This time of year is prime moving time for a lot of folks particularly pastors. And United Methodists like to do it all at once, following their annual conference.
Sorry, I'm a little late getting this out, but 11 area Methodist churches are getting new leaders, the largest of which is Asbury United Methodist in Bossier City. Here's the list released by the conference of their new appointments:
Asbury United Methodist Church, Bossier City: Rev. Douglas de Graffenried
Wesley Chapel, Coushatta: the Rev. Jonathan King
Love Chapel, Haughton: the Rev. Mollie McGee
Longstreet, Logansport: the Rev. S. Kemper Smith
First United Methodist, Minden: the Rev. John Cannon
Ringgold: the Rev. John Dilworth
Lakeview, Shreveport: the Rev. Mark Strickland
North Highlands, Shreveport: the Rev. Burton Blair
Northpoint, Shreveport: the Rev. Steven Fowler
St. Luke’s, Shreveport: the Rev. Terry Love
Springhill: the Rev. Walter Parker
Welcome to all of you who are new to the area. I hope you find a thriving faith community.