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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.

Karl Kroger (Full Elder) appointed to Bismarck McCabe (Northwest District) as lead pastor, fulltime, from Piedmont Grace (Southwest District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Pete Grassow (Full Member Other Denomination – Methodist Church of South Africa) appointed to Brookings First (Southeast District), fulltime, from appointment in the Methodist Church of South Africa, fulltime, effective February 10, 2020. Pete follows Howard Grinager (Full Elder, Retired Status) who has been serving Brookings First as Interim Pastor, less than fulltime (.75).

William Hoffman (Full Elder) appointed to the Retired Status from Pine Island (River Valley District – Minnesota Annual Conference), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Matthew Richards (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministries:  Avera@Home – Chaplain and Mitchell Congregational Church (UCC), fulltime, from Medical Leave of Absence, effective February 15, 2020.

Joel Winckler (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministries:  Dakotas Annual Conference, Northwest District Superintendent, fulltime, from Jamestown St. Paul’s (Northwest District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Joel follows Kermit Culver (Full Elder) who will transition to the retired status, effective July 1, 2020.

Justin Jenness (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Sioux Falls Hilltop (Southeast District), fulltime, from Sioux Falls Southern Hills/Flandreau (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2020. Justin follows Arlyn Coalter (Full Elder) who is transitioning to the retired status, effective July 1, 2020. Arlyn will be appointed to Olivet (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.5), effective September 1, 2020.

Jennifer Tyler (Full Elder) appointed to Watertown First (Northeast District), Senior Pastor, fulltime, from Wahpeton Evergreen (Northeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Katie Ricke (Full Elder) appointed to Yankton First (Southeast District), fulltime, from Beresford Zion (Southeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Katie follows Ron Johnson (Full Elder) who will be transitioning to the retired status, effective July 1, 2020.


Andrew Gross (Laity) to no assignment/candidacy withdrawal, from Madison (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.75), effective January 15, 2020.

Kris Mutzenberger (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministries:  Northeast District Superintendent, Dakotas Annual Conference, fulltime, from Fargo First, Pastor of Discipleship, fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Amber Laffey (Laity) assigned as Interim Pastor to Stickney (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.5) from no appointment or assignment, effective January 1, 2020.

Joddy Meidinger (Licensed Local Pastor) to No Appointment or Assignment from ReNew – Kenmare (Northwest District), less than fulltime (.75), effective January 1, 2020.

John Anderson (Laity) assigned as interim to Woonsocket Spirit of Faith (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.75) from no appointment or assignment, effective January 1, 2020.

Susan M. Richey Nienaber (Full Elder, Minnesota Conference) appointed to Extension Ministries:  Director of Connectional Ministries (Dakotas Conference), fulltime, from Extension Ministries:  Big Waters District Superintendent (Minnesota Conference), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Sara Nelson (Full Elder) to Sioux Falls First (Southeast District), fulltime, from Watertown First (Northeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Robert Ruedebusch (Full Elder) to Extension Ministries:  Southwest District Superintendent, fulltime, from Sioux Falls First (Southeast District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Rebecca Trefz (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministries:  Southeast District Superintendent, Dakotas Conference, fulltime from Extension Ministries:  Director of Connectional Ministries, Dakotas Conference, fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Rebecca follows Roger Spahr (Full Elder) who will transition to the retired status, effective July 1, 2020.

Travis Krogman (Full Elder) appointed to Presho, Kennebec, Reliance (Southwest District), less than fulltime (.75) from Presho, Kennebec, Reliance (Southwest District), fulltime, effective November 1, 2019.

Jeffrey Vore (Licensed Local Pastor) to the retired status from North Sioux City Ark (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.25), effective November 1, 2019.

Jo Flesner (Provisional Deacon) appointed to Transitional Leave of Absence (Southeast District) from Extension Ministries:  Sioux Falls Psychological Services Child and Adolescent Clinic (Southeast District), fulltime, effective September 6, 2019.

Holly Sortland (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Rapid City Open Heart (Southwest District), less than fulltime (.5) from Rapid City Open Heart (Southwest District), less than fulltime (.75), effective October 1, 2019.

Peary Wilson (Retired Elder) appointed to Pringle UMC (Southwest District), less than fulltime (.25), from Edgemont UMC-UCC, Pringle UMC (Southwest District), less than fulltime (.5), effective October 1, 2019.

Paul Rowenhorst (Member Other Denomination – Mennonite Brethren) assigned as interim pastor to Doland (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment or assignment in the Dakotas Annual Conference, effective October 1, 2019.

Dean Trapp (Full Elder) appointed to Voluntary Leave of Absence (Southeast District) from Huron Riverview, Virgil (Southeast District), fulltime, effective September 1, 2019.

Roy Caudill (Retired Elder) appointed as Interim Pastor to Huron Riverview (Southeast District), less than fulltime (.5) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective September 1, 2019.

Kevin Kloster (Full Elder) appointed to Canyon Lake (Southwest District), fulltime from Extension Ministries:  Southwest District Superintendent and Canyon Lake, effective September 1, 2019.

Joel Higgins (Full Elder) APPOINTED to Extension Ministries:  Sioux Falls Air National Guard Chaplain (Southeast District), fulltime, effective August 4, 2019.

Joel Higgins (Full Elder) APPOINTED to Transitional Leave of Absence from Brandon Celebration (Southeast District), effective July 1, 2019.

Paul Kimball (Licensed Local Pastor) APPOINTED to Extension Ministry:  Platte Community Youth Group (Southeast District), fulltime, from Watertown Cornerstone (Northeast District), less than fulltime (.75), effective June 1, 2019.

 

 

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