District Superintendent Announcement

District Superintendent Announcement

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Dear Beloved Sisters and Brothers,

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ!

Rev. Tim RissI am pleased to announce that Reverend Tim Riss will be appointed as District Superintendent of the Catskill Hudson District effective July 1, 2015. He brings a great deal of experience to this position, as a pastor (three of his appointments were in this area) and as a leader in many areas of the life of the New York Annual Conference. At the General Church level he has been elected to General Conference many times and is the head of the clergy delegation this year and is also a Director of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Tim has a heart for ministry, particularly town and country ministry, which will be a gift to this district. His knowledge of the church and his passion for Jesus Christ will be a gift to the conference as he serves in this position.

I know you will pray for Reverend Riss and his family during this transition, for the congregation of the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, for the Catskill Hudson District and for Reverend Jim Moore who has served this district for the past eight years and will retire this year.

In Christ’s love,

Jane Allen Middleton