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Appointments


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For previous appointments, visit Appointments Archive.

Information about new appointments will be posted to this page Tuesdays at 10 a.m. during appointive season.

Benjamin (Ben) Bainbridge

From: Saint Paul's (Joplin) - Associate
To: Keystone
From District: Southwest
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Beomseon Hong

From: Drew Theological Seminary
To: Centenary (Louisiana)/Clarksville
From District:
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Christopher (Chris) Sams

From: Adrian/Passaic
To: Adrian
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 04/13/2021

Jayne Markin

From: Bernie/Sadlers Chapel
To: Bernie/Essex/Parma
From District: Southeast
To District: Southeast
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Jess Horsley

From: Kirkwood - Associate
To: Platte Woods - Associate
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Josh Ritzheimer

From: Milan/Green City
To: Lancaster/Faith(Kirksville)
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Linda Wansing

From: Revolution (Kansas City)
To: Appleton City/Rockville
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Paullester Walker

From: Bertrand - Part-time
To: Wesley (Sikeston)/Bertrand
From District: Southeast
To District: Southeast
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Sean McIntyre

From: Salem in Ladue - Associate
To: Centralia
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Susan McCollegan

From:
To: St.Paul (Fayette)- Part-Time
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Todd Borgmann

From:
To: Diamond UMC - Supply
From District:
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 04/11/2021

Tricia Quist

From: Iberia- Part-Time
To: Smith Chapel(Napton)-Part-Time
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Viola (Kay) Zimmer

From: Moundville - Part-Time
To: Vista - Part-Time
From District: Southwest
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 04/13/2021
Date of Move: 05/01/2021

Adrienne M. Denson Ewell

From: Campbell (Springfield) - Associate
To: Red Bridge (Kansas City)
From District: Ozarks
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

H.R. Rogers

From: Lancaster/Faith (Kirksville)
To: Anderson/Stella
From District: Mark Twain
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Harold (Russell) Ewell, II

From: Pitts Chapel (Springfield) - Part Time
To: Terrace Lake (Kansas City) - Part Time
From District: Ozarks
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

James King (Jim)

From: Chillicothe - Associate
To: Versailles/Glensted
From District: Northwest
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

K. Llewellyn McGhee

From: Extension Ministries
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Kevin Richardson

From: Holston Conference
To: Salem in Ballwin
From District:
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Kristi Raelene VanWyk

From: Yeakley Chapel - Part-Time (Supply Pastor)
To:
From District: Ozarks
To District:
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Mary Ann Cieslak

From: North Hills (Ferguson)
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Pamela Kay Ekey (Pam)

From: Alton (Alton) / St. Paul (Thayer) / Pleasant Grove (Birch Tree)
To: Alton (Alton) / St. Paul (Thayer)
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 04/01/2021

Rob Ernest

From: Great Plains Conference
To: Paradise
From District:
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Tracey Lynne Wolff

From: Springfield Area College Age Ministry
To: Springfield Area College Age Ministry/Pitts Chapel
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 04/06/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Brian Abbott

From: Nelson Memorial (East Prairie)/Dogwood
To: Trinity (Piedmont)
From District: Southeast
To District: Southeast
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Carolyn Hoffman

From: Bellflower
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2020

Christiane Batjer

From: Leave of Absence
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 08/22/2020

Harold E. Gold

From: Willard - Part-Time
To: Retired
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Jill Walter-Penn

From: Extension Ministries
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2020

Karen Jones

From: St. Paul (Fayette)
To: Retired
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Larry Gallaher

From: Asbury (Foley)/Makin Memorial
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2020

Larry Sorrells

From: Appleton City/Rockville
To: Vienna/Rader
From District: Heartland
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Steven Russell Jones

From: Keystone
To: Camdenton
From District: Heartland
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

William (Bill) John Schnackenberg

From: Centralia
To: Retired
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 03/30/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Amanda Gastreich

From: New Haven/Immanuel (Senate Grove)
To: Eldon
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Andrew (Drew) McCausland

From: Certified Candidate
To: Gray Summit/First (Union)
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Britton Fields

From: Platte Woods (Kansas City) - Associate
To: Saint Paul's (Joplin)
From District: Northwest
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Clayton Peak

From: Leave Of Absence
To: Paris/Florida
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

George Rendleman

From: Wesley (Sikeston)
To: Bell City
From District: Southeast
To District: Southeast
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Helen Kimberly Parker (Kim)

From: Serving Another Conference
To: Park/First (Hannibal)
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Ken Rosenauer

From: Amazonia/Helena
To: Retired
From District: Northwest
To District:
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Richard Northcutt

From: Camdenton
To: Medical Leave of Absence
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 04/12/2021

Steven Blair

From: Great Plains Conference
To: Church of the Shepherd - Associate
From District:
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Susan (Sue) Welborn

From: Bell City
To: Retired
From District: Southeast
To District: Southeast
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Tadd Kruithoff

From: Trinity (Piedmont)
To: St. Stephen (Troy)
From District: Southeast
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Trista Soendker Nicholson

From: Red Bridge (Kansas City)
To: St. Paul's (Raymore)
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Vicki Coons

From: Grace Community/First Buffalo
To: Willard - Part-Time
From District: Ozarks
To District: Ozarks
Date Announced: 03/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Adam Kaul

From: Certified Candidate
To: First (Festus-Crystal City) Associate
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Cherryll E. Doughty

