At the beginning of January, Scott McKeon was appointed pastor of the congregations in Phoenix Northwest and Northern Arizona. Mr. McKeon and his wife, Carrie, had been assisting the previous pastor, Jim Tuck. Mr. McKeon will also continue to assist pastor Randy Schreiber with the congregation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Monte Knudson was appointed pastor of the congregations in Phoenix East and the Bible study group in Show Low, Arizona, in addition to his responsibility as senior pastor for East Africa. Mr. Knudson and his wife, Susie, had been assisting the previous pastor, Jim Tuck.
Jim Tuck will continue to pastor in Hawaii in addition to his service as a regional pastor for the Southwest region. Mr. Tuck has also been appointed regional pastor over the South Central region, replacing Mark Welch.
In February, Ken Skorseth was named pastor of the congregations in Fargo, Bismarck and Minot, North Dakota, following the death of pastor Herb Teitgen. Mr. Skorseth was ordained an elder in 1986, and has served for many years in the Watertown, South Dakota congregation with his wife, Dianne.
On Feb. 25, David Chornomaz was re-credentialed by the United Church of God. He and his wife, Donna, serve in the Hartford, Connecticut, congregation.