2019 Appointments

After deep prayer and consultation with the Cabinet, Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling has made the following appointments. Unless otherwise noted, all appointments take effect on July 1, 2019.

April 15

  • Rev. Selena Johnson, to Mt. Zion UMC in Georgetown, from Oak Chapel UMC in Silver Spring
  • Pastor Katy Mossburg, to Lewistown UM in Lewistown
  • Rev. Sherri Wood-Powe, to Oak Chapel UMC in Silver Spring, from University UMC in College Park
  • Rev. John Wunderlich, to superintendent of Cumberland-Hagerstown District, from First Saints Community UMC in Leonardtown (Read a story about his appointment)

APril 8

  • Rev. Johnsie Cogman, to the Washington East District as superintendent, from Mt. Zion UMC in Georgetown (Read a story about her appointment) 
  • Pastor Al Deal, to the Big Pool charge: Mt Carmel and Parkhead UMCs, from Salem UMC in Keedysville
  • Rev. Rebecca Iannicelli, to the Annapolis District as superintendent, from superintendent of the Washington East District
  • Pastor Narae Kim, to the associate position at LaVale UMC in LaVale
  • Pastor Isaiah Redd, to Mt. Zion and Emmarts UMC in Baltimore, from Emmarts UMC in Baltimore

April 1

  • Pastor John Lewis, to Inwood and Marvin Chapel in W.Va., from Leetown and Marvin Chapel charge in W.Va. (Part-time appointment effect 4/1/19)
  • Pastor Debbie Mooney, to Leetown UMC in Leetown, W.Va. (Part-time appointment effective 4/1/19)
  • Rev. Steve Cochran to Ferndale UMC 
  • Pastor Christopher Broadwell to Eastport UMC from Cape St. Claire UMC

March 25

  • Debbie Burgio, a provisional deacon, is appointed to the extension ministry at Winter Grace. 
  • Rev. Carol Pazdersky to Camp Chapel UMC in Perry Hall from St. Johns - Idlewylde Cooperative Parish in Lutherville and Idlewylde. 
  • Rev. Sonia King to Brooklyn Community UMC, Brooklyn from St. Mark’s UMC in Laurel.
  • Rev. Shari McCourt to St. Paul’s: New Windsor and Johnsville UMC: Johnsville, from  Westminster UMC Associate Pastor.

March 18

  • Pastor Dong Eun ( Vivian) Lee, to Glyndon UMC in Glyndon
  • Rev. Kelly Grimes to Foundry UMC in Washington as Director of Hospitality and Congregational Care (Associate Pastor), from Mt. Zion UMC in Baltimore
  • Pastor Emily Skorupinski, to Lansdowne UMC in Lansdowne from intern at Pasadena UMC

March 11

  • Rev. Laura Norvell, to Faith UMC in Rockville, from Ferndale UMC in Ferndale

March 4

  • Rev. Miguel Balderas, to Liberty Grove UMC in Burtonsville, from Millian Memorial UMC in Rockville
  • Rev. Vaughan Hayden, to Mt. Zion UMC in Lothian, from the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference
  • Rev. Doug Robinson-Johnson, to senior pastor at National UMC in Washington with campuses at Metropolitan, Wesley, and St. Luke’s, from United Parish of Auburndale in the Boston District of the New England Conference

February 25

  • Rev. Elizabeth LeMaster, to Wesley Grove UMC in Harmon, from Wesley Freedom UMC
  • Rev. Evan Young, to Extension Ministries with Discipleship Ministries, from superintendent of Annapolis District (effective April 12)
  • Pastor Jeffrey Zalatoris to Harmony UMC in Marlowe, W.Va., from Lewistown UMC in Lewistown

February 18

  • Rev. Mark Gorman, to the newly created West Harford Cooperative Parish in Harford County (Centre, Ebenezer, and William Watters UMCs), from Centre UMC in Forest Hill  
  • Rev. David Jacobson, to Catonsville UMC in Catonsville, from Lansdowne UMC in Lansdowne

February 11

  • Rev. Malcolm Frazier, appointed to Extension Ministry as Director of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, from Director of Hospitality and Care at Foundry UMC in Washington (effective Feb. 18, 2019)
  • Rev. Michelle Mejia, to University UMC in College Park, from Eastport UMC in Annapolis

February 4

  • Rev. Terri Cofiell, to Epworth UMC in Cockeysville, from Harmony UMC in Marlowe, W.Va.

January 28

  • Rev. Marion Easterling, to Locust UMC in Columbia, from Wesley Grove UMC in Hanover
  • Rev. Kenneth “Ken” J. Fizer Jr., to Thurmont UMC in Thurmont, from Ebenezer and William Watters UMCs in Fallston

January 22

  • Rev. Dawn Stewart, to Covenant UMC in Montgomery Village, from Glyndon UMC in Glyndon

2019 Retirees

  • Kay Albury
  • Kimberly A. Brown-Whale
  • Richard E. Brown-Whale
  • Steven T. Cochran
  • George E. Hackey, Jr.
  • Robert H. Hunter, III
  • Guy W. Hutchison (February 1, 2019)
  • Conrad O. Link
  • Pamela J. Marsh
  • Martha J. Maxham
  • Denise M. Yepsen Millett
  • Jeffrey A. Paulson
  • Arthe Phillips
  • Sandra E. Smith
  • Ian Grant Spong
  • Wilhelmina Street (Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Bruce C. Thompson
  • Mark R. Waddell
  • Jane E. Wood