SOUTHERN HILLS DISTRICT
Time for Renewal
To follow the Commandment to “Love the Lord with our heart and soul and strength,” we need to take Sabbath time. I will be taking my renewal leave this summer, starting after Annual Conference and continuing until early August. This is an expectation at some point for each District Superintendent because of the nature of the work. It has been 6 years since Steve Court took renewal time when he was District Superintendent in the Southern Hills. My time will allow a renewed focus on the gifts of my
husband, extended family, and friends. My niece from Denver recently graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and is seeking a job and employment in Columbus. She attended the UMW Assemble with me recently, an example of blessings my family brings.
There will be another District Superintendent on call, so please check with Mollie Gerlach, our District Administrative Assistant, if you have needs or questions. She graciously published her cell phone number in the District Directory and takes text messages, but please limit your requests of her time outside of the office hours for those things that need more immediate attention than an e-mail to email@example.com, phone voicemail at the office (740-255- 5691) of letter to PO Box 340 Cambridge, OH 43725 would accomplish. I am very greatful for Mollie’s knowledge and leadership and for the ways that each pastor and church leader makes themselves available for others. We support one another in powerful ways in this district and can be even more aware than usual of how to help those who are starting new responsibilities or needing support, particularly in our Compass Groups!
I hope and pray that you find weekly times for renewal, as well as special stretches when you can renew your own spirit, mind and body. I will continue to hold you up in my prayers as I seek the Lord in this time apart.
Thanks and Blessings Always to those concluding ministry.
We thank these dear pastors and their wives as they conclude years of powerful ministry:
Rev. Rick and Marilyn Burkhardt as they conclude ministry at Newport & Hills UMC’s.
Pastor Sturman and Shirley Moore as they conclude ministry at Christ UMC.
Pastor Gene and Ann Miller as they conclude ministry at Morristown UMC.
May God’s richest blessings follow them always!
Welcome and Prayers in New Relationships beginning:
We greet and pray for the following Pastors as they begin new work among us:
Rick Carpenter, serving Newport UMC (in addition to Sand Hill UMC)
Richard Cox, serving Morristown UMC
Wendy Erb, serving Hills UMC
Tina Gallaher, serving Cambridge: First UMC
Lisa Kropinak, serving New Concord UMC
Kenny Maylone, serving Caldwell UMC
Randy Weaver, serving Cambridge: Christ UMC
Joel Weekley, serving McConnelsville: Trinity UMC
Mark Zimmer, serving Jerusalem and Somerton UMC’s
Note: Bloomfield and Lebanon will have lay servants/exploring candidates Chris Wells &
David Rinkes as pastors. A Pastor of Record will be arranged to assist with sacraments.
- Rev. Gail Angel, District Superintendent
Southern Hills District:
Rev. Gail Angel
641 Steubenville Avenue
Cambridge OH 43725
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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