2017 – 2018 Appointments

We are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2017, Bishop Grant Hagiya intends to appoint the following pastors to the churches indicated beside their names:

Hawaii District

  • Rev. Freda Baliao to West Kauai UMC (OE) 75%
  • Rev. Olivia Latu to Kahuku UMC 75%
  • Rev. Tom Choi to Honolulu First UMC
  • Rev. Robert Lloyd to Aiea UMC
  • Rev. Amy Wake to Trinity Pearl City UMC
  • Rev. Sam Nam to Parker UMC
  • Pastor In Kwon Jun to Associate pastor at Christ UMC

West District

  • Rev. Kyung Hwan Oh to Zion Korean
  • Rev. Esther Dang to West Anaheim (OE)
  • Rev. Mandy McDow to Los Angeles First UMC
  • Rev. Victor Cyrus-Franklin to Inglewood First UMC
  • Rev. Floyd McKeithen to Culver Palms UMC

North District

  • Rev. Les Lungren to Paso Robles 75% (OE)
  • Rev. Dr. Walter Dilg, Jr. to Westlake Village UMC
  • Rev. John Wang to Friendly Valley UMC
  • Rev. Erin Stenberg to Palmdale UMC: Associate
  • Rev. Rachel Tabutol to Westlake Village UMC: Associate

East District

  • Rev. Paula Ferris to Fullerton First UMC
  • Rev. Jackeline Vives LP to Wesley UMC, Riverside
  • Rev. Min Kyu Park to La Verne UMC
  • Rev. David Jamir to Covina UMC
  • Rev. Jin Mo Koo to Covenant Pomona UMC
  • Rev. Richard Bentley to St. Matthews UMC, Hacienda Heights
  • Rev. Dr. Krista Givens to Walnut UMC
  • Rev. Angela Galanis Price to Whittier First UMC
  • Rev. Hee Jung Yu to Redlands University UMC/Emmanuel UMC San Bernardino

South District

  • Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth to Voluntary Leave
  • Rev. Adiel DePano to Santa Ana UMC
  • Rev. Eric Smith to St. Andrews UMC, San Clemente
  • Rev. Greg Batson to Foothills UMC, La Mesa
  • Rev. Michelle Park to San Luis Rey Valley UMC
  • Rev. John Demaree to Ramona UMC
  • Rev. Lynn Munson to Laguna Beach UMC
  • Rev. Valerie Weise to Hemet UMC
  • Rev. Phil Wood to La Jolla UMC
  • Rev. Joshua Clough* to Associate Pastor Church of the Resurrection (Kansas City District of the Great Plains Conference)
  • Benjamin Camp (To be Commisioned on Elder Track) to Associate First United Methodist Church of Escondido

When additional appointments are confirmed, they will be shared with you so that you may hold the pastors and congregations in prayer as they prepare to work together in building life giving ministries in their communities.

*Effective May 1, 2017

2016 – 2017 Appointments