Appointments


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Brad Dush

From: Marvin Chapel UMC
To: Gallatin and Jamesport UMC's
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 05/22/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Chelly Mears

From: Burlington Junction / Wilcox -- Part-Time
To: Helena -- Part-Time
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 05/22/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Scott Kiddle

From: Certified Candidate
To: Union Star -- Part-Time
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 05/22/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Thomas (Tom) Kenneth Evans

From: Elmo / Clearmont
To: Mt. Moriah (Gower) - Part-time
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 05/22/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Mary Avizenis

From: Retirement
To: Leslie/Casco/Champion City - (Part-Time)
From District:
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 05/20/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Angie Bartlett

From: Certified Candidate
To: The Summit
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 05/15/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Sue Lambert

From: Browning/Hasevill/Linneus - Part-Time
To: North Linn County Charge/Evangelical- Part-Time
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 05/15/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Adam Lauman

From: Certified Candidate
To: Church of the Shepherd, Associate Pastor
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 05/14/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

John Ray

From: Retired
To: Olney
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 05/14/2018
Date of Move: 06/15/2018

Fred Luper

From: Onward
To: Onward/Elwood
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 05/13/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Michael Cole

From: Humansville
To: Humansville AND Bolivar (Open Hearts) - associate (part-time)
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 05/13/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Ashley Kirk

From: Associate Pastor, Church of the Shepherd
To: Family Leave
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 05/08/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Tamara Mortenson

From: Certified
To: Chilhowee - (part-time)
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 05/08/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

David Mortenson

From: Certified
To: Wesley Chapel (Kingsville) - (part-time)
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 05/06/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Orlando Gallardo Parra

From: Great Plains Conference
To: Drexel (part-time)
From District:
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 05/06/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Russell Ewell

From: The Village Church of St. Louis
To: Pitts Chapel (Springfield) (part-time)
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 05/06/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Mary Lou Toft

From: First (Mt. Vernon/Miller)
To: Memphis
From District: Southwest
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 05/01/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Michael (Mike) Lee Tipton

From: Gallatin / Jamesport - Part-Time
To: Chillicothe -- Part-Time Associate
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 05/01/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Robert (Bob) Lee Caldwell

From: Helena / Union Star -- Part-Time
To: Stanberry -- Part-Time
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 05/01/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Paula Brookshier

From: First (Union) - Part-Time
To: Cuba
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/30/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Emily Stirewalt

From: Cuba
To: LaMonte/Eldorado
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/29/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Michael Summers

From: St. James
To: St. James/Bourbon
From District: Ozarks
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/29/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Wanda Heidemann

From: St. Luke (Webster County) (part-time)
To: Trinity (Mountain Grove) (part-time)
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 04/29/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Clayton Peak

From: Shiloh
To: Family Leave
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 04/24/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Helen McFarland

From: Vandalia
To: Salisbury/Asbury
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 04/24/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Karen Tutak

From: Wesley/Plattin UMC
To: Mt. Washington
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/24/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Kayla Roe

From: Hillsboro UMC - Part-Time
To: Wesley/Plattin UMC's - Part-Time
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 04/24/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Larry Olson

From: All Faith (Eagle Rock)
To: Mt Olivet, Durham, LaGrange
From District: Southwest
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 04/24/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Vonda Veale

From: Candidacy
To: Goodwill Chapel/Florence
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/24/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Sarah Watson Larsen

From: Leave of Absence
To: Waynesville
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 04/23/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Donna Schofield Dolle

From: New England Conference
To: Grace (Sullivan)
From District:
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/22/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Larry Sorrells

From: Pleasant Grove (Birch Tree) (part-time)
To: Appleton City/Rockville
From District: Ozarks
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/22/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Tracy Carpenter

From: Candidacy
To: Grace (Oak Grove campus) (Part-Time)
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/21/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Arden Ratcliff-Mann

From: Certified
To: Liberty (Director of Children's Ministries)
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 04/17/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Harold Long

From: Mt. Olivet (Taylor)
To: LifeSong
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 04/17/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Leanna van Zandt Nauman

From: Evolution
To: Evolution / Agency
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 04/17/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Paul Smith

From: Memphis UMC
To: Knob Noster
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/17/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Tex Sample

From: Retirement
To: Trinity (Kansas City)
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/17/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Allison Predmore

From: Drexel
To: St Paul - Raymore (Associate)
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/15/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Kelli Braggs

From: North Park (Part-Time)
To: The Gathering (Associate-Part-Time)
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/15/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Matt Riley

