The bishop's office has announced new appointments at four different churches.
Lee Packer, a lay supply pastor, began serving at Forest Hills UMC in the East Central District on Sept. 1.
Laura M. Ice, a probationary deacon, moved from First UMC, Brooksville, to Anona UMC, Largo, on Oct. 1. Both churches are in the Gulf Central District.
Donna Bartleson Manwaring, an elder in full connection assigned to Edge Memorial, Groveland, will also assume leadership duties at Mascotte UMC, beginning Nov. 1. The pastor at Mascotte, Richard Turnipseed, has resigned citing health concerns. Those churches are in the North Central District.
David G. Preston, a deacon in full connection, recently began serving part time at Swaim Memorial UMC, Jacksonville, in the North East District. He had been serving at Southside UMC.