Dear New York Annual Conference Family:
I write to publicly thank Reverend Kenny Yi for his service as District Superintendent of the Long Island West District. Kenny has served admirably by sharing in spiritual and relational leadership while supporting the congregations and clergy in the Long Island West District. We will miss his deep spirituality, his great capacity at language fluency, his love of music, and his commitment to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Sungchan Kim, pastor of Marn-Baeksung United Methodist Church as the next District Superintendent of the Long Island West District. This new appointment will begin July 1, 2014. Reverend Kim is a man of deep spirituality, great commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to the connectional system. He is widely known for his skills at resolving conflict and for his reliance on the Holy Spirit. Please keep Reverend Kim and his family in prayer as well as the Long Island West District as this new transformation begins.