2020 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, 2020.

Aug. 3
  • Rev. David Deans, to Glenelg UMC in Glenelg, from Oakdale Emory UMC in Olney
July 27
  • Rev. Angela Wells, pastor of Silver Spring UMC, to begin medical leave effective Sept. 1
  • Rev. Roy Alexander “Alex” Tracy, appointed to Silver Spring UMC effective Sept. 1, from South Georgia Annual Conference.
July 6
  • Keith White, to Smith Chapel UMC in Pisgah (effective Aug. 1)
June 29
  • Len Horst, to Potomac Charge of Parkhead/Mt. Carmel UMCs in Big Pool
  • Randy Truesdale, to Mount Zion UMC: Ark Road in Lothian
June 22
  • Rev. Rudolph M. Bropleh, supervising Elder, to Asbury UMC in Shepherdstown, in partnership with Oakland UMC in Charles Town, W.Va.
  • Rev. R. Lorraine Brown, to Simpson UMC in Mt. Airy
  • Rev. Curtis King (retired), to Essex UMC in Essex, from St. James Memorial UMC in Baltimore
  • Pastor Terry McCain, to Hopkins/Mt. Gregory Charge in Highland
  • Kathleen Snyder, to Solley UMC in Pasadena
June 15
  • Pastor Bill Ball, to Pikeside UMC and Arden UMC ministry partnership, Berkeley County, W.Va
  • Rev.  Sandra Demby, to Piney Grove UMC in White Marsh
  • Pastor Shelley Hawkins, to Mt. Winans UMC Baltimore
  • Rev. Emmanuel Johnson, to St. Luke UMC in Reisterstown
  • Pastor Suzanne Jones, to Benevola UMC in Boonsboro
  • Donald McCallister, assigned to Memorial UMC in Summit Point, W.Va.
  • Pastor Katy Mossburg, to Lewistown UMC and Catoctin UMCs in Frederick
  • Pastor Kenneth Will Newton,  to St. Paul UMC in Laytonsville
  • Minister Johnnie Randolph, to Mount Zion UMC in Pasadena
  • Pastor Mary Robinson to St. John’s UMC in Baltimore, from Essex UMC in Essex
  • Shane Steckman, to Sideling Hill Charge in Orleans
  • Pastor Eileen Washington, to Piney Grove-Mt. Gilead Charge in Reisterstown
June 8
  • Rev. Hal Atkins, to Melvin/Fairview Avenue Charge in Cumberland
  • Rev. Helen Ballew, to Grace UMC in Gaithersburg

  • Rev. Rodney Hudson, to senior pastor of the Resurrection West Cooperative Parish (Ames Memorial, Metropolitan, and St. James Memorial UMCs in Baltimore), from Ames UMC in Baltimore
  • Pastor Anissa Johnson, to part-time associate pastor of the Resurrection West Cooperative Parish (Ames Memorial, Metropolitan, and St. James Memorial UMCs in Baltimore), from the Piney Grove-Mt. Gilead Charge in Reisterstown
  • Pastor Daniel Kutrick, to Cowenton and Graceland UMCs in Baltimore County, from Graceland UMC in Baltimore County

 June 2
  • Pastor William Ball, to Arden and Pikeside UMC's partnership in West Virginia
  • Rev. Rachel Cornwell, to Dumbarton UMC in Georgetown, from Extension Ministry
  • Rev. Gerald Gautcher, to North Carroll Cooperative Parish (Extended) on the Baltimore Suburban District, from Deer Park UMC in Reisterstown
  • Pastor Jeffery Postell, to the South County Charge in Anne Arundel County, from Solley UMC in Pasadena
  • Pastor Joshua Rider, to First UMC in Berkeley Springs, from Sideling Hill Charge in Orleans
  • Pastor Ben Rigsby, to the Messiah-Severn-Delmont Charge in Severn
  • Rev. John Rudolph, to North Carroll Cooperative Parish (Extended) on the Baltimore Suburban District, from the North Carroll Cooperative Parish in Hampstead
  • Rev. Melissa Rudolph, to North Carroll Cooperative Parish (Extended) on the Baltimore Suburban District, from the North Carroll Cooperative Parish in Hampstead
 May 25
  • Rev. Nick Bufano, to West Towson Cooperative Parish in Baltimore, from St. John’s-Idlewylde Cooperative Parish in Baltimore
  • Pastor Christine Kumar, to assistant pastor of Discipleship at Towson UMC in Towson, from Cowenton and Piney Grove UMCs in White Marsh
  • Faye Johnson, to the Indian Head-Shiloh-Chicamuxen Charge
  • Rev. Loretta Johnson, to Calvary UMC in Waldorf, from Jones Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C.
