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Ministry Milestones Celebrated

Posted: June 7 2023 at 02:00 PM
Author: Victoria Rebeck

Lay and clergy who have completed steps toward confirmation of their ministry are celebrated at Annual  Conference sessions.

This includes lay people in the order of deaconesses and home missioners, and clergy and lay as missionaries.

It includes clergy who are being licensed as local pastors, commissioned as provisional member deacons or elders, and ordained as deacons or elders; and those who are retiring.

The following were celebrated at 2023 Annual Conference:

Recognition of a Consecrated Deaconess

Joann Cultura Melad

Sending Forth of a Missionary

Rev. Jane Eesley

Recognition of Local Pastors

Lino Aragon

Xiomara Aragon-Castro

Joshua D. Brown

Ron DeBaun

Nicholas Joyner

Shalamar Molina-Perez

Jenny Moller

D. Josiah Montgomery

Jacqueline Salgado

Ivan Sarabia

John Marc Sianghio Jr.

Transfers from Other Methodist Denominations

Rev. Satya Sudhaker

Rev. Solomon Sudhakar

Commissioned for the Ministry of an Elder

Jaeeon Cho

Clayton Scott Edwards

G. Morris K. Jarkloh Jr.

Ordination to the Order of Deacons

William Cody Johnson

Ordination to the Order of Elders

Beverly Doreen Dukes

James Fu

Sung-Eun Kim

Elsa Noemi Meza

Elizabeth M. Rutherford

Jieun Mori Siegel

Tyler Swihart-Ward

Retiring Clergy

Cynthia Anderson

Julie Bunt

Susan Flinn-Portee

Brian LeBaron

Claire Marich

Miguel Nieves


Gary Peluso-Verdend

Jim Rough

Jonathan Singleton

Brett Todd

Brad Wilson

Mary Zajac

What is a Deaconess?


What Do United Methodist Missionaries Do?

What is a Local Pastor?

What is Commissioning into Ordained Ministry?

What is a Deacon?

What is an Elder?

Watch a recording of the Celebration of Ministry

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