A message from Pastor Ron...
After 4 decades of fulfilling my call to ministry through the Methodist Appointment System, I feel it is time to leave the appointment system at the end of my current appointment here – June 30, 2017. On my next birthday, I will be 70 years old/young. With whatever time I have left, I want to focus full time on writing those books I have been planning to write for the past 40 years!
I have been blessed in all the churches that I have been privileged to serve. I have met so many wonderful people and the decade that I have served here University City is the crown of them all. Thank you for the kindness, the support, and the grace that you have given me. My life is enriched by being here and I will always treasure my experiences with all of you. I do not know of a better church to end my appointment ministry than right here at UCUMC!
A new Senior Pastor will be appointed here effective July 1, 2017. Our Staff Parrish Relations Committee and the District Superintendent are already consulting on the process and an announcement will be made some time in May after the Bishop and Cabinet have made the appointment choice.
I am confident that the Holy Spirit will guide the decision and choice that the Bishop and Cabinet will make. I believe that I was the right person at the right time in the life of University City and I am confident that the Holy Spirit will choose the next “right person” for this time in the life of University City UMC.
I will miss you all and I can’t fully express how much you all mean to me and my family. Keep me in your prayers as I will keep University City in mine.
Blessings to you all,