From: Lincoln/Hickory Chapel
To: Gray Summit/First Union
From District: Heartland
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/15/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Renae Watt

From: LaMonte/Eldorado
To: Lincoln/Hickory Chapel
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/15/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

David R. Lucas

From: Great Plains Conference
To: Oregon / Forest City
From District:
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 04/10/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Joan DeBoe

From: Missouri
To: Eldon
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 04/10/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Cassie Graham

From: Mt Washington (Independence)
To: Broadway (Plattsburg)
From District: Heartland
To District:
Date Announced: 04/08/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Rhonda Galbraith

From: Wesley (Springfield) - Associate (part-time)
To: Grace (Springfield) (part-time)
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 04/06/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Amy Gearhart

From: Extension Ministry
To: Mountain Sky Area
From District: Heartland
To District:
Date Announced: 04/05/2018
Date of Move: 05/15/2018

Britton Lee Fields

From: Platte Woods (Kansas City) - Associate Part-Time
To: Platte Woods (Kansas City) - Associate, Pastoral Excellence Fellow
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 04/03/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Sheila Bouie-Sledge

From: Salem (Ladue)
To: North Park - Part-Time
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/02/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Amie Littrell

From: Seminary
To: SunRise UMC (Associate) - Congregational Excellence Fellow
From District: Northwest
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Cody James Oshel

From: Stanberry - Part-Time
To: Faith (Kirksville)
From District: Northwest
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 03/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Jim Robinson

From: Keytesville/Dalton Interim 1/2 time
To: Keytesville/Dalton 1/2 time
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/27/2018
Date of Move: 03/26/2018

Jon Clark

From: Seminary
To: Bowling Green Charge
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 03/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Troy Merseal

From: SunRise UMC (Associate Pastor)
To: First Washington
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 03/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Clifford B. Rawley

From: Part-time Local Pastor
To: Retirement
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 03/26/2018
Date of Move: 02/01/2018

Bryan Wendling

From: Knob Noster
To: New McKendree (Jackson)
From District: Heartland
To District: Southeast
Date Announced: 03/25/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Mitch Henson

From: Richland
To: Richland/Dixon
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 03/25/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

R. Patrick Moore

From: Waynesville
To: Extension Ministry
From District: Ozarks
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/25/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Rob Barringer

From: LifeSong
To: SunRise (O'Fallon): Wright City Site
From District: Ozarks
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/25/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Floyd Gudde

From: St. John's (Linn)
To: Elsberry
From District: Mid-State
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/20/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

John Pinkston

From: Bowling Green Charge
To: Marceline
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 03/20/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Marsha West Eichler

From: First (Washington)
To: First (Joplin)
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 03/18/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Melissa Bailey-Kirk

From: Grace (Springfield)
To: Gashland (Kansas City)
From District: Ozarks
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 03/18/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Nicholas Van Dam

From: Trinity (Appleton City) - Rockville
To: Anderson - Stella
From District: Heartland
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 03/18/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Scott Bailey-Kirk

From: Wesley (Springfieild)
To: Platte City
From District: Ozarks
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 03/18/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Stacie L. Stickney Williams

From: Wesley (Springfield) - Executive Pastor
To: Arch (Hannibal)
From District: Ozarks
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 03/13/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Erika Gravely

From: Seminary
To: Asbury (Springfield)
From District: Southwest
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 03/12/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Suzanne Nicholson

From: Missional Strategist
To: Eureka - Executive Pastor
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 03/12/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

David Israel

From: New McKendree (Jackson)
To: Living Word (Wildwood)
From District: Southeast
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 03/11/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

John W. Heyward

From: Retirement
To: Unity (Webster Groves) - Supply Preaching
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 03/06/2018
Date of Move: 03/11/2018

Megan Winget

From: Oregon/Forest City
To: Wesley (Springfield) - Associate
From District: Northwest
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 03/04/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Michael McIntyre

From: Living Word
To: Wesley (Springfield)
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 03/03/2018
Date of Move: 06/17/2018

Benjamin C. Mulford (Ben)

From: Clair/Ebenezer (St. Joseph)
To: Personal Leave of Absence
From District: Northwest
To District:
Date Announced: 02/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Cynthia Marie Buhman (Cindy)

From: Northwest District Superintendent
To: Clair/Ebenezer (St. Joseph)
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 02/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Katherine (Katie) Joan Trinter

From: Platte City
To: Kirkwood
From District: Northwest
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 02/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Kyle G. Butler

