Appointments

New Mexico & NWTX Conference 2018 Appointments

Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe and members of his Appointive Cabinet have made several new appointments. This page of the Conference website will continue to post appointments as they are made.  The appointments are entered in the order they are announced.

 

District: Amarillo
Pastor: Rusty Early (LM)
Assigned To: Mobeetie UMC – 25%
Former Appointee: Billy Holland
Announce Date: 6-10-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Tinker Boyd (FL)
Appointed To: Farmington, New Covenant UMC
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Melinda Roberts
Announce Date: 6-10-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Janet Norden (FE)
Appointed To: Albuquerque, FUMC – Community of Hope – 50%
Announce Date: 6-10-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Roland McGregor (RE)
Appointed To: Portales, FUMC – Interim Senior Pastor – 75%
Former Appointee: Keith Wilks
Announce Date: 6-10-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Charlie Keys (PL)
Appointed To: Canyon, FUMC, Associate – 75%
Appointed From: No Appointment
Announce Date: 6-3-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Lupe Acevedo (PL)
Appointed To: Amarillo, Faith Southwest UMC, Associate – 75%
Appointed From: No Appointment
Announce Date: 6-3-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Robert Heidecker (OF)
Appointed To: Amarillo, Pleasant Valley UMC
Appointed From: Knox City UMC/Benjamin UMC
Former Appointee: Gene Hudgins
Announce Date: 6-3-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Larry Rodgers (FL)
Appointed To: Snyder, Trinity UMC/Ira UMC
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Layloni Drake
Announce Date: 5-27-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: James Heredia (SY)
Appointed To: El Paso, Tobin Park UMC – 25%
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Joe Barthlow
Announce Date: 5-27-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Bob Howles (SY)
Appointed To: Texline, FUMC, Co-Pastor – 50%
Appointed From: Western Pennsylvania
Former Appointee: Jon Farris
Announce Date: 5-27-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Sandy Howles (SY)
Appointed To: Texline, FUMC, Co-Pastor – 50%
Appointed From: Western Pennsylvania
Former Appointee: Jon Farris
Announce Date: 5-27-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Gene Hudgins (FL)
Appointed To: No Appointment
Appointed From: Amarillo, Pleasant Valley UMC
Announce Date: 5-27-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Terry Sparks (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Chaplain, VA Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK (Ext. Min., 344.1b,c)
Announce Date: 5-27-18
Effective Date: 6-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Joe Barthlow (RE)
Appointed To: El Paso, Vista Ysleta Ekklesia UMC – 50%
Appointed From: El Paso, Tobin Park UMC
Former Appointee: Lourdes Calderon
Announce Date: 5-20-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Salvador Perales (SY)
Appointed To: El Paso, Emmanuel UMC – 50%
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Lourdes Calderon
Announce Date: 5-20-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: Michael Cory Graham (PL)
Appointed To: Eula UMC – 25%
Appointed From: Sagerton UMC
Former Appointee: Robert Karlin
Announce Date: 5-20-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: Matthew Crewse (PL)
Appointed To: Vernon, Faith UMC – 50%
Appointed From: North Texas Conference
Former Appointee: Hilda Cavazos
Announce Date: 5-13-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: Matthew Brown (PL)
Appointed To: Paducah, FUMC – 25%
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Pat Boone-Rodriguez
Announce Date: 5-6-18
Effective Date: 5-15-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Fernando Sanchez (OE)
Appointed To: O’Donnell, FUMC/Draw UMC (346.1 – Rio Texas) – 75%
Appointed From: Rio Texas Conference
Former Appointee: Cam Givan
Announce Date: 5-6-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Larry Holder (RE)
Appointed To: Sweetwater, Highland Heights UMC – 25%
Appointed From: Quanah, FUMC
Former Appointee: Charles Casey
Announce Date: 4-29-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Judy Shema (OR)
Appointed To: Slaton, FUMC – 50%
Appointed From: Cloudcroft UMC
Former Appointee: David Gerhardt
Announce Date: 4-15-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Nicole Crouch, (PD)
Appointed To: El Paso District Director of Missional Ministries (346.1 – Western Pennsylvania)
Announce Date: 5-13-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: Steve White (FL)
Appointed To: Quanah, FUMC
Appointed From: Emmanuel UMC/Vista Ysleta Ekklesia UMC, Associate Pastor
Former Appointee: Larry Holder
Announce Date: 5-13-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: America Rojas (PE)
Appointed To: Odessa, Highland UMC
Appointed From: Clovis, Kingswood UMC – Associate Pastor
Former Appointee: Dustin Burrow
Announce Date: 5-6-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: David Wilcox (SY)
Appointed To: Albuquerque, Grace UMC
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Cheri Lyon
Announce Date: 5-6-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Terry Tamplen (RE)
Appointed To: Amarillo, Polk Street UMC – Interim Senior Pastor
Former Appointee: Burt Palmer
Announce Date: 5-6-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Dustin Burrow (FE)
Appointed To: Albuquerque, El Buen Samaritano UMC
Appointed From: Odessa, Highland UMC
