UMC Chattanooga District Announces New Ministerial Appointments

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New ministerial appointments for United Methodist church in the Chattanooga District have been announced. These include the Rev. Brenda F. Carroll, Chattanooga District Superintendent; the Rev. Dale Wyrick, Signal Crest UMC; the Rev. Bruce Gaylon, Red Bank; the Rev. Jim Diehl, First UMC Whitwell and Havron's Chapel; the Rev. Will Lauderback, McFarland UMC; the Rev. Charles Ensminger, Harrison UMC; the Rev. Christina DowlingSoka, Wauhatchie UMC; the Rev. Joe DowlingSoka, St. Elmo UMC; and the Rev.

Annette Flynn, Wildwood.

Rev. Wyrick, a pastor for 40 years, formerly served churches in Spring City. Rev. Galyon came from Central UMC in Knoxville and had formerly been pastor of several churches in the Cleveland District. Rev. Ensminger came from Blountville UMC and had been pastor of several other churches in the Cleveland District. Rev.Lauderback had been an associate pastor at First Broad Street in Kingsport. Rev. Flynn had been on a leave of absence after serving as an assistant at Signal Crest. Rev. Christiana DowlingSoka was an associate pastor at Munsey Memorial in Johnson City and the Rev. Joe DowlingSoka had been pastor of First UMC in Bristol.

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Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

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Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

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The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)