Her cross-cultural experiences have been formative in ministry, embodying the beauty in diversity and the harmony in differences. Mark has served churches in Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Jersey City, and Hoboken, NJ. Yoseb Jeon is a relational pastor who is eager to see Gods abundant grace and love in our daily living. He also enjoys various types of art, including painting, music, photography, and going to museums. John has an M.Div. Blair has a background in the performing arts and is also a landscape artist. He believes that the renewal of the Church in the Wesleyan tradition is to be found in recovering the beliefs and practices of the early Methodists: searching the Scriptures, understanding the basics and exploring the richness of the Christian faith (especially through Christian Believer study groups), following the General Rules, participating in small groups, and singing and meditating upon the rich hymnody of John and Charles Wesley. She also served for 5 years as a chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and 6 years as a staff consultant for Ministry Architects. Iraida is a Certified Spiritual Director, a Lewis Community Leadership Fellow, and a Spiritual Inventory Certified Practitioner. Appointment changes announced since the adjournment of the 2022 Arkansas Annual Conference (bold indicates new listings): Appointments take effect July 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted. He has passion for growing stewardship, working with congregations on models for vital ministry, and coaching. 700 Waterfield Ridge Place. Upon accepting her call to ministry, Ronell attended Princeton Theological Seminary where she focused on practical theology. Greenock is a casual, friendly and caring church. God has graciously worked in Joes life to redeem, call, and equip him for ministry in GNJ. The son of a United Methodist pastor, Eric has been nurtured in the rhythms, practices, and priorities of the churchs ministry throughout his life. So, it is written in the book of life that Charlie was prepared to share his life with the lives of fellow servants of the Lord, and his neighbors in Christ UMC of Jersey City. Alans passions for the church include dynamic worship, nurturing Bible Studies in small groups, developing leadership (especially with youth and young adults), effective evangelism, world missions, and vital service of Christ and His church through Spirit-gifted ministry. From these disciplines meant to enrich the heart and mind of the Christian disciple, God empowers those disciples to reach out in reflecting Jesus light of hope and love to the individuals and the community that surrounds them. She received her Master of Divinity From Drew Theological Seminary. Names in all capital letters indicate new appointments. Together they have 3 children, Aria and newborn twins: Tre (William III) and Wesley! Linda previously served with the wonderful members of First Toms River and Cedar Grove, Toms River UMC. They have three children, and eight grandchildren. Wils ministry began in Fargo, ND, serving as a US-2 missionary with Global Ministries from 2011-13. Deb Epley, currently pastor at Lester's Chapel in Columbiana, will become pastor of Talladega First United Methodist Church. Kate Hillis is an ordained elder and has served as lead pastor of UMC Madison, Hopewell UMC and Lumberton UMC, and as the Childrens pastor at Kingston UMC. Both of her parents are retired UMC Elders. Thirty of these thirty-three appointment years have been served in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference. Rev. Patrick has had rich and meaningful multi-cultural experiences from his time as a student at Africa University to presently working for Drew Universitys Center for Civic Engagement. He is married to Radeyah Terrell and is the proud father of 5 beautiful children Kyla, Yohan, Ralph, Preston, and Ronald. United States. He has been blessed to serve at Trinity in Spotswood (1999-2010) and Jackson Church (2010-present). He enjoys singing, listening to music and sports, especially table tennis and soccer. Sean Seokman Park has been serving Korean Community Church of New Jersey as an associate pastor for about eight years. He graduated from Seton Hall with a B.A. Lark considers everyone as her neighbor. He received his B.A. Date Announced: October 2, 2022. in 2017. She enjoys bringing people together in fellowship, journeying with people in their faith walk and helpingpeople grow into what God has called them. Tiffany began serving in the Church when she was just fourteen as a worship leader. These appointments will be effective July 1. Robyn has been bringing Gods Word to Gods people for over 35 years through worship, youth, kids ministry and teaching Sunday School. Melissa Rynders, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Carlo Rapanut intends to appoint Rev. She was raised in New York City. Jessica is the proud mother of two amazing children, Alyssa and Kristie. 2023 Appointments | United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey Appointments 2023 Appointments February 26, 2023 Brian Robinson has been appointed to First UMC - Millville Brian Robinson is a life-long New Jersey resident. 2017 . from Claremont School of Theology, and an STM from Drew Theological School. Byungil (B-Young-il ) who was ordained as an elder at the GNJ in 2011, has served at Alloway & Canton UMC in Salem County, and Morganville UMC in Monmouth County. Garner, NC 27529. Although Fairview and Nebo have always been small in numbers, their strength is in their commitment to God and the communities they serve. Worship shifted to online during the pandemic, and that has continued even as in-person worship has returned. Personal interests include music, sports, reading and spending time with grandkids. This is his second appointment on the Washington District. The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a worldwide mainline Protestant . He retired in 2020. Javier has served for seven years in Puerto Rico and four years at GNJ. John has a passion for youth and young adult ministries and for making disciple-makers. Allen R. Hoke was born and raised in Mt. Suzanne Katschke and the Rev. She and her husband Dave have a grown son and daughter. She feels finding new ways to share Jesus is her calling, because there is a lost world searching for something and God wants every Christian to do his or her part to bring them the truth of Jesus through the Word of God! Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (1988); a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (1991); and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey (2001). Kendra was an ordained elder in full connection at the 2021 annual conference. The Vacation Bible School is always a big hit with the children in the church and community, and our Peach Social and specialty fundraiser dinners are a community highlight. William D. Carter, III is a transformational leader and has served as lead pastor of Pemberton UMC, one of three of the oldest United Methodist Churches in the country, since 2017. Zachary Taylor has served as pastor of New Hope Penns Grove since 2018. She served as a short-term missionary in Papua, New Guinea before returning to the States to work in different secular positions. His education is from Lycoming, Gordon Conwell, United, and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation Leadership Academy. His family consists of his beloved wife Diana and their children David and Gabriela. Since 2017, he has been serving Bountiful UMC of Martinsville. Crayon packets are available with the ushers for the children. He has been blessed with wonderful congregations that helped him grow as a pastor and a person. from Drew Theological School. 178 years later Dutilh UMC is a vibrant congregation seeking to make disciples of Jesus Christ who love God, love others, and love to serve. Since moving to PA he has lived his entire life within the rolling hills of the Western Pennsylvania Conference in DuBois and was raised in the UMC. He has served as Chair of the National Plan for Hispanic-Latino Ministries and member of the Cultural Competence Task Force, Raritan Valley District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Raritan Valley District Poverty Task Force, and Justice For Our Neighbors. Richard and Paula have been married for 40 years. Blair is an ordained elder with an M. Div. He obtained a master of social work from Monmouth University. Rev. Prior to his appointment at Williamstown, he servedSt. Johns United Methodist Church in Turnersville for 10 years as the Youth Director and Associate Pastor. They are humbled that God would use them to equip spiritual leaders in Western Pennsylvania and in the world. She is currently serving at Christ UMC. He holds a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School, a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, and is currently completing post-graduate studies in pastoral care and counseling at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. Marissa is passionate about mission and helping congregations connect with their communities. He enjoys pickleball, kayaking, and exercise. A. He has 3 beautiful children, an excellent partner in ministry- his wife Jennifer, 2 cats, and a dog. Rev. But he has fought that sense of calling, not knowing what such a calling would mean or require. Wil received his B.A. Born in Korea and raised in New Jersey, Charlie had taken his first steps as a full Korean-American in the streets of Jersey City when his family emigrated from Korea in 1987. In 2020, she was commissioned as a Provisional Elder. Wil is married to Ashley Wilson, a US-2 alum and Candler graduate. in Liberal Arts from SUNY, Old Westbury. He is married to Minju Gu, and has three children: an 11-year-old girl, Soyoon, an 8-year boy, Joowon, and a 5-year-old girl, Hayoon. Leslie was born at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Western Ohio and she grew up in Exmouth, Western Australia. Eight recovery groups use the church building during the week. Eric spent his childhood and youth in three western Pennsylvania towns (Washington, Grove City, and Indiana) and graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School in 1984. Sammy Arroyo recently served as senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Hightstown. In both appointments, he was privileged to witness Gods power at work through the leaders and members of those churches to transform lives, making disciples of Jesus Christ. Ninabeth Metcalf is an ordained elder in the UMC. He also has long been engaged in interfaith-dialog with Jews and Muslims. Prior to ministry, John had thirty years experience in management, specializing in training, facility management, and conflict resolution. Tiffany loves to spend time with family and friends in her free time and also enjoys all forms of arts and entertainment. Since then, Penns Woods church has joined with Christ to continue their mission ofKnowing Christ and making Him known.. As a pastor, Bo hopes to use dentistry as a tool to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, share Gods love, and serve the neighbors in need. Andi and her soon-to-be husband are excited to step into a new season of marriage and ministry together! He graduated with a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College. Ronell loves watching Korean dramas, drawing, painting, travel, and eating chicken wings. New Appointments: Ralph is a child of God. He is currently a Drew Theological Seminary MDiv student and a Bi-Vocational Pastor working at the local church in multicultural settings. Sung Chun Ahn was born and raised in South Korea in the Korean Methodist tradition. She has been teaching the