From: Gashland (Kansas City)
To: Mt. Zion (St. Louis)
From District: Northwest
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 02/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Steve George

From: Eldon
To: Lamar
From District: Mid-State
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 02/27/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

David Scott

From: Arch
To: St. Luke (St. Louis)
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 02/25/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Roger McKee (RL)

From: Retirement
To: Wheaton
From District: Southwest
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 02/20/2018
Date of Move: 02/11/2018

Paul Garven

From: Elsberry United Methodist Church
To: Retirement
From District: Gateway Regional
To District:
Date Announced: 02/18/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Willis Johnson

From: Wellspring
To: West Ohio Conference
From District: Gateway Central
To District:
Date Announced: 02/18/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Mark Turnbough

From: Lamar UMC
To: Retirement
From District: Southwest
To District:
Date Announced: 02/13/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Doug Kraus

From: Marceline UMC
To: Retirement
From District: Mark Twain
To District:
Date Announced: 02/11/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Keith Janis

From: Mt. Zion (St. Louis)
To: Retirement
From District: Gateway Central
To District:
Date Announced: 02/11/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Sheila Swafford

From: Faith (Kirksville)
To: Retirement
From District: Mark Twain
To District:
Date Announced: 02/11/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Melissa Dodd

From: Asbury (Springfield)
To: Northwest District Superintendent
From District: Ozarks
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 02/06/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Mi Hyeon Lee

From: First (North Kansas City)
To: Mid-State District Superintendent
From District: Northwest
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 01/30/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

Sherry Habben

From: Mid-State District Superintendent
To: Retirement
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 01/23/2018
Date of Move: 07/01/2018

David Bennett

From: Kirkwood
To: Retirement
From District: Gateway Central
To District:
Date Announced: 01/21/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Clayton Smith

From: Church of the Resurrection - Leawood
To: Retirement
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 01/01/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Joel Hendren

From: Prairie Chapel (Bethany) - Part-Time
To: Retirement
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 01/01/2018
Date of Move: 06/30/2018

Jim Quist

From: Keytesville/Dalton
To: Retirement
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 12/31/2017
Date of Move:

Michelle McGhee

From: Christ Community/The Village
To: Christ Community (St. Louis) - Part-Time
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 10/23/2017
Date of Move: 12/31/2017

Ann Mowery

From: St. Luke's (St. Louis)
To: Retirement
From District: Gateway Central
To District:
Date Announced: 10/22/2017
Date of Move: 07/14/2018

Elsie McNeil

From: Lewis Country Faith Parish
To: Retirement
From District: Mark Twain
To District:
Date Announced: 10/18/2017
Date of Move: 10/18/2017

Keith Morgan

From: Retirement
To: Country Club (Kansas City)
From District:
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 10/02/2017
Date of Move: 10/02/2017

Keith Morgan

From: Country Club (Kansas City)
To: Retirement
From District: Heartland
To District:
Date Announced: 10/01/2017
Date of Move: 10/01/2017

Jim Peich

From: Morningstar UMC
To: Manchester UMC - Pastor of Faith Formation
From District:
To District:
Date Announced: 09/29/2017
Date of Move: 10/01/2017

Steve Clouse

From: Indiana Conference - Director of Church Development
To: Liberty UMC
From District:
To District:
Date Announced: 09/10/2017
Date of Move: 01/01/2018

John Kerr

From: Leave of Absence
To: Retirement
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 09/07/2017
Date of Move: 09/07/2017

Douglas Booth

From: Northern Illinois Conference
To: Interim Lay Pastor - New Haven/Immanuel (Senate Grove)
From District:
To District:
Date Announced: 08/10/2017
Date of Move: 08/13/2017

Kelly Hansen

From: Great Plains Conference
To: Keystone/Revolution
From District:
To District:
Date Announced: 08/02/2017
Date of Move: 08/01/2017

Kyle Herns

From: Retired
To: Trinity UMC (Kansas City)
From District:
To District:
Date Announced: 08/02/2017
Date of Move: 08/01/2017

Mary Weaver

From: Liberty UMC Associate Pastor
To: Liberty UMC Interim Lead Pastor
From District:
To District:
Date Announced: 08/02/2017
Date of Move: 08/01/2017

Bruce Bray

From: Chaplain, Crossroads Hospice
To: Retirement
From District: Northwest
To District:
Date Announced: 08/01/2017
Date of Move: 08/01/2017

Steve George

From: Eldon
To: Lamar
From District: Mid-State
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 02/27/2001
Date of Move: 07/01/2018