March 30, 2015

Bishop Robert Schnase has announced the appointment of Rev. Cindy Buhman to serve as District Superintendent of the Northwest District “Rev. Buhman has offered excellent pastoral leadership in the Northwest District, knows the churches, loves ministry, and has earned the respect and support of her clergy peers through her work as a mentor and her service on the Board of Ordained Ministry and the District Committee on Ministry. Savannah United Methodist Church has grown by more than 50% in attendance during the five years of her leadership, and Cindy successfully led the relocation of First UMC, Bethany, before that. Cindy will be an asset to the cabinet and to the District, and I look forward to working with her.”

Rev. Steve Cox, current District Superintendent, announced his plans to retire after more than forty years of ministry. “Steve has done excellent work as a pastor, a conference director, and a District Superintendent. His thoughtful analysis, good humor, and keen insight into the dynamics of churches will be missed on the cabinet. He has been instrumental in merging the former Pony Express and Heartland North Districts.”