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Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr.

Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr. We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Webley Judson Simpkins Jr., age 88, who died on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at J&K Assisted Living in Palm Bay, Florida.  Webley was a Retired Elder of the Michigan Conference who served at Birmingham: First, Midland: First, Pigeon: First, Marquette: First, Marysville, and… Continue Reading Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr.

Janet E. Pool

Janet E. Pool Janet Eileen Pool, prior employee of the former West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church, passed away on September 4, 2019 at the age of 63 years at Masonic Pathways Nursing Home in Alma, Michigan after nearly eight years of illnesses.    Janet was born at Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma on December… Continue Reading Janet E. Pool

Mary E. Ten Have

Mary E. Ten Have Mary Etta Ten Have of IN, formerly of Eaton Rapids, was carried by the angels into heaven on August 31, 2019 at the age of 91. Mary was born in Howell, MI, November 7, 1927, the daughter of Alfred and Helen (Whittaker) Shaffier and foster daughter of C. Earl and Ruth Champlin. She… Continue Reading Mary E. Ten Have

Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw

Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw The Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Clark on Keller Lake.  He was born in Albany, NY on June 2, 1934.  Ken attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.  He retired from Kalamazoo First UMC in 2000, after 42 years in… Continue Reading Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw

Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon

Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon, age 62, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital. Owen was born on January 21, 1957, in Parker, AZ, the son of Lester, Sr., and Almeda (Pierce) White-Pigeon. He was a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. He married… Continue Reading Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod Rev. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Garrod passed away on Thursday, July 25 at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, MI at the age of 89.  He was born October 7, 1929 to Fred and Edith Garrod in Lawrence, MI.  His family was very involved in the Lawrence United Methodist Church, and… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod

Kristen Coristine

From: Heritage District — Blissfield: First UMC   To: Northern Waters District — Reed City UMC. This full-time appointment began July 1, 2019.

Rosemary DeHut

From: Northern Skies District — White Pine Community UMC  To: Northern Skies District — White Pine: Community, Bergland, and Ewen UMCs. This full-time appointment began July 1, 2019. 

Joan VanDessel

To: Midwest District — Grand Rapids: First UMC. This Associate Pastor Appointment began July 1, 2019.

Charles Williams

From: Northern Skies District — Houghton: Grace UMC   To: Northern Skies District — Houghton: Grace and Painesdale: A. Paine Memorial UMCs. This full-time appointment began July 1, 2019.

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