Appointments

New Mexico & NWTX Appointments for 2019

2019 Final Appointment List

Appointment announcements this week:

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Joe Marshall (PL) 25%
Appointed to: St. Paul’s UMC, Socorro
Former Appointee: Kelly Giese
Announce date: 6-8-19
Effective Date: 7/1/19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Lourdes Calderon (FE)
Appointed To: El Buen Samaritano UMC, Albuquerque
Appointed From: Transitional Leave
Former Appointee: Dustin Burrow
Announce Date: 6-2-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Kelly Giese (OE) 50%
Appointed To: St. John’s UMC, Albuquerque – Associate (346.1 – North Carolina Conference)
Appointed From: St. Paul UMC, Socorro
Former Appointee: Melissa Madara
Announce Date: 6-2-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Rusty Early (PL) 25%
Appointed To: Mobeetie UMC
Former Appointee: Rusty Early (LM)
Announce Date: 6-2-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Santiago Heredia (OA) 50%
Appointed To: La Mesa UMC/Mesquite, Del Valle
Appointed From: Mesquite, Del Valle
Former Appointee: Rick Snow
Announce Date: 6-2-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Dustin Burrow (FE)
Appointed To: Christ UMC, Albuquerque
Appointed From: El Buen Samaritano UMC, Albuquerque
Former Appointee: Kim Kinsey
Announce Date: 5-26-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Kim Kinsey (FE)
Appointed To: Western Hills UMC, El Paso
Appointed From: Christ UMC, Albuquerque
Former Appointee: John Schwarting
Announce Date: 5-19-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Gene Hudgins (SY)
Appointed To: FUMC, Miami
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Roy Keith
Announce Date: 5-19-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: David Madara (FE)
Appointed To: Chaplain Resident, CPE Program, WellSpan York Hospital, York, PA (Ext. Min., 346.1 – Susquehanna Conference)
Appointed From: Peralta Memorial UMC
Announce Date: 5-19-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Melissa Madara (FE)
Appointed To: South Mountain Charge – Bendersville and Wenksville, PA (346.1 – Susquehanna Conference)
Appointed From: St. John’s UMC, Albuquerque (Associate)
Announce Date: 5-19-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Clovis
Clergy: Phil Huston (FE)
Appointed To: Director, Carlsbad Lifehouse, Inc. (Ext. Min.)
Appointed From: Epworth UMC, Carlsbad
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Abilene
Clergy: Charles Casey (SY) 25%
Appointed to: Hamby UMC
Former Appointee: Cameron Kirkland
Announce date: 5-12-19
Effective Date: 7/1/19

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Cameron Kirkland (FL)
Appointed To: Plains, FUMC/Brownfield, FUMC
Appointed From: Hamby UMC
Former Appointees: Wesley Holland/Francisco Escalera
Announce Date: 4-28-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Ken Peterson (RE) 25%
Appointed To: Coahoma, FUMC
Former Appointee: Linda Bequette
Announce Date: 4-28-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Rick Snow (SY) 50%
Appointed To: El Paso, Vista Ysleta Ekklesia UMC
Appointed From: La Mesa UMC
Former Appointee: Joe Barthlow
Announce Date: 4-28-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19:

District:Amarillo
Clergy: Wesley Holland (FE)
Appointed To: Spearman, FUMC
Appointed From: Plains, FUMC
Former Appointee: Jay Gage
Announce Date: 4-14-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Jay Gage (FE)
Appointed To: Leave of Absence
Appointed From: Spearman, FUMC
Announce Date: 3-24-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Gerald Powley
Appointed To: Espanola, Valley View UMC
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Harry Riser
Announce Date: 4-14-19
Effective Date: 6-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: John Schwarting (RE)
Appointed To: El Paso, Western Hills UMC – Interim Senior Pastor
Appointed From: Retired
Former Appointee: Robert Pelfrey
Announce Date: 4-14-19
Effective Date: 4-14-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Robert Pelfrey (FE)
Appointed To: Medical Leave of Absence
Appointed From: El Paso, Western Hills UMC
Announce Date: 4-7-19
Effective Date: 4-4-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Jennifer Hughes (SY) 25%
Appointed To: Grants, First UMC
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Al Staggs (SY)
Announce Date: 4-14-19
Effective Date: 5-25-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Reuben Thomas (RL) 25%
Appointed To: Rio Rancho, High Desert UMC
Appointed From: Rio Rancho, High Desert UMC
Former Appointee: Reuben Thomas (PL)
Announce Date: 4-14-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Reuben Thomas (PL)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Rio Rancho, High Desert UMC
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Eileen Utton (FE) 75%
Appointed To: Bloomfield, First UMC (Less than Full-time)
Appointed From: Bloomfield, FUMC
Former Appointee: Eileen Utton
Announce Date: 4-14-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: David Wilcox (PL) 50%
Appointed To: Albuquerque, Grace UMC
Appointed From: Albuquerque, Grace UMC
Former Appointee: David Wilcox (SY)
Announce Date: 4-14-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Amy Wilson-Feltz (FE)
Appointed To: El Paso, St. Paul UMC
Appointed From: Abilene, Aldersgate UMC – Associate
Former Appointee: Daniel Armstrong
Announce Date: 4-7-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Sammy Espinosa (FL)
Appointed To: Olton, FUMC/Spade UMC
Appointed From: Lubbock, St. Matthew UMC/Lubbock, La Trinidad UMC
Former Appointee: Neely Landrum
Announce Date: 4-7-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Heath Gaines (PL)
Appointed To: Amarillo, Trinity UMC
Appointed From: Amarillo Covenant Fellowship Church – Associate
Former Appointee: Manish Shirley
Announce Date: 4-7-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Jeff Matsler (FE)
Appointed To: Clinical Ethicist (Bioethicist) – WellStar Health System, Atlanta, GA – (Ext. Min. – 344.1b)
Appointed From: Bioethicist for US Army – Walter Reed Medical Center and School, Bethesda, MD
Effective Date: 3-19-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Paul Bauernfeind (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Amarillo District Superintendent
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Clovis
Clergy: Margot Thompson (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Cornelius UMC/Banks Community UMC (346.1 – Oregon-Idaho)
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: America Rojas (PE)
Appointed To: Leave of Absence
Appointed From: Odessa, Highland UMC
Effective Date: 3-1-19

