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Carol Blair Bouse

From: East Winds District — Flint: Hope UMC, full-time … To: East Winds District — Flint Hope UMC, half-time and East Winds District Coordinator of Applied Missions, half-time. This appointment begins July 1, 2021. 

God’s people wear big ears

Man with ears open

The Rev. John Hice, superintendent of The East Winds District, recalls words of wisdom from Bishop Ivan Abrahams, spoken in 2007. “I hope that the churches will have big ears.” Listening is still important today.

East Winds’ profiles in courage

Croswell thanks police officers.

This is the third in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. John Hice shares about the bravery of the East Winds District.

Amy Mayo-Moyle

From: Greater Detroit District — Farmington Hills: Orchard UMC … To: East Winds District–Clarkston UMC, Senior Pastor. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

Dan Bowman

From: Northern Waters District — Gaylord: First UMC   To: East Winds District — Swartz Creek UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2020.

Brian West

From: Mid-Michigan District — Lainsgburg UMC   To: East Winds District — Grand Blanc UMC.  This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2020.

District Dialogue: collateral damage

Heart showing damage of division

Collateral damage — harm to untargeted others — may be a real consequence if the pending divide takes place in The United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Hice reflects on what has happened in the past.

Dennis Irish

From: East Winds District — Brown City UMC   To: East Winds District — Yale, Cole, and Melvin UMCs. This Associate Pastor position began July 1, 2019.

Nancy Bitterling

From:  Retirement  To: East Winds District — Shabbona UMC. This quarter-time appointment began July 1, 2019.

Duane Lindsey

To: East Winds District — Lake Fenton, Lennon, and Duffield UMCs. This full-time appointment began July 1, 2019.