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.

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. Robert Clipp
Rev. Robert Cook
Pastor Dennis Deboy (11/1/19)
Rev. William Thomas Green
Pastor Bernard Harris
Rev. Brian Jackson
Rev. Loretta Johnson
Pastor Joan Ann Jones
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
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