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Resources for CR/CC ministry together

Resources for multi-cultural ministry

The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) offers resources for those starting ministry together in cross-racial or cross-cultural appointments.

Vision for ministry overcomes virus

Beginning a first appointment during the time of COVID is odd, uncomfortable, and exciting all at the same time. These visionary leaders are ready for ministry with God as their helper.

Help for pastoral transitions

Leaders in transition pass a baton

Michigan Conference staff, with the assistance of Michigan Conference Communication, are producing webinars with practical information on how to be in ministry during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Why did my pastor move?

Circuit Rider on the move.

In days gone by one Methodist pastor might serve half a state. United Methodist pastors are still on the move, for these good reasons. 

Eric Falker

From: Northern Waters District — Bellaire: Community UMC  To: Northern Skies District — St. Ignace UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2019.

Carolyn Jones

From: Greater Detroit District — Romulus: Community UMC  To: Greater Detroit District — Romulus: Community and Detroit: Resurrection UMCs  This full-time appointment is effective July 1, 2019.

Steve Weinberger

From: Retirement  To: Mid-Michigan District — Dimondale UMC.  1/4 time interim appointment effective February 1, 2019

Ryan Wenburg

From: Greater Southwest District —  Hartford UMC  To: Central Bay District — Frankenmuth UMC  Effective July 1, 2019

Larry French

From: First Appointment  To: Greater Southwest District – Kalamazoo: Milwood UMC as Licensed Local Pastor serving as Associate half-time  Effective: January 1, 2019

Mike Tupper

From: Retirement  To: Greater Southwest District – Gull Lake UMC Co-Pastor 1/2 time  Effective: January 1, 2019