It is the intention of Bishop Bruce Ough to assign the Reverend Pat Hinker as lead interim pastor and Reverend David Wheeler will serve as part-time visitation interim pastor of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church; and acting on behalf of the congregation, the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) has affirmed the Bishop’s intention.
Both Reverends Pat and David are retired Methodist pastors who have a passion for continued ministry and service as interims. Throughout Rev. Pat’s call to ministry, she has brought with her a deep passion for and expertise in preaching and leading compassionately through change. Pastor David brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the area of pastoral care as well as preaching.
Each church member’s supportive prayers and acts of kindness during the transition period will be greatly appreciated by all of the involved persons.