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2022 Appointments

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After 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, 2022.

Posted July 11

  • Pastor Mark Claiborne, Sr., to Lewistown UMC in Lewistown, from associate pastor at Trinity UMC in Frederick
  • Pastor Kathy Duppins-Smallwood, to Fairview UMC in Sykesville

Posted July 5

  • Wendy Feaga, to FaithPoint UMC in Urbana
  • Rev. Ariel Ferrari, to Buckeystown UMC in Frederick as an interim pastor

Posted June 28

  • Rev. Helen Ballew, to Damascus UMC in Damascus
  • Rev. R. Lorraine Brown, to Extension Ministry, Project SPIRIT, from Simpson UMC in Mount Airy

Posted June 27

  • Rev. Rochelle Andrews, to Pleasant Grove UMC in Ijamsville
  • Jocelyn “Joy” Camper, to Simpson UMC in Mt. Airy
  • Rev. Lysbeth Cockrell, to Wesley Chapel UMC in Lothian
  • Pastor Sherry Emerson, to Waters Memorial UMC in St. Leonard
  • Margie Matthews, to Washington Grove UMC in Washington Grove
  • Pastor Katy Mossburg, to Bunker Hill UMC in W.Va., from Lewistown and Catoctin UMCs in Thurmont
  • Rev. David Scott, to Shiloh Community UMC in Newburg

Posted June 21

  • Brad Reinhart, to McKendree of Potomac Park UMC in Cresaptown, Maryland, and Calvary UMC in Ridgeley, West Virginia

Posted June 13

  • Rev. Lee Russell Brown, to St Paul UMC in Chevy Chase as lead pastor, ¼ time

Posted May 31

  • Pastor Michael McGowan, to Rawlings UMC in Rawlings
  • Rev. Daein Park, to Cheltenham UMC in Cheltenham
  • Rev. Trenton Prieshoff, to St. John’s UMC in Baltimore, from the Indiana Conference
  • Rev. Carol Rhan, to Michael’s Chapel UMC in Hedgesville
  • Rev. Emily Skorupinski, to Galesville UMC in Galesville and Centenary UMC in Shady Side, from Galesville UMC in Galesville
  • Rev. Vernette Dow White, to Sollers UMC in Lothian, from Little Creek Charge in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference
  • Pastor Ryan Wiggins, to Mission Central Parish on the Baltimore Suburban District
  • Brent Wiles, to Emmanuel UMC in Cumberland, from Calvary UMC in Ridgeley, W.Va.

May 16

  • Rev. Chris Bishop, to Mt. Zion UMC in Myersville, from Faithpoint UMC in Urbana
  • Andrew Brown, to Mt. Bethel UMC in Smithsburg
  • Rev Darryl Kemp, to Mt Zion UMC Mechanicsville, Laurel Grove
  • Rev. Rachel Livingston, to National UMC (Campuses at Metropolitan Memorial, Wesley, and St. Luke’s) in Washington, D.C., from Cheltenham UMC in Cheltenham
  • Pastor Greg Lougue, to Brandenburg UMC in Sykesville.
  • Pastor Nathan Payton, Jr., to Sandy Hook UMC in Knoxville, Md., and Shenandoah Memorial UMC in Millville, W.Va.
  • Pastor Jennifer Verdugo, to Oakland UMC in Charles Town, W.Va.
  • Rev. Robert E. Walker, Jr., to Sandy Mount UMC in Finksburg, from the Monrovia Charge in Monrovia (Iamsville)

May 9

  • Rev. Jacob Cogman, to serve as the United Methodist chaplain at Howard University and New Collegiate Ministries, from Christ UMC in Windy Hills, Kentucky

May 2

  • Rev. Steve Humphrey, to Otterbein UMC in Hagerstown, from Mt. Zion UMC in Mechanicsville
  • Daniel Seunghyun Cho, to Silver Spring UMC as associate pastor, from HA:AN UMC in New York, NY
  • Rev. Gary Sheffield-James (retired), to Wesley UMC in Hampstead as interim pastor
  • Rev. Rudy White, to Friendship UMC in Friendship, from St. Georges UMC in St. Georges, Delaware

April 25

  • Rev. Kathy Altman, to Brook Hill UMC in Frederick, from Sandy Mount UMC in Finksburg 
  • Rev. Ali DeLeo, to Swarthmore UMC in Eastern Pennsylvania, from associate pastor at National UMC in Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. Elizabeth Jackson appointed to attend school, CPE residency, Wellspan Health in Gettysburg, Pa., from Otterbein UMC in Hagerstown
  • Rev. Andy Peck-McClain, to Montgomery UMC in Damascus, from Washington Grove UMC in Washington Grove

April 11

  • Rev. Joey Heath Mason,  to St Paul’s UMC in Kensington as the associate pastor,  from Campus Ministry at American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Jenn Osterfeld, to Mt. Zion UMC in Lothian as associate pastor
  • Rev. Thomas Young, Jr., to Toms Creek UMC in Emmitsburg, from Friendship UMC in Friendship

