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Interim D.S. appointed to Central Bay

Jeff Maxwell named interim DS Central Bay

The Rev. Jeffrey R. Maxwell will begin service as the interim Superintendent of the Central Bay District on January 1, 2020. Bishop David Bard will soon appoint a permanent D.S. whose term begins July 1st.

LANSING MI | December 4, 2019 — Today, Bishop David Alan Bard announced the appointment of the Rev. Jeffrey R. Maxwell as Interim Central Bay District Superintendent, effective January 1, 2020.  The appointment is in response to the announcement last week regarding leadership changes in the Central Bay District. The district, located in the northeast and central lower peninsula, encompasses 88 United Methodist churches and 16 multi-point charges and includes the cities of Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland.

“It is with deep gratitude that we welcome Jeff’s return to work alongside the faithful people of the Central Bay District,” said Bishop Bard. He added, “Jeff brings a warm, calm, and deep spiritual presence, and he has an excellent knowledge of the region that will be very helpful.” In the coming weeks, Bishop Bard expects to announce the appointment of a permanent superintendent for the Central Bay District, to begin on July 1, 2020. 

Maxwell, a retired Elder, served as Superintendent of the Saginaw Bay District in the Detroit Annual Conference from 2010 to 2015. Prior to sitting on the Appointive Cabinet, he served at Farmington First United Methodist Church, Holly United Methodist Church, Kilmanagh United Methodist Church, Unionville United Methodist Church, and Garfield United Methodist Church. He and his wife Jan currently live in Midland, MI.

Pending Rev. Maxwell’s starting date on January 1, 2020, questions for the Central Bay district superintendent should be directed to the Bishop’s office through an email to Teri Rice, Executive Assistant of the Central Bay District. 

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