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East Central District

2221 Lee Road Suite #21
Winter Park, FL  32789
(407) 636-9240


Update on the East Central District Office

During the pandemic, The East Central District Office is closed to visitors, but the work of the staff continues. We are here for you! You can reach us by email.

District Superintendent, Dr. Bob Bushong 
Administrative Assistant, Claudia Sava 

East Central District Clergy Moves

Let us lift these clergy, their families and the local churches in prayer, in the hope that we will more fully participate in our mission— “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” (Book of Discipline, ¶ 120).

New Appointments in the East Central District
Azalea Park UMC, Orlando - Clark McClain
Casa Vida UMC - Rodolfo Martinez Ochoa
College Park UMC, Orlando, associate - Craig Willson
Edge Memorial UMC, Groveland - Jeff Taylor (effective January 1, 2020)
First UMC, Eustis - Jay Kowalski
First UMC, Lake Alfred - Victoria Guthrie
First UMC, Lake Wales/Indian Lake UMC, Indian Lake Estates - Esther Robinson
First UMC, St Cloud - Cathy Thacker
First UMC, Winter Park, first associate - Rachel DeLaune
First UMC, Winter Park, second associate - Jon Tschanz
Lake Helen UMC - Terry Medlin (effective February 1, 2020)
Lena Vista UMC, Auburndale - Jeanne Icenhour
Montverde UMC - Bill Delia
Orange City UMC - Ryan DeLaune
Pine Ridge Fellowship - Michael Wycuff (effective April 2020)
University Carillon UMC, Oviedo - Jamie Westlake (effective January 16, 2020)
Zellwood UMC - John Griswold

New Extension Appointments
Iván Gonzalez - Holistic Counseling Group LLC
Rachel Paul Hartman - Tampa General Hospital (effective August 10, 2020)
Cathy Thacker - Community Hope Center

EC Clergy receiving appointments out of the East Central District
Bobby Brooks - Deer Lake UMC, Tallahassee
Gary & Jayne Rideout - St Andrew's, Brandon - co-pastors
Nicole Logan - Pasadena Community UMC, St Petersburg - associate
Wilma Reyes - Killian Pines UMC, Miami

Transfer In
Jonathan Tarman

Transfer Out
Gary Shockley - Susquehanna Conference

Marilyn Beecher (effective January 1, 2020)
Janet Chilcote
Jeff Kantz
Joe MacLaren (effective January 16, 2020)
Drew Parsons