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Appointment Announcement 2020-2021 (June 2020)

Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya and his Appointive Cabinet wish to share the following clergy appointment updates that have been confirmed to date. Except where noted, each appointment will begin July 1, 2020.

EAST DISTRICT:

  • Covenant UMC – Rev. Sang Ho Yi
  • Covina UMC – Rev. Lily Villamin
  • First UMC of Upland – Rev. Dr. Ben Ellis
  • La Habra UMC – Rev. Karen Tannheimer
  • La Puente First UMC, 25% – Pastor Amalia Ruiz
  • Monrovia UMC, 50% – Pastor Jeffery Grant
  • Morongo Basin Coop. Parish: Twentynine Palms UMC, 25% + Yucca Valley UMC, 50% – Pastor Akanesi Tupou
  • Ontario UMC, 50% + East District, Change Manager, 50% – Rev. Catie Coots
  • Placentia UMC, 50% – Pastor Broghan Hunt
  • San Gabriel First UMC, Co-Pastor – Rev. Dr. Se Hee Han
  • San Gabriel First UMC, Co-Pastor – Rev. Dr. Chin Cheak Yu
  • Sierra Madre UMC – Rev. Sharon Snapp-Kolas
  • Shepherd of the Hills UMC of Monterey Park – Rev. John Yoon
  • Wesley UMC of Riverside, 75% + San Dimas, 25% – Pastor Langi Lolohea

HAWAII DISTRICT:

  • Aiea UMC – Rev. Sam Nam
  • District Superintendent – Rev. Moonyoung Lee
  • Ewa Beach UMC, 25% – Pastor Pauline Taumalolo
  • Harris UMC – Rev. Won-Seok Yuh
  • Hilo UMC – Rev. Alena Uhamaka
  • Immanuel UMC of Saipan, 50% – Pastor Monalisa (Lupi) Halapua
  • Kahalu’u UMC – Pastor Mosese Taufalele
  • Kahuku UMC, 75% – Pastor Sione Taukolo
  • Keolumana UMC – Pastor Joy Yun
  • Parker UMC – Rev. John (Sione) Finau
  • Waianae UMC, 75%  – Rev. Olivia Latu

NORTH DISTRICT:

  • Camarillo UMC – Rev. Dr. Elbert Kim
  • Glendale First UMC – Rev. Kristopher Tate
  • Immanuel UMC of Los Angeles – Rev. Sangman Shin
  • Malibu UMC – Rev. Erin Stenberg
  • North District Union, Change Manager – Rev. Dr. Mary Dennis
  • Ojai UMC – Pastor Jaime Lyn Nieves
  • Palmdale First UMC, Associate Pastor –  Pastor Jon Gentry
  • St. James UMC, 50% – Rev. Malyong Yi
  • St. Paul’s UMC of Oxnard – Rev. Rachel deBos-Haigler
  • Thousand Oaks UMC – Rev. Anna Mulford
  • Woodland Hills UMC – Rev. Seung-il Whang

SOUTH DISTRICT:

  • Chapel of the Hills UMC (Descanso), 75% – Pastor Katherine Hunter
  • First UMC of El Centro – Pastor Nema LeCuyer
  • First UMC of National City – Rev. Nelson Castorillo
  • First UMC of San Diego – Rev. Trudy Robinson (January 1, 2020)
  • First UMC of San Diego, Associate Pastor – Rev. Dr. Hannah Ka
  • Foothills UMC, Associate Pastor – Rev. Kristie Grimaud
  • Hope Korean Community – Pastor Jung Min Kim
  • Korean UMC of San Diego, Abundant Life Community, Associate Pastor, English Language Ministry – Rev. Ken Roh
  • La Jolla UMC – Rev. Robert Rhodes
  • La Mesa First UMC – Rev. Christian DeMent
  • Pacific Beach – Rev. Lori Leopold
  • Santee UMC – Rev. Jaime Pangman
  • St. Mark’s UMC of San Diego – Rev. Darin Arntson
  • Sun City UMC – Rev. Dr. David Jamir
  • University UMC of Irvine, Associate Pastor, Korean Language Ministry, 75% – Rev. Hong Yun (Brandon) Won

WEST DISTRICT:

  • Holman UMC – Rev. Dr. Kenneth Walden
  • Lakewood First UMC, 75% – Rev. Nestor Gerente
  • Norwalk UMC – Rev. Jackeline Vives
  • Rolling Hills UMC, Associate Pastor, 50% – Pastor Kristin Reksc
  • Wayside UMC, 50% – Pastor Mary Ann Pickard
  • Wilmington First UMC – Rev. Cheol Hwan Kwak
  • Wilshire UMC, Pastor – Rev. Jin Mo Koo
  • Wilshire UMC, Associate Pastor – Rev. Suzana Kim

Please keep these pastors and their families, as well as the congregations they leave and those who will receive them, in your prayers.

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