This Sunday, our Church Council announced that Pastor Dennis McCleary ("PD") will be the next pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church! It was a quick process. Last Sunday, it was announced that the Bohanans were being moved. On Tuesday evening, the Council met to process the news and discuss the kind of leadership we need going forward. On Thursday night, they met with our District Superintendent. On Friday morning, the DS, Bishop, and Cabinet consulted via conference call, and on Saturday morning our new pastor was introduced to the Council.
The Council is grateful for the prayerful consideration of Bethany's mission and needs and excited to partner with our new pastoral leader. Pastor JP, the Council, and staff, will be working with PD during the transition period.
Stay tuned for more details and be in prayer for Bethany, the Bohanans, Pastor Dennis and Jean McCleary, and all our churches through this time of change!