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Mary W. Collins

Mary Willie Thompson Collins,77, a self-taught Minister of Music, Clergy Spouse of the late Rev. Marshall Collins and local business owner of Nature Gems answered the eternal call of her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 13, 2021, at MediLodge of Grand Traverse County. The daughter of Morris Thompson Sr. and Elizabeth (Ross) Thompson was… Continue Reading Mary W. Collins

Rev. John L. Moore

Pastor John Lewis Moore went to be with his Maker on Saturday Evening, September 4th, 2021, peacefully in his home at Morningstar at Ridgegate in Lone Tree, Colorado. He was born in Ava, Ohio, May 1st, 1925, and was the son of Robert and Nellie (Dudley) Moore. John was one of eight siblings including Ray,… Continue Reading Rev. John L. Moore

Judy Laidler

Judy Jackson Henry Laidler, 79, daughter of Burr and Moneita Jackson of Lake Odessa, peacefully departed on the evening of August 20, 2021 at Appledorn Living Center in Holland, MI. She was born on August 13, 1942. Judy was raised in Lake Odessa, MI with her older siblings, Burwayne and Janet. She often got into… Continue Reading Judy Laidler

Rev. Robert C. Hastings

Robert “Bob” Hastings completed his earthly journey with family at his side on Sunday, August 22, 2021. He began in 1933, growing up with two brothers, Ken and Gary, who now live in California with their families. As he moved through school, he was completing his theological education and working as Associate Director of the… Continue Reading Rev. Robert C. Hastings

Rev. Jack M. Bartholomew

Jack Marvin Bartholomew, beloved husband, patriarch, evangelical pastor, gentleman, and cowboy lived each day with courage. Jack took that last dance with his sweetheart of 65 years to the music of E.Tubbs “Waltz Across Texas” before he quietly stepped into paradise August 16th. He was 88 years old.   Jack was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated… Continue Reading Rev. Jack M. Bartholomew

Rev. Thomas E. Tarpley Sr.

Thomas (Tom) Ellerson Tarpley Sr. passed away at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI on August 15, 2021, at 3:55 p.m. at the age of 79.  Thomas is predeceased by his father, Thomas Tarpley, Mother, Mattie Tarpley, and brother Carlyle Tarpley. Thomas is survived by his loving wife Gloria of 45 years. They were married in Pontiac, MI, on September 27, 1975. They had no children between… Continue Reading Rev. Thomas E. Tarpley Sr.

Kristen Coristine

From: Northern Waters District — Reed City UMC … To: Northern Skies District — Cheyboygan: St. Paul’s UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

2021-2022 List of Appointments

The full listing of 2021-2022 appointments, as announced by Bishop Bard at the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference, may be found in pdf form here.

Rev. Barbara J. Lewis-Lakin

Barbara Lewis-Lakin, 67, died on June 29, 2021, with her family at her side, following a brief illness. Barbara was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 3, 1953, to Dwight and Carrol (Smith) Lewis. After graduation from Dearborn High School, Barbara attended Albion College. In addition to her degree from Albion College, Barbara earned Master… Continue Reading Rev. Barbara J. Lewis-Lakin

Rev. Richard A. Youells

Rev. Richard A. Youells (Dick), age 88, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 1, 2021.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Carol Ann; children: Andrew Youells, Deborah (John) VanderHenst, Rachel Henry, Michael Youells, George and Doris Kieh; 8 grandchildren: Nicholas Youells, Laura Youells, Elizabeth (Sean) Nagle, Felicia… Continue Reading Rev. Richard A. Youells