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Methodist ministers to take on new assignments

New appointments at area United Methodist churches were announced June 7 during the 36th session of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.

New pastors in the Rock Hill District will preach their first sermons at their new churches on Sunday. They are:

• The Rev. Scott Cloninger, appointed to the Heath Springs Charge, Heath Springs.

• The Rev. Larry Hyder, appointed to the Hickory Grove Charge, Hickory Grove.

• The Rev. Jim Elder, appointed midyear to Camp Creek United Methodist Church, Lancaster, will continue in his appointment there.

• The Rev. Nellie Cloninger, appointed to Grace United Methodist Church, Lancaster.

• The Rev. Kyle Randle, appointed to St. Luke United Methodist Church, Lancaster.

• The Rev. Bert Watson, appointed as Interim to Bethel United Methodist Church in Rock Hill.

• The Rev. Michael Vandiver, appointed to Friendship United Methodist Church.

• The Rev. William Dargan, appointed to the Rock Hill Central Charge

• The Rev. Frederick Yebuah, appointed to the St. James -York Charge.

Those leaving the Rock Hill District and their new appointments are:

• The Rev. Chris B. Snelgrove, leaving the Chester Circuit Charge, Chester, will be in the Spartanburg District at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.

• The Rev. Ada A. Charles, leaving the Heath Springs Charge, Heath Springs, will be in the Greenwood District at the O'Neal Street-Ebenezer Charge.

• The Rev. R. Wayne Pearce, leaving the Hickory Grove Charge, Hickory Grove, will be in the Anderson District at the West Anderson Charge.

• The Rev. Sam S. Warwick, leaving Grace United Methodist Church, Lancaster, will be in the Columbia District at the Mill Creek-McLeod Charge.

• The Rev. Mike Smith, leaving St. Luke United Methodist Church, Lancaster, will be in the Orangeburg District at St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

• The Rev. Jack Walters, leaving Bethel United Methodist Church, Rock Hill, will be in the Spartanburg District at the Cherokee Springs-Liberty Charge.

• The Rev. John Bauknight, leaving Friendship United Methodist Church, Rock Hill, will be in the Greenwood District at Leesville United Methodist Church.

• The Rev. Cassandra Pasley-Jackson, leaving the Rock Hill Central Charge, will make her new home in the Greenville District at the South Greenville Charge.

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