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Appointments

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area announces the following appointments.  All appointments begin July 1, 2019 unless otherwise noted. The newest announcements are in bold text.

Jordan Buchholz (Laity) ASSIGNED to Salem Unite (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.75), from no assignment or appointment, effective July 1, 2019.

Wade Miller (Member Other Denomination – Disciples of Christ) to First Christian Church (Hopkinsville, Kentucky), fulltime, from Lead Pastor, Brookings First (Southeast District), effective April 7, 2019.

Howard Grinager (Full Elder, Retired) to Interim Pastor, Brookings First (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.5), serving in the retired status, effective April 8 – June 30, 2019.

Kori Lehrkamp (Full Elder) to Prairie View (Southwest District), fulltime, from Extension Ministry:  Regional Health, Rapid City (Southwest District), effective July 1, 2019.

Randall Hedge (Licensed Local Pastor) to Madison (Southeast District), fulltime, from Plankinton, White Lake (Southeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Cody J. Schuler (Full Elder) to Voluntary Withdrawal of Credentials from Extension Ministry:  Fargo Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons (Northeast District), fulltime, effective February 26, 2019.

Dan Freed (Full Elder) to Extension Ministry:  Avera Heart Hospital Chaplaincy (Southeast District), fulltime, from Voluntary Personal Leave (Southeast District), effective February 15, 2019.

Pete Grassow (Full Member Methodist Church of South Africa) to Lead Pastor Brookings First (Southeast District), fulltime, from Bryanston Methodist Church of South Africa, fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Kenneth Ballard (Licensed Local Pastor) to Eureka (Southwest District), fulltime, from Webster, Bristol-Butler (Northeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Jan Gross (Full Elder) to Dell Rapids (Southeast District), fulltime, from Hartford (Southeast District), fulltime, effective July1, 2019. Jan follows David Severtson (Licensed Local Pastor) who is transitioning to the retired status, effective July 1, 2019.

Mark Johnsen (Full Elder) to Rapid City Rapid Valley (Southwest District), fulltime, from Prairie View (Southwest District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Thomas Sumers (Provisional Elder) to Faulkton (Southwest District), fulltime, from Minot Faith, Des Lacs First (Northwest District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Thomas Carlson (Licensed Local Pastor) to no appointment from Cresbard/Tolstoy (Southwest District), fulltime, effective February 7, 2019.

Robert Duemig (Full Elder) to Voluntary Leave of Absence (Southwest District) from Belle Fourche (Southwest District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Gwen Mader (Full Elder) to the Retired Status from Leave of Absence, effective July 1, 2019.

Gary Walters (Full Elder) to Extension Ministry:  Kirk Funeral Home, Rapid City ,(Southwest District) fulltime, from Rapid City:  Rapid Valley (Southwest District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Jason (Marty) Martens (Licensed Local Pastor) to Brandon Celebration (Southeast District), fulltime, from Salem Unite, less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2019.

Jerry Stravia (Licensed Local Pastor) to Lead Pastor Dickinson Prairie Winds (Northwest District), fulltime, from Associate at Mitchell First (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2019. Jerry follows Richard Rinearson (Full Elder) who is transitioning to the retired status, effective July 1, 2019.

Martin Avery (Provisional Elder) APPOINTED to Extension Ministry:  Canaan Moravian, fulltime, from Extension Ministry:  Richland/Colfax Our Savior’s Lutheran, ELCA, fulltime, effective February 3, 2019.

Cheryl Fadley (Full Elder) APPOINTED to Belle Fourche (Southwest District), fulltime, from Prairie Faith Parish (Holmes/Sharon Trinity ELCA/Beaver Creek ELCA) (Northeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019. Cheryl follows Robert Duemig (Full Elder) who will be transitioning to Leave of Absence, effective July 1, 2019.

Brian Gregg (Qualified Lay Person) ASSIGNED to Garretson United Parish (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment or assignment, effective January 15, 2019.

Julie Gregg (Qualified Lay Person) ASSIGNED to Garretson United Parish (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment or assignment, effective January 15, 2019.

Barry Whipkey (Licensed Local Pastor) APPOINTED to Rapid City First (Southwest District), fulltime, from Madison (Southeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2019.

Abednego Thomas (Certified Candidate) to Termination of Appointment from Fargo First African UMC (Northeast District) as a Licensed Local Pastor, less than fulltime (.5), effective January 15, 2019.

Kori Lehrkamp (Full Elder) APPOINTED to Extension Ministries:  Regional Health, Rapid City (Southwest District), less than fulltime (.5) from The Bridge (Southwest District), less than fulltime (.5), effective February 1, 2019.

Jason Mehring (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) APPOINTED to Fargo New Church Plant (Northeast District), fulltime, effective January 1, 2019. Jason has been serving New Ulm:  Oakwood (Southern Prairie District), as a fulltime Licensed Local Pastor in the Minnesota Annual Conference.

Christine Cappetta (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) APPOINTED to North Sioux City Ark (Southeast District), .5time, effective October 1, 2018. Christine has been serving North Sioux City Ark in a Lay Supply Assignment.

Melissa Gall (Provisional Deacon) APPOINTED to Primary —Milbank School District, Secondary — Milbank Parkview UMC (Northeast District), fulltime from Transitional Leave, effective August 1, 2018.

Reynaldo Colon (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) APPOINTED to Huron First (Southeast District) as Associate Pastor, .75 time, effective July 15, 2018.