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Bishop Hagiya’s Appointment Announcement 2019-2020 (#2)

“I See a New Church” is the theme of the upcoming 35th Session of the California-Pacific Conference 2019. As we as a denomination and an annual conference live into this changing reality, Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya and his cabinet wish to share the following clergy appointments that have been confirmed to date. Except where noted, each appointment will begin July 1, 2019.

East District

  • Rev. Eva Thai-Erwin to Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Arcadia
  • Rev. Luan-Vu Tran to Brea UMC, 100% full time

Hawaii District

  • Rev. James Choi to Bethany Korean UMC
  • Rev. Son Hye Kim to Ala Lani UMC  
  • Pastor Hee Kyun (Steve) Noh to Christ UMC of Honolulu, Associate Pastor

North District

  • Pastor Michelle Andrews to Valencia UMC, Associate Pastor
  • Rev. Erin McPhee to First UMC of Ventura, Co-Pastor
  • Rev. Matthew McPhee to First UMC of Ventura, Co-Pastor
  • Rev. Sam Park to ReNew UM Mission, South Pasadena, effective January 1, 2019
  • Rev. Paul Tangonan to Crescenta Valley UMC
  • Rev. Seung-Il Whang to Immanuel UMC of Los Angeles

South District

  • Pastor Bailey Brawner to Mission Hills UMC
  • Rev. Dr. Paul Capetz to Christ Church by the Sea

West District

  • Pastor Lyda Eddington to Westchester UMC
  • Rev. Kee Ho Hwang to Chinese UMC, Los Angeles, 100% full time
  • Rev. Keith Uesugi-Hwang to West District 50% and St Paul’s UMC of Redondo Beach, 50%
  • Rev. Sunyoung Park to Hope UMC of Torrance

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

Further appointment announcements will be made at the appropriate time.