2021 Appointments

Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe and the NM/NWTX Appointive Cabinet wish to announce the following appointment changes effective July 1, 2021 unless specified otherwise.
District: Albuquerque
Clergy: D.G. Hollums FE
Appointed To: Santa Fe Zia
Appointed From: Family leave
Former Appointee: Blaine Wimberly
Announce Date: 4-18-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Linda Wimberley FL
Appointed To: Fritch
Appointed From: Adrian
Former Appointee: Jerry Don Cheshire
Announce Date: 4-11-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Joshua Chang SY
Appointed To: Monahans
Appointed From: Seminary
Former Appointee: Steve White
Announce Date: 4-11-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Toni Bailey FL
Appointed To: Borger FUMC
Appointed From: Canyon FUMC Associate
Former Appointee: Bobby Wilson
Announce Date: 4-11-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Blaine Wimberly FE
Appointed To: Mountainside
Appointed From: Santa Fe Zia
Former Appointee: Doug Mills
Announce Date: 4-11-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Gorton Smith RE
Appointed To: El Paso St. Mark’s – Interim
Appointed From: Retired
Former Appointee: Russ Nebhut
Announce Date: 4-11-21
Effective Date: 4-15-2021

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Kyle Brock FE
Appointed To: Olton / New Deal
Appointed From: Plainview Grace / New Deal
Former Appointee: Sammy Espinosa
Announce Date: 4-11-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Dan Sherrell SY
Appointed To: Cloudcroft UMC
Appointed From: High Rolls, Community UMC
Former Appointee: Interim
Announce Date: 3-28-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Nema LeCuyer FL
Appointed To: El Paso Trinity-First
Appointed From: Cal-Pac Conference
Former Appointee: Scott Meador
Announce Date: 3-28-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Steve White FL
Appointed To: Alpine / Marfa
Appointed From: Monahans
Former Appointee: Young Hoon Kang
Announce Date: 3-28-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Sammy Espinosa FL
Appointed To: Tulia FUMC
Appointed From: Olton
Former Appointee: Russ Panzer
Announce Date: 3-28-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Amy Wilson-Feltz FE
Appointed To: Las Cruces Morning Star
Appointed From: El Paso St. Paul’s
Former Appointee: Ross Whiteaker
Announce Date: 3-28-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Bobby Wilson OE
Appointed To: El Paso St. Paul’s
Appointed From: Borger FUMC
Former Appointee: Amy Wilson-Feltz
Announce Date: 3-28-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021
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District: Amarillo
Clergy: Jerry Raab FE
Appointed To: Altus, OK FUMC
Appointed From: Amarillo Faith SW
Former Appointee: Jane Vaughan
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Lesly Broadbent OE
Appointed To: Amarillo Polk St.
Appointed From: Oklahoma City FUMC
Former Appointee: Mark Welshimer
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Marcy Garza AM
Appointed To: Coahoma
Appointed From: Memphis
Former Appointee: Interim (Ken Peterson)
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Scott Meador FE
Appointed To: Carlsbad FUMC
Appointed From: El Paso Trinity-First
Former Appointee: Dan Boyd
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Mark Welshimer FE
Appointed To: Amarillo Faith Southwest
Appointed From: Amarillo Polk St.
Former Appointee: Jerry Raab
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Doug Mills FE
Appointed To: El Paso St. Mark’s
Appointed From: Mountainside
Former Appointee: Russ Nebhut
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Young Hoon Kang PE
Appointed To: Roswell Trinity
Appointed From: Alpine / Marfa
Former Appointee: Layloni Drake
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Auggie Aguilera FL
Appointed To: Lockney
Appointed From: Lubbock FUMC Associate
Former Appointee: EC Ice
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Robert Gasman SY
Appointed To: Lovington
Appointed From: El Paso St. Luke
Former Appointee: Matt Bridges
Announce Date: 3-21-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Monte Kreis
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: Midland St. Paul / Garden City
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 1-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Layloni Drake
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: Roswell Trinity
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 1-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Amy Mercer
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: El Paso Western Hills Associate
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 3-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Jane Vaughan
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: Altus, OK FUMC
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Kathryn Boren
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: Santa Fe St. John’s
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Randy Thomas
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: Ft. Stockton
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Lynette Meyer
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: El Paso Christ Community
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Kenneth Tidmore
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: Clayton / Amistad
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Clovis
Clergy: Scott Spitsberg
Appointed To: Retirement
Appointed From: Medical Leave
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Russ Panzer
Appointed To: Plainview FUMC
Appointed From: Tulia FUMC
Former Appointee: Mike Schafer
Announce Date: 3-7-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Ross Whiteaker
Appointed To: Albuquerque Central
Appointed From: Las Cruces Morning Star
Former Appointee: Greg Kennedy
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Matt Bridges
Appointed To: Santa Fe St. John’s
Appointed From: Lovington FUMC
Former Appointee: Kathryn Boren
Announce Date: 3-14-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: El Paso
Clergy: Darren Skinner
Appointed to: DS Amarillo District
Appointed from: St. Paul’s, Las Cruces

District: ABQ
Clergy: Pam Rowley
Appointed to: DS El Paso District
Appointed from: St. John’s, ABQ

District: Abilene
Clergy: George Price
Appointed to: Retired
Appointed from: DS Abilene

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Felicia Hopkins
Appointed to: DS Abilene
Appointed from: DS Amarillo

District: NWTX Conference Office
Clergy: Wendell Horn
Appointed to: Retired
Appointed from: Director of Missions & Admin

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Mike Schafer
Appointed to: Director of Missions & Admin
Appointed from: FUMC-Plainview

District: El Paso
Clergy: Greg Kennedy
Appointed To: St. Paul, Las Cruces
Appointed From: Central, ABQ
Former Appointee: Darren Skinner
Announce Date: 2-28-21
Effective Date: 7-1-2021

District: ABQ
Clergy: Randall Partin
Appointed To: St. John’s, ABQ
Appointed From: Provost
Former Appointee: Pam Rowley
Announced Date: 3-2-21
Effective Date: 7-1-21

District: NM Conference Office
Clergy: Eduardo Rivera
Appointed To: Provost
Appointed From: DS El Paso
Announce Date: 3-2-21
Effective Date: 7-1-21