer Valentín-Castañón, to serve as superintendent of Frederick District, from Trinity UMC in Frederick
  • Rev. Dawn Hand, to serve as superintendent of Central Maryland District, from superintendent of Pittsburgh District in the Western Pennsylvania Conference
 2021 Retirees

Effective July 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted:

James Bishop
Mary Buzby
Clark Carr 
Kathleen Cheyney
Zelda Childs
Margaret Clemons
R. David Hall
Douglas J. Hays
Lori Hoffman Hays
Margaret Hodges
Samuel Honnappa
Mark Johnson
Mike Johnson (1/1/2021)
Patricia Johnson
Sandi Johnson
Granderson Jones, Jr.
Jacqueline Jones-Smith
Jeff Jones (1/1/2021)
Conrad Link
Fay Lundin
Ray McDonald
Gregory McNeil
Sheldon Reese
Theresa Robinson
Doris Jean Rothwell
Constance Smith
Ken Walker
John C. Warren

Donna Hicks Feb 25, 2021 5:54pm

Rev. Robinson we were so blessed to have you as a mentor, pastor and friend here is South County @ St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Shadyside.
Congratulations on your retirement.
R for Rest
E for Enjoy
T for Television
I for Indoors
R for Rest some more
E for Enjoy Every minute
D for Don't get up early

Enjoy your free time in the name of the LORD!!!!!!

Kathy Selzer Feb 28, 2021 10:16pm

Blessings to all the retirees and to all the new appointments. May God guide you through this pandemic as you begin something new.