  • Pastor Rachel Livingston, to Cheltenham UMC in Cheltenham
  • Donald McCallister, to Memorial UMC in Summit Point, W.Va.
  • Patricia Robinson, to Taylorsville UMC in Taylorsville
  • Becki Wessinger, to Hancock UMC in Hancock
  • Brent Wiles, to Calvary UMC in Ridgeley, W.Va.
May 18
  • Pastor Cindy Banks, to the Indian Head-Shiloh-Chicamuxen Charge in Indian Head/Bryans Road, from Indian Head-Shiloh Charge in Indian Head
  • Rev. Kathy Lossau, to BWC Coordinator of Deaf Ministries Strategy and Development and Magothy Church of the Deaf in Pasadena, from Severn-Delmont Charge in Severn 
  • Rev. Tony Love, returning to serve as Assistant to the Bishop, from interim pastor of Wesley Freedom UMC in Eldersburg
  • Pastor Joshua Rider, to First UMC in Berkeley Springs, from Sideling Hill Charge in Orleans
May 11
  • Rev. Jeff Childs, to Bolivar and Engle Charge in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
  • Rev. C. Anthony Hunt, to Epworth Chapel UMC, Senior Pastor of the Beloved Community Cooperative Parish in Baltimore, from Epworth Chapel UMC in Baltimore
  • Pastor Warren Savage, to Sharp Street Memorial UMC of the Beloved Community Cooperative Parish in Baltimore
  • Rev. Mary Kay Totty, to Seward UMC in Seward, Nebraska, from Dumbarton UMC in Washington, D.C.
  • Pastor Terri William, to Martin Luther King Memorial UMC and Epworth Chapel UMC of the Beloved Community Cooperative Parish in Baltimore, from Epworth Chapel UMC in Baltimore  
April 20
  • Rev. Douglas Hoffman, to John Wesley UMC in Hagerstown, from First UMC in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
  • Rev. Rob Walker, to the Monrovia Charge of Mountain View and Pleasant Grove UMCs, from Mt. Zion UMC in Pasadena
April 13
  • Pastor Michael Carrington, to Eastern UMC in Baltimore, from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial UMC in Gwynn Oak
  • Rev. Jean Lee, to Back River UMC in Essex, from St. Paul UMC in Laytonsville
  • Rev. Tiffany Patterson, to Sykesville Charge of St. Paul and Gaither UMCs as the associate pastor, from Presbury-Cranberry Cooperative Parish in Edgewood
  • Rev. Melaina Trice, to Glen Mar UMC in Ellicott City as associate pastor
 March 30
  • Rev. Myung-Ha Baek, to St. Paul UMC in Lusby, from Monrovia Charge in Damascus  
  • Rev. Thomas J. Blake, to Mt. Carmel – New Market Charge in Frederick, from Eastern UMC in Baltimore
  • Rev. Alice Ford, to Northville UMC in the Michigan Annual Conference, from Glenelg UMC in Glenelg
  • Rev. Katie Hamilton, to New Hope – Greater Brunswick Charge in Brunswick, from John Wesley UMC in Hagerstown
  • Rev. Dennis Jackman, to Community-Faith Cooperative Parish in Pasadena, from Hedgesville UMC in Hedgesville, W.Va.