Former Appointee: Francisco Escalera
Announce Date: 4-29-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Kelly Giese (OE)
Appointed To: Socorro, St. Paul’s UMC (346.1 – Western North Carolina) 50%
Former Appointee: Reuben Thomas
Announce Date: 4-29-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Francisco Escalera (OE)
Appointed To: Brownfield, FUMC (346.1 – New Mexico)
Appointed From: Albuquerque, El Buen Samaritano UMC
Former Appointee: Buddy Payne
Announce Date: 4-29-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Reuben Thomas (PL)
Appointed To: Rio Rancho, High Desert UMC
Appointed From: Socorro, St. Paul’s UMC
Former Appointee: Nadine Ilunga
Announce Date: 4-22-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Lourdes Calderon (FE)
Appointed To: General Board of Global Ministries, National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries Missionary – Mountain Sky Area (Ext Min., 344.1a,c)
Appointed From: Emmanuel UMC/Vista Ysleta Ekklesia UMC, Senior Pastor
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: David Porterfield (OE)
Appointed To: Anson, FUMC (346.1 – Texas Conference)
Appointed From: Baytown, St. John’s UMC
Former Appointee: Jim Wright
Announce Date: 4-15-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: David Gerhardt (FL)
Appointed To: Canadian, FUMC
Appointed From: Slaton, FUMC
Former Appointee: Larry Bass
Announce Date: 4-15-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: George Miller (FE)
Appointed To: Las Cruces, El Calvario UMC
Appointed From: General Board of Global Ministries, Germany (Ext Min., 344.1a,c)
Former Appointee: Nema LeCuyer
Announce Date: 4-15-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Dixie Robertson (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Amarillo, Polk St. UMC – Associate
Announce Date: 4-16-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Nema LeCuyer (FL)
Appointed To: Clint/Fabens, Bond Memorial UMC
Appointed From: Las Cruces, El Calvario UMC
Former Appointee: Frances Gonzalez
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Buddy Payne (FE)
Appointed To: Clarendon, FUMC
Appointed From: Brownfield, FUMC
Former Appointee: Kirk Watson
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Raquel Mull (FE)
Appointed To: Rio Rancho UMC
Appointed From: Director, Four Corners Native American Ministry (Ext Min., 344.1a,c)
Former Appointee: Joe MacDonald
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Cam Givan (FL)
Appointed To: Amherst, FUMC/Sudan, FUMC
Appointed From: O’Donnell, FUMC/Draw UMC
Former Appointee: Kevin Phillips/Inetta Reddell
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Heike Miller (OF)
Appointed To: Las Cruces, University UMC (346.2 – Evangelical Church in Germany )
Appointed From: Frankfurt Höchst and Lorsbach United Methodist Churches in Germany
Former Appointee: Pam Rowley
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Rhea Bullock (FL)
Appointed To: Claude UMC
Appointed From: Blackwell UMC
Former Appointee: Sean Smith
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: Jim Wright (FL)
Appointed To: Throckmorton, FUMC/Elbert UMC
Appointed From: Anson, FUMC
Former Appointee: Jay Gage
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: Kirk Watson (FE)
Appointed To: Haskell, FUMC
Appointed From: Clarendon, FUMC
Former Appointee: David Johnson
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Marcy Garza (AM)
Appointed To: Memphis, FUMC
Appointed From: Abilene, Bethel UMC
Former Appointee: Bobby Wilson
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Layloni Drake (FE)
Appointed To: Roswell, Trinity UMC
Appointed From: Snyder, Trinity UMC/Union UMC/Ira UMC
Former Appointee: Glenn Thyrion
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Central North District – Texas Conference
Clergy: Burt Palmer (FE)
Appointed To: Kingwood, Kingwood UMC
Appointed From: Amarillo, Polk Street UMC
Former Appointee: Scott Dombush
Announce Date: 4-8-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Frances Gonzalez (FL)
Appointed To: Cloudcroft UMC
Appointed From: Clint/Fabens, Bond Memorial UMC
Former Appointee: Judy Shema
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Sean Smith (FE)
Appointed To: Odessa, Asbury UMC
Appointed From: Claude UMC
Former Appointee: Russ Nebhut
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Larry Bass (AM)
Appointed To: Idalou UMC
Appointed From: Canadian, FUMC
Former Appointee: Brooks Morton
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Blossom Matthews (FE)
Appointed To: Hobbs, First UMC, Co-Pastor (346.1 – Northwest Texas)/Assistant Director of Congregational Vitality, NMAC (Ext Min., 344.1a,c)
Appointed From: Lubbock, Lakeridge UMC, Associate Pastor
Former Appointees: Greg Kennedy/Cheri Lyon
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Nick Matthews (FE)
Appointed To: Hobbs, First UMC, Co-Pastor (346.1 – Northwest Texas)
Appointed From: Shallowater, FUMC
Former Appointee: Greg Kennedy
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Kevin Phillips (FE)
Appointed To: Snyder, FUMC
Appointed From: Amherst, FUMC/Anton UMC
Former Appointee: Dave Blackwell
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Jay Gage (FE)
Appointed To: Spearman, FUMC
Appointed From: Throckmorton, FUMC/Elbert UMC
Former Appointee: Toni Bailey
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Joe MacDonald (FE)
Appointed To: Texico-Farwell, Hamlin Memorial UMC
Appointed From: Rio Rancho UMC
Former Appointee: Joe Whitley
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: South District – Central Texas Conference
