At the beginning of November, Rob Slocum was hired to pastor the congregation in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Slocum had been serving as an assistant pastor in the Portland, Oregon, congregation with his wife, Tina. We would like to thank John Petrisor for serving as the interim pastor until Mr. Slocum’s arrival. Also in early November, Steven Britt was appointed pastor for the congregations in Columbia (Maryland), Northern Virginia and Richmond (Virginia). Mr. Britt and his wife, Danielle, served those congregations for the past year, assisting pastor Don McCoy. Mr. McCoy will continue to pastor the Delmarva and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) congregations.
At the beginning of January, Kent Foraker was appointed pastor of the congregations in Wichita, Salina and Meade, Kansas. Mr. Foraker and his wife, Kristy, had been assisting the previous pastor, Ed Dowd. Mr. Dowd will continue to pastor the Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma congregations.