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July 3, 2018

Bishop Hagiya’s Appointments Announcement 2018 (July 1, 2018)

We are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2018, Bishop Grant J. Hagiya appoints the following pastors to the churches indicated beside their names.

This new announcement includes pastors whose appointment was previously announced.

Please note that this Appointment Announcement is not the Master Appointment List which will soon be made available.

Hawaii District

  • Aiea Korean UMC – Rev. Sangyong Jung
  • Christ UMC of Honolulu – Rev. In Kwon Jun
  • First Tongan UMC (75%) – Rev. Malakai Tatafu
  • Hilo UMC (50%), Associate – Pastor Malakai Pahulu
  • Honoka’a UMC (75%) – Pastor Joyce Latu
  • Kahalu’u UMC – Rev. Won-Seok Yuh
  • Kailua UMC – Rev. Brian Belting
  • Kam-Nam UMC – Rev. Sung Ki Lee
  • Kilohana UMC – Rev. Jaemin Lim
  • Kona UMC (75%), Associate – Pastor Vaokotone Teaupa

West District

  • Faith UMC of Torrance – Rev. Allison Mark
  • Grace UMC of Long Beach – Rev. J. Daniel Lewis
  • Grace UMC of Los Angeles – Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth
  • Hollywood UMC, Associate – Rev. Denyse Barnes
  • Holman UMC – Bishop Warner Brown
  • Kardia UMC (75%), Associate – Rev. Suzana Kim
  • Kum Ran UMC – Rev. Dr. Brian Suk-Boo Lee
  • Los Angeles Gospel UM Mission – Rev. Dr. Hoyong Kim
  • Venice UMC – Pastor Benedicta Ogbonnaya
  • Wilshire UMC – Rev. Daniel Shin

North District

  • El Buen Pastor UMC (75%) – Rev. M. Guadalupe Alonso-Redondo
  • First UMC of North Hollywood – Rev. Steve Peralta
  • First UMC of Reseda – Rev. Tonya Harris
  • First UMC of Ventura – Rev. Tim Mull
  • Immanuel UMC of Los Angeles (25%) – Rev. Moo Keun Ham
  • La Cañada UMC – Rev. Karin Ellis
  • Lancaster UMC (75%), Associate Pastor of Chinese Ministry – Pastor Bing-Lei Sung
  • Ojai UMC – Rev. Rachel deBos-Haigler
  • Santa Clarita UMC – Rev. Elaine Cho
  • Valencia UMC – Rev. Nicole Reilley
  • Van Nuys UMC – Rev. Jun Sup Ahn
  • Director of Hispanic/Latino Ministry and Borders Concerns with the California-Pacific Conference – Rev. Joel Hortiales
  • North District: Change Manager (50%) – Rev. Mary Dennis
  • Pasadena First UMC (25%), Welcome/Connections; Camp Sky Meadows, Camp Manager (50%); Hope International University (25%), Adjunct Instructor – Rev. Deborah Shepherd-Webster

East District

  • Banning UMC – Rev. Tanh Thien Tran
  • Faith UMC of San Gabriel (50%) – Pastor Xiaoxian Ren
  • La Puente First UMC (25%) – Pastor Jeffery Lamar Grant
  • Montebello UMC (25%) – Rev. Miguel A. DeGuzman
  • New Beginnings UMC, Pastor of Mission and Outreach – Pastor Rafael Deras
  • New Beginnings UMC, Executive Pastor – Rev. David A. McGlocklin
  • New Beginnings UMC, Pastor of Discipleship – Rev. Antonio Neil Platon III
  • Palm Springs UMC – Rev. Jane Voigts
  • San Dimas UMC (25%) – Pastor Langi Lolohea
  • Trinity UMC of Pomona (25%) – Rev. Dung Thien Le
  • UMC of La Mirada (50%), Assistant District Director, South (50%) – Rev. Allison Paige Eaves
  • Victorville UMC (75%) – Rev. Carrie Cesar
  • District Superintendent, East District – Rev. Melissa MacKinnon
  • Associate Director of Leadership, Connectional Ministries – Rev. Darin Arntson
  • Claremont School of Theology – Director, Writing and Speech Center; Associate Director,  Worship Council – Rev. Stephanie Rice

South District

  • Aldersgate UMC of Tustin – Rev. Timothy Ellington
  • Chapel of the Hills UMC (75%) – Rev. Kristie Warren Grimaud
  • Clairemont Christian Fellowship – Rev. Riley McRae
  • Community UMC of Borrego Springs – Rev. Dr. Son-Pom Ye
  • First UMC of Huntington Beach (Surf City Church) – Rev. Amy Yoon
  • First UMC of San Diego, Interim Lead Pastor – Rev. Philip Amerson
  • Good Shepherd UMC of Westminster (50%), Associate – Pastor Khuong Chau
  • Imperial Beach Mission Congregation (formerly Imperial Beach UMC) – Rev. John Griffin-Atil
  • Leisure World Community UMC – Rev. Johan Dodge
  • Mission Hills (75%), Associate – Rev. Jeanette Bragunier (as of April 15, 2018)
  • Nestor UMC – Rev. Luis Alberto Garcia
  • North Coast UMC – Rev. Michael Andrew Davis
  • Santa Ana UMC (75%) Parish Associate, El Getsemani (25%) – Rev. Dr. Ruben Esponda
  • St. Mark’s UMC of San Diego, Associate – Rev. Lydia Sohn
  • St. Paul’s UMC of Coronado (50%), Associate – Rev. Susan Juergensen (as of May 1, 2018)
  • St. Paul’s UMC of San Diego (75%), Chollas View UMC (25%), Senior Pastor – Rev. Dr. Eugenio Raphael
  • Sun City UMC – Rev. Dr. Benjamin Ellis
  • University UMC of Irvine – Rev. Catherine Capp
  • Associate Director of New Ministries, Connectional Ministries – Rev. J. Anthony Boger
  • Navy Chaplain – Rev. Francisco Garcia-Velasquez