April 3

  • Rev. Sherwyn Benjamin, to Christ UMC in Baltimore, from Damascus UMC in Damascus
  • Rev. Michael Bynum, to the new Linthicum Heights/Ferndale Cooperative Parish, from Linthicum Heights UMC as lead pastor
  • Kimberly Jenkins, to the new Linthicum Heights/Ferndale Cooperative Parish as associate pastor
  • Pastor Marvene Young, to Mt. Zion Ark Road UMC in Lothian, from Wesley Chapel UMC in Lothian
  • Pastor Kenneth “Ken” White, to Mt. Hope UMC in Sunderland

March 28

  • Pastor Shirlette Boysaw, to Franklin UMC in Churchton, from associate pastor at the Tri-City Charge 
  • Rev. Alexis Brown, to McKendree Simms Brookland UMC in Washington, D.C., from United Methodist chaplain at Howard University in Washington
  • Rev. Jonathan Brown, to Foundry UMC in Washington as associate pastor and Director of Discipleship.
  • Rev. Karin Walker and Rev. Danny Breidenbaugh, to Mission Central Parish, Extended, on the Baltimore Suburban District, from Mission Central Parish. 

March 21

  • Retired Pastor Lindsey Arnold, to Mount Zion: Berkeley Springs UMC in the Cumberland-Hagerstown District and to Hedgesville UMC in the Frederick District. (Part-time)
  • Pastor Nona Colbert, to Lanham UMC in Lanham, from Mt. Hope UMC in Sunderland
  • Rev. Sam Tryon, to Brookfield/Immanuel Charge in Brandywine, from Bunker Hill UMC in Bunker Hill, W.Va.
  • Rev. John Warren, to St. Matthews UMC in Shady Side, from Lanham UMC (Interim appointment) 

March 14

  • Rev. Andrea Cummings, to Zion UMC in Lexington Park, from First UMC in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Pastor Faye Johnson, to Peters UMC in Dunkirk, from Calvary/St Matthews Rt 6 Charge in LaPlata
  • Rev. Bernardo Lourenco, to West Harford Cooperative Parish in Harford County
  • Rev. Heath Wilson, to Mt Zion UMC in Lothian, from Tom’s Creek UMC in Emmitsburg

March 7

  • Rev. Vaughan Hayden, to Trinity UMC in Salisbury in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference, from Mt. Zion UMC in Lothian
  • Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, to Trinity UMC in Germantown, from St. Paul’s UMC in Kensington
  • Rev. Timothy B. Warner, to Extension Ministry as Director for Faith Relations, Habitat for Humanity, Metro MD, from Mill Creek Parish in Derwood

February 28

  • Rev. Joshua E. Gillen, to Taylorsville UMC in Mount Airy,  from associate pastor at Brook Hill UMC in Frederick

February 21

  • Rev. Will Ed Green, to Silver Spring UMC in Silver Spring, from Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. Twanda Prioleau, to Union UMC in Upper Marlboro, from Christ UMC in Baltimore

 February 14

  • Rev. Scott Bostic, to Simpson-Hamline UMC in Washington D.C., from Bethesda UMC in Bethesda
  • Rev. Dawn Brooks-Tharps, to associate pastor of Bethany UMC in Ellicott City,  from associate pastor of Brook Hill UMC in Frederick 

January 31

  • Rev. Michael Beiber, to Baldwin Memorial UMC in Millersville, from Mt. Zion UMC in Myersville
  • Rev. Mark Gorman, to Calvary UMC in Mount Airy, from West Harford Cooperative Parish in Harford County

January 24

  • Rev. Walter Beaudwin, to St. Andrew's UMC in Edgewater as a settled pastor, from St. Andrew's UMC in Edgewater as interim pastor
  • Rev. Kenneth Moore, to John Wesley UMC in Glen Burnie, from Zion UMC in Lexington Park
  • Rev. Marvin Wamble, to Grace UMC in Fort Washington, from the Tri-City Charge in Southern Anne Arundel County
  • Rev. Kendrick Weaver, to St. Mark UMC in Hanover, from Union UMC in Upper Marlboro

January 1, 2022

  • Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach, to Mill Creek Parish UMC in Derwood, from John Wesley UMC in Baltimore (Effective Jan. 1)
  • Rev. Kevin Slayton, to Northwood-Appold UMC in Baltimore, from Lanham UMC in Lanham (Effective Jan. 1)

Clergy retirees

William D. "Chip" Aldridge, Jr. 
Cheryl Anderson
David A. Coakley
S. Jerry Colbert
Vernona Colbert
Vicki Cubbage
Lena Marie Dennis
Sarah B. Dorrance
Sharon Gibson
Eric King
Brenda Lewis
Marilyn Lewis
William Maisch
Sonja Penny
Patricia K. Robinson
John Rudisill
Patricia Sebring
Rodney T. Smothers
Yvonne Mercer-Staten
Philip Tocknell
Eileen Washington
Herbert W. Watson, Jr.