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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

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

Pastor Clarence W. VanConant

Pastor Clarence W. VanConant We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Clarence William VanConant, Retired Local Pastor of the Michigan Conference, who died on July 29, 2019 at the age of 75.  Clarence served at churches in the Upper Peninsula, the Thumb area and Monroe including Harbor Beach, Port Hope, Port Sanilac, and… Continue Reading Pastor Clarence W. VanConant

Rev. William Dale Carr

Rev. William Dale Carr We extend our condolences to the family and friends of William Dale Carr, of Portland, Michigan, born on February 17, 1938 in Lake Odessa, Michigan, passed away at age 80 on November 8, 2018 in Stevensville, Michigan. Rev. Carr served Belding, Galien, Olive Branch, Hamilton Grove (Indiana), Bear Lake, and Arcadia… Continue Reading Rev. William Dale Carr

Rev. Susan Bennett Stiles

Rev. Susan Bennett Stiles, 66, passed away on August 31, 2018. Born in Michigan, Susan attended Fenton High School, graduated from Michigan State University and from Garrett Theological Seminary. She served Halsey Mt Bethel UMC, Owosso FUMC, Algonac UMC, Redford Lola Valley UMC, Waterford Central UMC, Flint Lincoln Park UMC, Saginaw Kochville UMC, and Montrose… Continue Reading Rev. Susan Bennett Stiles

Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr.

  We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr., (Retired Detroit Conference Clergy – Associate Member) who passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Pastor Sever served Wellsville UMC, Deerfield UMC, Laingsburg UMC and Vernon UMC until retirement in 2012 and beyond until July 1, 2016.  A Memorial Service was held… Continue Reading Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr.

Rev. Michael Raymo

Rev. Michael Raymo We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Michael Raymo, retired Detroit Conference clergy who died on May 1, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Muriel Raymo. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Riverchase UMC, 1953 Old Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244.  The family will receive friends… Continue Reading Rev. Michael Raymo

Rev. James Simmons

Rev. James Simmons We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. James Simmons, retired Detroit Conference clergy who died on April 24, 2018 at the age of 90.  He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Simmons.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 3rd at the Chelsea Retirement… Continue Reading Rev. James Simmons

Helen (Teddy) Stasser

Helen (Teddy) Stasser We keep in prayer the family of Helen Staser, who died March 11, 2018 at the age of 90 in Florida.  Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Carl Staser, retired West Michigan Conference clergy.  A celebration of her life is being planned in Lansing in the late summer.  Condolences… Continue Reading Helen (Teddy) Stasser

Rev. Jeffrey Reese

Rev. Jeffrey Reese We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Jeffrey Reese who died on March 8, 2018, at the age of 64. Jeff served in the Red Bird Missionary Conference and at Edwardsburg, Adamsville, and Edwardsburg: Hope UMCs in the West Michigan Conference.  Visitation will be held at Hope UMC, 69941… Continue Reading Rev. Jeffrey Reese

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