2014 Retirements

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson announces retirement of the following Eastern Pennsylvania Conference clergy members, effective July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. Those listed here are ordained elders, unless they are indicated as local pastors. Districts are indicated in parentheses. (The licenses of retired local pastors are returned to their respective district offices.)

  • Rev. Carolene S. Brubaker from Lancaster: Community UMC (Southwest), December 31, 2013
  • Rev. Denita Connor (Was on Leave of Absence)
  • Rev. Thomas C. Davis-Shappell from Thorndale UMC (Southeast)
  • Rev. Kenneth E. DeWalt from Douglassville: Hope UMC (Central)
  • Rev. James Fryer, Local Pastor, from Drehersville: Salem UMC and New Ringgold: Zion UMC (Northwest)
  • Rev. Robert L. Hachtman, Jr. from Bethlehem: Fritz Memorial (Northeast)
  • Rev. Thomas N. Hall as of February 1, 2014 (Was on-loan to Yellowstone Conference)
  • Rev. Gordon E. Hendrickson from Extension Ministries (Southeast), March 1, 2014. He will continue to serve as Coordinator of Congregational Ministries for the EPA Conference (part-time).
  • Rev. Joseph P. Henry, Local Pastor, from Parryville UMC (Northeast), June 30, 2013
  • Rev. Barbara L. Housley from Mountainhome UMC (Northeast)
  • Rev. Dr. Richard A. Johnson (Was on-loan to Kentucky Conference
  • Rev. Dr. Edward C. Kimes from East Stroudsburg UMC (Northeast)
  • Rev. Melvin I. Leaman Honorable Location (Southeast), November 30, 2013
  • Rev. John Lewis, Sr. from Grace Community UMC (Southeast)
  • Rev. Ira Lydic, Local Pastor, from Donaldson UMC and Pine Grove: St. Paul’s UMC (Northwest), March 21, 2014
  • Rev. James A. McNair from Fredericksburg UMC (Northwest)
  • Rev. Herbert W. Phillips, Sr., Local Pastor, from Trevose UMC (East)
  • Rev. Eric D. Ressler, Sr., Local Pastor, from Nantmeal UMC (Southeast), August 31, 2013
  • Rev. Ralph J. Stevenson (Associate) from Wescosville: Bethany UMC (Northeast), December 1, 2013
  • Rev. Dr. Harold E. Taussig from Chestnut Hill UMC (East)
  • Rev. Margaret A. Reed from William Penn UMC (Northwest)
  • Rev. Richard E. Wilcock from Bowmanstown: Faith Alive UMC (Northeast), November 30, 2013