  • Rev. Cary James, Jr., to Jones Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C., from Sharp Street Memorial UMC in Baltimore
  • Rev. EunJoung Joo, to Emmanuel UMC in Huntingtown, from Sykesville Charge in Sykesville
  • Rev. Irance Reddix-McCray, to Old Otterbein UMC in Baltimore, from St. John’s UMC in Baltimore
  • Rev. Mark Schaefer, to St. Matthews UMC in Bowie, from Cheltenham UMC
  • Rev. Rodney T. Smothers, to Grace UMC in Fort Washington as a two-year interim
March 9
  • Rev. Katie Bishop, to lead pastor at Middletown UMC in Middletown, from the Greater Brunswick Charge in Brunswick
  • Rev. Jen Eschliman, to Reisterstown UMC in Reisterstown, from associate pastor at Glen Mar UMC in Ellicott City
  • Pastor Joshua Gillen, to associate pastor at Brook Hill UMC in Frederick, from Hancock UMC in Hancock
  • Rev. Jenny Smith, to Wesley Freedom UMC in Eldersburg, from Mt. Carmel UMC in Frederick
  • Rev. Dana Werts, to lead pastor of Brook Hill UMC in Frederick, from interim pastor at Brook Hill UMC
March 2
  • Rev. Daniel Mejia, to Mt. Zion UMC in Highland, from St. Matthew UMC in Bowie
  • Pastor David Norton, to Poplar Springs UMC in Mt. Airy and Jennings Chapel in Mt. Airy
February 24
  • Rev. Mi Ja Cho, to Oxon Hill UMC in Oxon Hill, from Arden UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va.
  • Rev. Sarah Schlieckert, to Pasadena UMC in Pasadena, from Calvary UMC in Waldorf 
  • Rev. Matthew Tate, to Hollywood UMC in Hollywood, from Emmanuel UMC in Huntingtown 
  • Pastor Sam Tryon, to Bunker Hill UMC in Bunker Hill, W.Va; from Bolivar and Engle UMC in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
February 17
  • Rev. Stephanie Roberts White, to Pleasant Hill UMC in Owings Mills (interim appointment: Feb. 1 to June 30, 2020)
  • Rev. Alex Tracy, to Community UMC in Pasadena (interim appointment: Feb. 1 to June 30, 2020
  • Rev. Walter Beaudwin, to Saint Andrews UMC in Annapolis, from Saint Paul UMC in Lusby, as a two-year interim
  •  Rev. Daniel Breidenbaugh, to Mission Central Parish on the Baltimore Suburban District as associate pastor, from Bunker Hill UMC in Bunker Hill, W.Va.  
  • Rev. Emily Hart, to Salem UMC in Brookville, from Christ UMC  and Magothy Church of the Deaf in Baltimore and Pasadena
  • Rev. Jessica Hayden, to Randall Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C., from Old Otterbein UMC in Baltimore
  •  Rev. Braulio Torres, to Grace UMC in Aberdeen, from Calvary UMC in Annapolis 
  •  Rev. Karin Walker, to Mission Central Parish on the Baltimore Suburban District, from Fallston UMC in Fallston 
January 1 
  • Rev. Adam Snell, to Glenn Dale UMC in Glenn Dale, from St. Paul’s UMC in Kensington (effective Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Rev. Herbert Brisbon, to Dillard University Chaplain, from Cheltenham UMC in Cheltenham (effective Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Rev. Mark Schaefer, to Cheltenham UMC in Cheltenham (effective Dec. 25, 2019)
  • Rev. Patricia Allen, to St. Paul’s UMC in Kensington, from Oxon Hill UMC in Oxon Hill (effective Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Rev. Ali DeLeo, to National UMC associate in Washington, DC, from Community UMC in Pasadena (effective Feb. 1, 2020)
  • Rev. Cindy Caldwell, to First Saints Associate in Leonardtown, from Benevola UMC in Boonsboro (effective Jan. 1, 2020
2020 Retirees
Effective July 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted:


Rev. Lee Brewer
Rev. Robert Clipp
Rev. Robert Cook
Pastor Dennis Deboy (11/1/19)
Rev. William Thomas Green
Pastor Bernard Harris
Rev. Brian Jackson
Rev. Loretta Johnson
Rev. Curtis King
Rev. Mark Lancaster (8/1/19)
Rev. Lauren H. Lay (10/3/19)
Rev. Alhassan Macaulay
Rev. Vivian McCarthy
Rev. Donna Nelson
Pastor Robert “Terry” Orrence
Rev. Paul Papp
Rev. Vicky Starnes (1/1/20)
Rev. Gary Sheffield-James
Rev. Sue Shorb-Sterling
Rev. Frances Stewart (8/1/19)
Rev. Robert E. Slade
Rev. David E. Thayer
Rev. Rebecca Wright