District: Abilene
Clergy: Gene McPeak
Appointed To: Abilene, Elmwood West UMC
Appointed From: Mimbres UMC – Part-time
Former Appointee: Dare Stevens
Announce Date: 3-31-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Daniel Armstrong (FE)
Appointed To: Peralta Memorial UMC
Appointed From: El Paso, St. Paul UMC
Former Appointee: David Madara
Announce Date: 3-31-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Beth Cole Simpson (SY)
Appointed To: Silver City, FUMC – Part-time Interim Pastor
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Michael Brunk
Announce Date: 3-24-19
Effective Date: 4-1-19 thru 6-23-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Young Hoon Kang (PE)
Appointed To: Alpine, FUMC/Marfa, FUMC
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Joshua Stueve
Announce Date: 3-24-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Big Spring
Clergy: Kendall Meek (PE)
Appointed To: Lamesa, FUMC
Appointed From: Amarillo, Saint Stephen UMC (Associate Pastor)
Former Appointee: Scott Seymour
Announce Date: 3-24-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Abilene
Clergy: Scott Seymour (FE)
Appointed To: Abilene, FUMC
Appointed From: Lamesa, FUMC
Former Appointee: Gilbert Bela
Announce Date: 3-24-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Josh Kouri (FE)
Appointed To: Albuquerque, Mesa View UMC
Appointed From: El Paso, The Ridge
Former Appointee: John Nash
Announce Date: 3-24-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Dare Stevens (FE)
Appointed To: Crane, FUMC/Grandfalls Union Church
Appointed From: Abilene, Elmwood West UMC
Former Appointee: Jared Secret
Announce Date: 3-24-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19:

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Joshua Stueve (FE)
Appointed To: Dalhart, Central UMC
Appointed From: Alpine, FUMC/Marfa, FUMC
Former Appointee: Steve Patterson
Announce Date: 3-17-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Clovis
Clergy: Kelly McCuaig (OE) 
Appointed To: Alamogordo, Grace UMC
Appointed From: Mankato, Hilltop UMC (Minnesota Conf.)
Former Appointee: Dustin Wilhite
Announce Date: 3-17-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Francisco Escalera (FE)
Appointed To: Odessa, Highland UMC
Appointed From: Brownfield, FUMC
Former Appointee: Mark Alexander (Interim)
Announce Date: 3-17-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Mark Alexander (FE)
Appointed To: Odessa, Highland UMC – Part-time Interim Senior Pastor
Former Appointee: America Rojas
Effective Date: 3-17-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Mark Welshimer (OE)
Appointed To: Amarillo, Polk Street UMC
Appointed From: Magnolia UMC (Texas Conf.)
Former Appointee: Terry Tamplen
Announce Date: 12-17-18
Effective Date: 3-1-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Terry Tamplen (RE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Polk Street UMC – Interim Senior Pastor
Effective Date: 3-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: David Ceballos (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Transitional Leave – GBGM
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Janet Edwards (FL)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Abernathy, FUMC
Effective Date: 2-1-19

District: El Paso
Clergy: Jared Secret (FL)
Appointed To: Silver City, FUMC
Appointed From: Crane, FUMC/Grandfalls Union Church
Former Appointee: Michael Brunk
Announce Date: 3-10-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Abilene
Clergy: Dustin Wilhite (FE)
Appointed To: Abilene, Aldersgate UMC
Appointed From: Alamagordo, Grace UMC
Former Appointee: Gary Boles
Announce Date: 3-10-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Clovis
Clergy: Manish Shirley (FE)
Appointed To: Carlsbad, Epworth UMC
Appointed From: Amarillo, Trinity UMC
Former Appointee: Phil Huston
Announce Date: 3-10-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Russ Panzer (PE)
Appointed To: Tulia, FUMC
Appointed From: No Appointment
Former Appointee: Karan Carlton
Announce Date: 3-10-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Abilene
Clergy: Steve Patterson (AM)
Appointed To: Abilene, St. Paul UMC
Appointed From: Dalhart, Central UMC
Former Appointee: Felicia Hopkins
Announce Date: 3-10-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: John Nash (FE)
Appointed To: Los Alamos, FUMC
Appointed From: Albuquerque, Mesa View UMC
Former Appointee: Steve Trout
Announce Date: 3-10-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Gary Boles (FE)
Appointed To: Floydada, FUMC
Appointed From: Abilene, Aldersgate UMC
Former Appointee: Ken Peterson
Announce Date: 3-10-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Amarillo
Clergy: Felicia Hopkins (FE)
Appointed To: Amarillo District Superintendent
Appointed From: Abilene, St. Paul UMC
Former Appointee: Paul Bauernfeind
Announce Date: 1-6-19
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Karan Carlton (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Tulia, FUMC
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Neely Landrum (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Olton, FUMC/Spade UMC
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Albuquerque
Clergy: Steve Trout (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Los Alamos, FUMC
Effective Date: 7-1-19

District: Lubbock
Clergy: Ken Peterson (FE)
Appointed To: Retired
Appointed From: Floydada, FUMC
Effective Date: 7-1-19