Dan is a retired UMC pastor who has been worshiping at Central UMC for over 10 years. When our previous pastor left at the end of December 2019, he was invited to provide pastoral oversight of Central UMC until July 1, 2020, when our newly appointed pastor will be serving the church. Thus, Dan has become our “Shepherd of Transition”, a very non-traditional title within the United Methodist Church.
From Dan: It is my joy to work with the wonderful folks at Central in a different capacity for these six months. Even after my long history with Central UMC, I am daily surprised at the number of members who step forward to help with the various tasks of keeping a church functioning well and to grow during this interim period between pastors.