Old Testament in different seminaries including WTS, Moravian Theological Seminary and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She is also very passionate about writing and has spent the last four years teaching writing and research at Princeton University. Croyle: Mt. She also graduated from Clarion University of PA with a BS in elementary education and a MS in special education. Evan Dodge is an ordained Elder in Full Connection in the Greater New Jersey Conference. He enjoys music, especially playing the piano, guitar and drum, and sports. Nicole Oh was born in Seoul, Korea, and moved to Michigan in her teen years when she also met Christ. Eli has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technologies and holds a masters degree in Environmental Health. He was raised in South Korea and earned a BS from Seoul National University, a M.Th. Wayne moved to the United States in 1977 from Jamaica. from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ. The preschool continues to enjoy a season of stability and improvement. in Secondary Education and History from Rowan University, and M.Div. He is currently serving at St. Pauls UMC in Paulsboro. Sung Chun has a passion for worship, small group, community outreach, and mission. OE Names in all capital letters indicate new appointments. Debbe graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary COS. She is passionate about ministries that connect the community with God by meeting people where they are in life. 800-849-4433 (Toll-Free) 919-773-2308 (Fax) NC Conference of. Most recently, he completed a certificate program at Cornell University in Diversity & Inclusion. HyunHui Kim was born, raised, and educated in South Korea. Gary Capen as Associate Pastor, less than full-time, at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Gold Canyon, AZ, effective February 1, 2023, per 346.1 and 357.6 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of . He moved with his family to NJ in 2012 and started a new Hispanic congregation from scratch in Bound Brook UMC and later was appointed the Senior Pastor of the church. This has become a church that continues to grow by achieving harmony between the English-speaking and Korean-language congregations. She has served at Christ UMC in Piscataway for the past four years. Tiffany is married to her supportive husband Joe, and together they have one son, Isaiah Matthew. Elis pastoral journey has helped him cultivate traditional and contemporary worship experiences, as well as a variety of church ministries. He has been serving as a Hospice Chaplain as well as in several churches as a Licensed Local Pastor. In her downtime, she loves hiking, running, cooking, and spending time with her partner and family. OUR MISSION IS HELPING PEOPLE FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO GOD . Serving both churches in these times will be a challenge, but with prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, much will be accomplished to the glory of God. Her research focuses on faith formation in households and the intersections of spirituality and well-being. Her heart for mission has led her to serve with A Future with Hope and the Skainos Project in Belfast. Kay and her husband Edvard are the proud parents of four children, and their beloved Pekehund, Sulli. James is passionateabout creative worship, student ministries and the discipleship of new believers. Looking for a staff member? Dr. Joy Arroyo grew up in Michigan in the Wesleyan tradition. Sunghyuk Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and spent his elementary years in La Palma, California. He is an alumnus of Princeton Theological Seminary, where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree. He believes people are important because for them Jesus came, died, and was raised. He attended St. Francis University in Loretto, PA after attending high school. Other hobbies of Schuylers include cooking, baking, and most importantly singing. She has grown ministries wherever she has served. Chris and Jill have 1 daughter, Andi Jane and one son, Casey Scott. While serving in youth ministry in Coraopolis, Richard experienced a clear sense of calling to vocational ministry. He also discovered his true passion for worship, a heart for missionary work, and social justice in a diversified setting. Retired Elder Bruce, agraduate of Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary, was ordained in 1976 as a deacon and an elder in 1979. Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon is a faith community in Westmoreland County, serving North Huntingdon, McKeesport, White Oak, Coulter and Penns Woods. Alan S. Darby is a South Jersey native, born in Ocean City and raised in Haddon Heights. Bud Fickley was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA where he graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School. Find the 2021 Clergy Move Schedule at " Clergy Move Day 2021 ." Nicole loves playing tennis, gardening in the summer, and cooking for people. She is also experienced in ministry with children, youth, and young adults. He graduated from Karns City High School and earned a BA in Journalism from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. EXTENSION & OTHER APPOINTMENTS for Church Revitalize. He is married to Pastor Jacki Pillot, pastor of Trinity UMC, Merchantville where they live with their two toddlers. Appointment or Charge Name Clergy/Pastor Name Status Appt Years Coastal District Superintendent David W. Thompson FE 5 Akin Memorial UMC Richard E. Turner RE 8 Ephesians 4:11-12 has framed his calling: to equip the saints to do the work of ministry. Savannah United Methodist Church began as a small group meeting in homes back in 1820. Onay served as a pastor in the Methodist Church in Cuba for 12 years and was ordained as an Elder there in 2009. He currently serves on