From: Grand Avenue Temple (Kansas City)
To: Retired
From District: Heartland
To District:
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Daniel (Danny) Lybarger

From: Church of the Shepherd - Associate
To: New Church Start
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Dennis Loyd Stone

From: Terrace Lake (Kansas City)
To: Retired
From District: Heartland
To District:
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Larry Courtney

From: Mt. Moriah/Diamond
To: Mt. Moriah/Jasper - Part-Time
From District: Southwest
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 04/11/2021

Larry Williams

From: Huffman Memorial
To: Huffman Memorial/Amazonia
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Mi Hyeon Lee

From: Mid-State District Superintendent
To: Mid-State District Superintendent/Mark Twain District Superintendent
From District:
To District:
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Michael (Mike) Tipton

From: Chillicothe, Braymer/Breckenridge
To: Princeton/Mercer
From District: Northwest
To District: Mark Twain
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Monty Stratton

From: St. Paul's (Raymore)
To: Clinton
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Randall (Scott) McQuay

From: Certified
To: Wesley Memorial (Steele)/Cooter
From District: Southeast
To District: Southeast
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Robert (Bob) Howard

From: Jasper - Part-time
To: Wheaton - Part-Time
From District: Southwest
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 04/11/2021

Robert (Bob) Voels

From: Iowa Conference
To: Stockton
From District:
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Robyn Miller

From: Woods Chapel (Lee's Summit)
To: Platte City
From District: Heartland
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Steve Pinnell

From: Superintendent
To: Retirement
From District: Mark Twain
To District:
Date Announced: 03/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Candace Elizabeth Fowler

From: First (Sedalia) - Associate
To: First (Sedalia) - Sr. Pastor
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 03/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Elizabeth Shelton (Jen)

From: NorthCross - Associate
To: Gashland
From District: Northwest
To District: Northwest
Date Announced: 03/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Lynn Quist

From: Vienna/Rader
To: First UMC Presbyterian (Montgomery City)
From District: Mid-State
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 03/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Peggy Jeffries

From: Leave
To: Retired
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Steven (Steve) Blacksher

From: Clinton
To: Wesley (Jefferson City)
From District: Heartland
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

William O'Neal (Bill)

From: St. Stephen (Troy)
To: Linn Memorial/Extension Ministry at CMU
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Aaron Andrew Brown

From: Saint Paul's (Joplin)
To: Woods Chapel (Lee's Summit)
From District: Southwest
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 03/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Katrina Drew

From: Salem in Ladue - Associate
To: Mt. Zion (St. Louis)
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 03/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Larry Joe Courtney

From: Mt. Moriah/Diamond
To: Retired
From District: Southwest
To District: Southwest
Date Announced: 03/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Stephanie (Jewell) McGhee

From: Certified
To: Missouri (Columbia) - Associate/Leadership Excellence Fellowship
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Troy Bowers

From: Great Plains Conference
To: Missouri (Columbia)
From District:
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 03/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Todd Holman

From: Wesley Memorial (Steele)/Cooter
To: Cuba
From District: Southeast
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 02/23/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Adam Lauman

From: Church of the Shepherd (St. Charles) - Associate
To: Leave of Absence
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 02/16/2021
Date of Move: 02/15/2021

Art Moore

From: Louisiana/Clarksville
To: Retired
From District: Mark Twain
To District:
Date Announced: 02/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Edward Hankinson

From: First UMC Presbyterian (Montgomery City)
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 02/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Eugene Moeller

From: California
To: Retired
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 02/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Kyle G. Butler

From: Mt. Zion (St. Louis)
To: Leave of Absence
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 02/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Lin Donnelly

From: Pairs/Florida-Part Time
To: Retired
From District: Mark Twain
To District:
Date Announced: 02/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Thomas (Tom) Vansant

From: Wesley (Jefferson City)
To: Retired
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 02/16/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Fred Leist

From: Missouri
To: Retired
From District: Mid-State
To District:
Date Announced: 02/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

James (Jim) Allen Coffer

From: Stockton
To: Retired
From District: Southwest
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 02/09/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Mary Avizenis

From: Lewis Memorial Chapel (Crescent)
To: Retired
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 02/09/2021
Date of Move: 12/31/2020

Paula Brookshier

From: Cuba
To: Leave of Absence
From District: Gateway Central
To District: Gateway Central
Date Announced: 02/09/2021
Date of Move: 08/17/2020

James (Jim) R. Downing, Jr.

From: First (Sedalia)
To: Retired
From District: Heartland
To District:
Date Announced: 02/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Melissa Bailey-Kirk

From: Gashland UMC
To: Retired
From District: Northwest
To District:
Date Announced: 02/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Scott Bailey-Kirk

From: Platte City
To: Retired
From District: Northwest
To District:
Date Announced: 02/02/2021
Date of Move: 06/30/2021

Susan Smith

From: Certified
To: First (Warrensburg) - Associate - Part-Time
From District: Heartland
To District: Heartland
Date Announced: 06/30/2020
Date of Move: 06/30/2020

Paula Eschenbrenner

From: Retired Elder
To: Marvin Chapel (Bonne Terre) Part-Time
From District: Gateway Regional
To District: Gateway Regional
Date Announced: 06/23/2020
Date of Move: 07/19/2020

Virginia (Ginny) Barnes

From: Retired
To: McCredie (Kingdom City) - Part Time
From District: Mid-State
To District: Mid-State
Date Announced: 06/23/2020
Date of Move: 06/30/2020