A Letter from the JCUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee
Brothers and sisters in Christ,
On behalf of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and District Superintendent Doug Thrasher, the Staff Parish Relations Committee at JCUMC is announcing our pastor appointments for 2018-19 year. The United Methodist Church has itinerant pastors, meaning they are appointed for one year commitments and move to where, through prayer and study, the Bishop and cabinet think they are needed to best serve the conference.
We are pleased that Brandon Harris, Lori Osborn, and Brittany Sanders have been
re-appointed to Johns Creek. However after consultation with the SPR committee and our senior pastor, the Bishop and cabinet have elected to appoint a new senior pastor for Johns Creek beginning on June 21. Reverend Dr. Sondra Jones will become the Senior Pastor to a different church in our conference. Because Sondra had previously booked an extended vacation in May, her last worship with us will be Sunday, April 29. On that day we will have a celebration in worship of her leadership and ministry with us here, and a reception after the 11 o’clock service. We also will be communicating soon other ways you can express your thanks and appreciation for her dedicated work for our congregation.
This summer we will welcome the Reverend Dr. Charley Reeb as our new Senior Pastor. Pastor Charley is coming to us after 10 years leading Pasadena Community United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. He and his wife Brandy have a young son Paul and are Atlanta natives, and they are looking forward to being closer to family. Pastor Charley’s official first day will be moving day, June 21, but because of differences in annual conference schedules his first Sunday will likely be July 1.
Changing senior pastors is a spiritual process. We ask that everyone turn to prayer for all our pastors, staff, and leadership. We will pray for Sondra and her new appointment, for our new pastor, and that God’s word will be spread and glorified in each case.
This announcement is being made via email because of difficulty in coordinating message timing with the Florida conference, and there will be follow up from the pulpit on Sunday. More details on the transition will be also available soon. The SPRC is available to answer your questions. Please feel free to reach out to Mike Dudgeon, SPRC chairperson, at
770-490-7983 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
We hope to see everyone in worship and at the reception on April 29th at 12 PM in the Gathering Room to extend our thanks and best wishes to Sondra.
Yours In Christ,
Johns Creek UMC Staff Parish Relations Committee
A Letter from Pastor Sondra