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News at a Glance: New Florida Region and 10 Transfers Announced

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News at a Glance

New Florida Region and 10 Transfers Announced

Ministerial Services announced a new regional pastor and a new region in the U.S. field ministry. Jim Haeffele will become the regional pastor for a new Florida region. Bruce Gore will continue as the regional pastor for the Southeast (without Florida).

A total of 10 ministerial moves were announced for this summer, along with eight circuit changes. Most of the circuit changes are to reduce the load for some pastors who currently serve three congregations. The transfers are:

Jim and Lois Haeffele are moving to serve the Miami and Fort Myers, Florida, congregations and serve as the new regional pastor for Florida.

Ron and Nancy Kelley will replace the Haeffeles in Greensboro, Hickory and Asheville, North Carolina.

Jon and Debbie Pinelli will be moving to serve the Salt Lake City, Utah, and Grand Junction, Colorado, area (replacing Larry and Judy Salyer who are moving to the home office to serve as Media and Communications Services operation manager).

David and Denise Dobson are transferring to the new Huntsville, Alabama, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, circuit.

Eric and Jeannie Evans will replace the Dobsons in Kingsport and Knoxville, Tennessee, and London, Kentucky.

Paul and Tracy Carter are moving to serve the new Bakersfield, Fresno and Stockton, California, circuit.

Roy and Pauline Demarest will move from the Miami and West Palm Beach area to the Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, area.

Bill and Cheryl Jahns will move from South Africa to serve the Columbia and Cumberland, Maryland, and Lewistown, Pennsylvania, area.

Arnold and Ann Hampton will transfer from the Columbia and Cumberland area to serve West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Caribbean.

Earl and Carol Roemer will transfer from Idaho to Alaska to serve the Anchorage and Soldotna congregations as associate pastor. Dennis Luker will continue as the pastor in addition to his other duties.

Pastors with new church circuits are:

Roy and Norma Holladay, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Rome, Georgia.

Fred and Lucretia Kellers, Nashville, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, Kentucky (also senior pastor for Nigeria).

Bruce and Phyllis Gore, Atlanta and Jefferson, Georgia (regional pastor for Southeast region).

Bill and Carolyn Winner, Birmingham and Gadsden, Alabama.

Larry and Bonnie Greider, Los Angeles, California (regional pastor for Southwest region).

Richard Thompson, Ocala and Tallahassee, Florida.

Dale and Mona Schurter, return to retirement.

Jim and Joan Tuck, Oakland and San Jose, California.