Appointment Announcements

See the full 2018 appointment list as announced at Annual Conference. 

Previously announced appointments:

Bishop Scott J. Jones announces the following appointments effective July 1, 2018:

May 21, 2018

Frank Acosta from Fairbanks Hispanic Community to Conroe First Associate (effective June 1)

Elizabeth Guillardo from Fairbanks Hispanic Community to Conroe First Associate (effective June 1)

Toney Miller to Deweyville

Curtis Matthys from Sealy to Port Neches First

Vickie Hough to South Liberty

Rick Tate from Onalaska to Buna

Tom Stephenson from Methodist Hospital to Harbor Hospice

John Thomas from Frankston Mt. Vernon/Neches to Carroll Springs

Michael Caldwell from Clute to Hemphill/Pineland

Carmen Rickel from Elkhart First/Slocum to Elkhart First

Allison Thompson from Bascom/Winona to Bascom

Beverly Woodard from Orange Salem to Hawkins Circuit

Allyson Penny to Payne Springs

Dan Vickers to Winona

Michael McDonald to Tyler Dayspring Associate

Chuck Bratz to Frankston Mt. Vernon/Neches (Supply)

Ernest Bryson to Baytown St. John’s

Jack McMahon to Lovelady Center Hill (Supply)

Jerry Martin from North Carolina to Brookland/Lake Rayburn

David Henry from Bryan First Associate to College Station Christ Associate (effective August 1)

David Kennedy to Rehobeth/Allison Chapel

Michael Harris To Wells Falvey Memorial

Patti Bergfeld to Austin Tarrytown

Kefentse Risher from Huntsville Pleasant Grove to Huntsville Pleasant Grove/Huntsville St. Paul’s

Don Crutcher to Queen City

Mark Porterfield to Thorndale/Pleasant Retreat


May 7, 2018

Dave Meadows from Houston, Cornerstone to retirement

Melissa Crawford from Mims Chapel to retirement (effective May 1)

Sharon Sabom from Mauriceville/Deweyville to Pattison

Lee Elder from Houston Riverside to Houston Riverside/St. Mark’s Patterson

James Smith from Shepherd to Kountze/Warren

Emigdio Rosales from Conroe First Associate to Tyler New Church Start (effective June 1)

Danny Rivera to Fairbanks Hispanic Community (effective June 1)

Nancy Cobbs from Trinity to Dickinson First Associate

Steven Lightfoot from Splendora Countryside to Splendora Countryside/Shepherd 

Godfrey Hubert from The Foundry Co-Pastor to The Foundry Pastor Emeritus/Community Involvement Strategist

Ray Hughes from The Foundry Co-Pastor to The Foundry Senior Pastor

Clay Smallwood to Houston Lakewood Associate

Adrienne Anderson to Longview Grace Crossing Associate


April 30, 2018

Trey Comstock from Lexington/Blue to Palestine Grace

Jeff Stull from Buna First to Beaumont Forest Park/China

Ben Lohmer from Pattison to Houston Cornerstone

Michael Peschke from Port Neches First to Lindale

Melinda Thompson from seminary to The Woodlands Christ Associate

Erik Gragert to Fulshear Associate

Mike Fraley from Frankston First to Frankston First/Brushy Creek (effective June1)

Franklin Rodriguez from Bear Creek Associate to Aviva

Jerry Turner to Gilmer, Hopewell (effective May 1)

David Banks from White Oak/Kilgore, Crossroads to White Oak

Shawn Heatherly from Henderson, St Paul/Goodsprings to Kilgore, Crossroads 

Richard Dowden from Bettie to retirement

Richard Carl from Pittsburg, Reeves Chapel to Pittsburg, Reeves Chapel/Bettie

Jason Copes to Coldspring Mt. Zion/Huntsville Warren Chapel

David Barton from Rocky Mountain Conference to Vidor First

Erin Muckleroy from Tyler Pollard Associate to Van

Stew Grant from John Brown University (Arkansas) to The Woodlands Associate

Kimberly Constant from seminary to The Woodlands Associate

Develous Bright from Marshall Ebenezer to Orange Salem (effective May 1)                                                          