the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. The United Methodist Church. In her free time, Ronell lovesto travel, garden, draw/paint, and follow all things Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe. Appointment Changes - Susquehanna Conference 2023 - 2024 Appointment Changes It is the intention of Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Bishop Sandra L. Steiner Ball to set these appointments as of July 1, 2023* (*other effective date as noted) As of February 27, 2023 Pastor Gary D. Allshouse from Gatchelville-Crossroads, York to Paxton, Harrisburg She leads by example, whilst empowering others to grow and develop the skills necessary to be strong leaders. Linda received her MDiv. Previously, he served with distinction churches of various sizes, ranging from small membership churches to large membership churches with multi-staff. Susan E. Hitts From: Northern Waters District Harbor Springs UMC He graduated from Drew University with an M.Div. Ivelisses first career was financial analysis. Chamberlain was previously. At the age of 12, Andrew powerfully experienced the Holy Spirits transforming grace, as he received Jesus into his heart at Jumonville Camp. The beautiful Richardsonian inspired building was completed in 1902. Since then, she has served many wonderful churches throughout Hunterdon County. from Drew Theological School. Janice McCrostie has served as the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Denville Community Church for the last seven years. in Religious Education from New York Theological Seminary. the bishop may appoint a "local pastor" to serve the pastoral appointment. Brian earned his M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary, an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management, and a BA from Colgate University. Ninabeth is married to Ken and they have three adult children, a cat, and two Golden Retrievers. United Methodist pastors are sent, not called or hired. Jung Ung Moon is a church planter, great preacher, spiritual leader and church developer. Joshua and his wife, Songbee, are also pursuing their MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In her spare time, she is a quilter and a reader of mysteries. Byungil has been married for 23 years to his wife Hyenjung Moon, and has two children, Jane and Chloe, both are college students. Bishop Delores J. Williamston and the members of the Appointive Cabinet are in the process of making appointments for the 2023-24 conference year. After more than 30 years in public education, recently retiring as a school principal, he answered the call to ministry. He has faithfully served at Tuckerton UMC, West Creek and Brookville UMCs, and Ballard UMC. Gwiseok Lee was born and raised in South Korea. As a native of South Korea, Michelle has served as the pastor of the First UMC of Ridgefield Park, in Ridgefield Park, NJ for 17 years. at Wesley Theological Seminary in DC and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at Drew University. Cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments are made as a creative response to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the church and in its leadership. A womens group continues to thrive. The congregation of Christ Church NYC is driven by the desire to impact the city of New York with its ministry and to recontextualize a Christ-honoring and distinctively Wesleyan spirituality for a postmodern, post-pandemic, and increasingly skeptical culture. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2023. Brad Chamberlain as Pastor of Magnolia United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington beginning July 1, 2020. Rev. January Announcements. He holds degrees in Biblical languages as well as pastoral-theological studies and, as a pastor-teacher, seeks to unite intellectual insight and Christian faith so that both believers and doubters, illumined by the Holy Spirit, are enabled to grasp with heart and mind the life-changing truth of the good-news of Jesus. in English from Rutgers University. Presently, he serves as Circuit Leader in the Central District, Journey of Hope Team, and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. He came to the U.S in 2006 and served First Korean UMC in Cherry Hill for 9 years as an associate pastor, 4 years part-time, and 5 years full-time. Denise was instrumental as part of a church-plant and a church revitalization effort. In his spare time, he enjoys being crafty, sewing, knitting, painting, and reading. Brandon is passionate about making disciples, growing disciples, developing vital congregations, empowering lay leadership, next gen ministry, and mission-driven social witness and engagement. The churchs core values are as follows: worship that glorifies God with its beauty and integrity; hospitality that reflects the transforming love of Jesus; diversity that bears witness to the expansiveness of Gods reign; and the making of disciples who are committed to the priorities of Jesus and shaped by the narrative of his life, death, and resurrection. Mary Jo Gould has lived in the town of Beaver most of her life. She has served in various ministries from Pre-K to adult groups, most recently with West Grove UMC in Neptune and Old Frist UMC in West Long Branch. Presently Ronell is a part of the Metro Highlands Regional Team working to develop clergy and congregations in that region and overseeing A Journey of Hope to end the sin of racism for GNJ. She has a passion of inviting others to a deeper relationship with God and bringing diverse people together to carry out the work of Christ in the community. Under Alices ministry they have come to value personal relationships, biblical preaching and community ministry. Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has served in local church ministry for 21 years in a variety of roles. Pictorial Directory Clergy: You may make changes online to your address and phone numbers by visiting https://unity.vaumc.org/ and use your EVC Username and Password to access. Prior to answering her call, Janice worked in theatre, receiving a Bachelor of the Arts from West Virginia Wesleyan College and an MLitt in Play Writing from the University of Glasgow. OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH . Rev. CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE of The United Methodist Church. Sanggeun is passionate about how to grow spiritually in the works of the Holy Spirit and to live out Jesus-Centered life daily. She is passionate about the living word of God in scripture and believes we can make it relevant to our present lives. He enjoys family, friends, and sports but most of all he enjoys seeing and participating in the move of the Holy Spirit. Nebo and Fairview United Methodist churches are both small membership congregations in rural Greene County. Kay has served on several boards: the Connectional Table, Ethnic Local Church Concerns, Palisades District Poverty Task, and is a circuit elder. SERVICES. Clifford has served in many roles within the United Methodist Church; President of the Board of Trustees, President of the Nehemiah Project, and currently serves as the vice chair on the conference Council of Finance and Administration. Gina Kim has served in full-time ministry for over 24 years, as a youth pastor, associate pastor, senior pastor and district superintendent for the United Methodists of Greater New Jersey. from Boston University School of Theology. Projected Appointments 2021. 11:03 AM on Jun 3, 2022 CDT. Richard and his wife, Paula, began teaching Childrens Bible Studies to neighborhood children, helping many of them to know the love and saving grace of Jesus. In 2010, he began teaching public school andserved in Youth Ministry for St. Andrew UMC. Ivelisse has 2 sons, an additional son and daughter, and a 3-year-old grandchild. GREENBRIER DISTRICT The Rev. Tony is reimagining worship with a focus on multiplying small groups, virtual ministries, and community outreach. P.O. Local Pastor Licensing School; Mentoring; Safe Gatherings; . After answering a call to ministry, Tony studied philosophy at Spring Arbor University and led student worship at the Jackson Interfaith Homeless Shelter. She received her Bachelor of Theology from Methodist Theological University in Seoul, her Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School, and is currently studying a Master of Arts in Religion at Drew. He is also blessed to be the husband of Lins Rosado, his beloved Lina. Iraida earned an M. Div. She was introduced to the church and to the UMC while attending Indiana Grace UMC as a college student. She previouslyserved as the Lead Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Piscataway, NJ. Together, Nebo and Fairview are joyfully serving the Lord in hopes of changing lives with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Charlie received his B.A. and M.A. She knew she would not always stay in the classroom, but she anticipated she would remain in education, probably moving to administration. They have two adult children, Alyson and Nathan. In her spare time she loves being with her family and friends, she enjoys getting out in nature and enjoying Gods beauty around her. He has served Belvidere UMC, Broadway UMC, Port Colden UMC, and McCrea Memorial UMC in Port Murray. Jim is a retired elder of the Eastern PA Conference. Previously, he served as the pastor at Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Fairmount United Methodist Church. The Norrisville United Methodist Church is a vital small membership congregation in the rural village of Norrisville in Crawford County. Ronell Howard will be the new District Superintendent starting January 1, 2023, for the Central District which covers from Trenton, New Jersey to the Jersey Shore. William is a doctoral student in the Penn Chief Learning Officer Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The Holy Spirit has bestowed Sharon with the spiritual gifts of faith, teaching/preaching and leadership. She currently serves on the Central district DCOM and as a member of the Board of Directors of United Methodist Communities and has previously served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and as chair of the Order of Elders. Linda J. Stephan From: Northern Waters District Traverse City Central UMC (Associate Pastor) To: Western Waters District Traverse City Central UMC (Lead Pastor). Monte is passionate about working with the youth in the community and finds joy in seeing the smiles on their faces as they encounter the Jesus that loves them. She previously served as a childrens pastor and is currently serving as a youth pastor at Olivet UMC. He graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Atmospheric Science and received an M.div from Drew Theological School in 2019. Patrick Labenyimoh was born and raised in Nigeria, in the United Methodist tradition. Joyce attended the Course of Study at Methodist Theological Seminary. She received her bachelors degree from Clemson University and has an MA in Theater History and Criticism from Ohio University and an MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. This page will continue to post appointments as they are announced at the local church level. The United Methodist Church promotes and holds in high esteem the opportunity of an inclusive church ( 4. He is the son of The Rev. The churches of this cooperative ministry Belle Vernon: First; Concord; Dawson: Philip G. Cochran Memorial; Fairview Chapel; Fells; Little Redstone; Monessen; Newell; Perryopolis; Smithton: Winnett; Vanderbilt, and Webster -- serve communities in parts of Fayette and Westmoreland counties. They are two different congregations, but share many similarities.
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