Clergy: Pat McCain (FE)
Appointed To: Round Rock, FUMC, Associate (346.1 – New Mexico)
Appointed From: Chaplain, U.S. Air Force (Ext. Min, 344.1b,c)
Announce Date: 3-25-18
Effective Date: 8-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Nadine Ilunga (FE)
Appointed To: El Paso, St. Luke UMC
Appointed From: Rio Rancho, High Desert UMC
Former Appointee: Koreen Guillermo
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Toni Bailey (FL)
Appointed To: Amarillo, Kingswood UMC
Appointed From: Spearman, FUMC
Former Appointee: Brad Reeves
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Pam Rowley (FE)
Appointed To: Albuquerque, St. John’s UMC
Appointed From: Las Cruces, University UMC
Former Appointee: Craig Cockrell
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Bobby Wilson (PE)
Appointed To: Borger, First UMC
Appointed From: Memphis, FUMC
Former Appointee: Pam Lehman
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Russ Nebhut (AM)
Appointed To: El Paso, St. Mark’s UMC
Appointed From: Odessa, Asbury UMC
Former Appointee: Steve McElroy
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Greg Kennedy (FE)
Appointed To: Albuquerque, Central UMC
Appointed From: Hobbs, FUMC
Former Appointee: Scott Sharp
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Joe Whitley (FE)
Appointed To: Albuquerque, Asbury UMC
Appointed From: Texico-Farwell, Hamlin Memorial UMC
Former Appointee: Jane Voelkel
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Brad Reeves (FE) (346.1 – Northwest Texas)
Appointed To: Deming, FUMC
Appointed From: Amarillo, Kingswood UMC
Former Appointee: Ernie Vineyard
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Cheri Lyon (FE)
Appointed To: Taos, El Pueblito UMC
Appointed From: Assistant Director of Congregational Vitality, NMAC (Ext. Min., 344.1a,c)/Grace UMC, Albuquerque
Former Appointee: Steve Wiard
Announce Date: 3-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Koreen Guillermo (FE)
Appointed To: Post, FUMC (346.1 – New Mexico)
Appointed From: El Paso, St. Luke UMC
Former Appointee: Jeff Taylor
Announce Date: 3-11-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Dustin McEwen (FE)
Appointed To: Ruidoso, Community UMC (346.1 – Northwest Texas)
Appointed From: The Well (Church Plant)
Former Appointee: Darrell Coats
Announce Date: 3-11-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Scott Sharp (FE)
Appointed To: Regional Director for NM Conference, Texas Methodist Foundation (Ext. Min., 344.1d)
Appointed From: Albuquerque, Central UMC
Announce Date: 3-11-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: South District – Central Texas Conference
Clergy: David Johnson (FE)
Appointed To: Round Rock, FUMC, Associate (346.1 – Northwest Texas)
Appointed From: Haskell, FUMC
Announce Date: 3-4-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Wes Brown (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Honorable Location
Effective Date: 8-26-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Helen Neinast (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: UM Publishing House (Ext. Min., 344.1a,c)
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Pam Lehman (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Borger, FUMC
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Judy Shema (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Cloudcroft UMC
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Jeff Taylor (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Post, FUMC
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Steve Wiard (FL)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Taos, El Pueblito UMC
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: David Edwards (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Medical Leave of Absence
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Abilene
Clergy: Larry Holder (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Quanah, FUMC
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Dave Blackwell (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Snyder, FUMC
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Glenn Thyrion (FE)
Appointed To: Medical Leave of Absence
Appointed From: Roswell, Trinity UMC
Effective Date: 1-29-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Ernie Vineyard (FE)
Appointed To: Clovis District Superintendent
Appointed From: Deming, FUMC
Former Appointee: Jane Vaughan
Announce Date: 2-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Clovis
Clergy: Jane Vaughan (FE)
Appointed To: Altus, FUMC (Para. 346.1 – Oklahoma Conference)
Appointed From: Clovis District Superintendent
Former Appointee: Jim Smith
Announce Date: 2-18-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Lourdes Calderon (FE)
Appointed To: Emmanuel UMC/Vista Ysleta Ekklesia UMC, Senior Pastor
Appointed From: Medical Leave
Former Appointee: Steve White
Announce Date: 2-11-18
Effective Date: 3-1-18

District: El Paso
Clergy: Steve White (FL)
Appointed To: Emmanuel UMC/Vista Ysleta Ekklesia UMC, Associate Pastor
Appointed From: Emmanuel UMC/Vista Ysleta Ekklesia UMC
Former Appointee: None
Announce Date: 2-11-18
Effective Date: 3-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Craig Cockrell (FE)
Appointed To: Albuquerque District Superintendent
Appointed From: Albuquerque, St.John’s UMC
Former Appointee: James Large
Announce Date: 1-28-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: James Large (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Albuquerque District Superintendent
Announce Date: 1-28-18
Effective Date: 7-1-18