David Lieberman to Memorial Hermann Hospital Chaplaincy (effective May 1)


April 23, 2018

Lawrence Young to Klein Associate 

Rick Ivey from Lindale to Beaumont Wesley

Katy Ware Haislet from Hempstead First to College Station A&M Associate 

John Montgomery from Beaumont Forest Park/China to Hempstead First

Mark McClanahan from Van to Normangee/Flynn

Billy Watson from Kountze to League City Watershed

David Barton from Rocky Mountain Conference to Vidor (June 1)

Irv White from Houston Windsor Village Associate to Houston Ashford

Ed Fisher from Hawkins Circuit to Malakoff First

Mark Grafenreed from Methodist Hospital CPE to Windsor Village Associate

Erica Koolstra (PL) to Gilmer, Soules Chapel

Shuler Sitsch to Houston Lakewood Associate


April 16, 2018 

Lance Richards from League City Watershed to Austin Tarrytown (Rio Texas Conference) 

Patty Wehn-Glowski from Madisonville First to Giddings/Paige 

Jim Jackson from Normangee/Flynn to Madisonville First 

Parker Zimmerman from Richmond Faith Associate to Katy St. Peter’s Associate 

Marquice Hobbs from seminary to Richmond Faith Associate 

Rick Tate from Onalaska to Lake Rayburn 


April 9, 2018 

Robert Besser from Beaumont Wesley to Center of Congregational Excellence

Phil Chamberlin from Palestine Grace to Port Arthur Temple

Terry Cashion from Panola, Mt. Zion/Bethel, Elysian Fields to Dekalb First

Tim Turner from Beaumont Wesley Associate to Panola, Mt. Zion/Bethel, Elysian Fields

Jeremy Wester from Texas City First to Cypress Associate

Kris Bagley from Katy St. Peters Associate to Houston Foundry Fry Road Campus

Jill Daniel from Beaumont Trinity Associate to Congregational Excellence Staff

Katie Eichler from Certified Candidate to Houston St. Mark’s

Burt Palmer from Amarillo Polk Street (Northwest Texas) to Kingwood

James Littleton from Dickinson First Associate to Texas City First/Grace

Daniel Childs from Houston Lakewood Associate to a new faith community (North Carolina)

Rene Truan from unappointed to Houston Foundry Associate


April 2, 2018 

Jacob Atuahene-Nsowaah from M.D. Anderson Hospital (Central Texas Conference) to retirement 

Glynden Bode from Spirit’s Call Ministries (Extension Ministry) to retirement 

Tim Edwards from Giddings First/Paige to retirement 

Randy Fitzgerald from Marshall Summit to retirement 

David Hicks from Lake Rayburn/Brookeland to retirement 

Hazel Jackson from Houston Ashford to retirement 

Pamela Jackson from Needville First to retirement 

Charles Kimble from Malakoff First to retirement 

Richard Laster from Gilmer First to retirement 

Garry Masterson from Dayton First to retirement 

Jack McMahon from Groveton First/Prairie View to retirement 

Jim Reiter from College Station A&M to retirement 

Douglas Smith from Ore City to retirement 

Robert Stutes from Roanoke Mount Pleasant (Virginia) to retirement 

Ernie Turney from Kirbyville First to retirement 

Andy Noel from Central South Superintendent to Houston Chapelwood Executive Pastor 

Jesse Brannen from Center of Congregational Excellence to Central South Superintendent 

Guy Williams from Port Arthur Temple to Dayton First 

Joel McKinnon from Cypress Associate to Angleton First 

Dick Dobbins from Gladewater First to Marshall Summit 

Roger Clayton from Livingston First Associate to Needville 

Brian Waddell from Athens Carroll Springs to Livingston First Associate

Kelli Eldridge from The Woodlands Christ Associate to Kingwood Strawbridge Associate 

Jennifer Jordan from seminary to Klein Associate 

Colin Bagby from Maumelle First Associate (Arkansas Conference) to Memorial Drive Associate 

Matthew Smith from Dekalb First to Gilmer First 

Kara Mitchell from Gilmer Soules Chapel to Ore City 

David Lee from unappointed to Gladewater First