08 Sep Five Pastoral Assignments
John Christophel has been named pastor of Mt. Olivet and (Mt. Solon, Va.), effective May 28, 2017. He most recently pastored Brooklyn Park UB church (Baltimore, Md.) 1998-2014. Before that, he served at Fifth Street UB church (Staunton, Va.).
Richard Thorp has been appointed pastor of New Beginnings UB church (Montpelier, Ohio), effective June 11, 2017. He pastored United Brethren churches 1980-2005 in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. He retired in 2005, and has come out of retirement to meet this need in Montpelier.
Michael Richardson has been named pastor of Cream Ridge UB church (Lewiston, Idaho) effective June 8, 2017. He was granted a local church license by the congregation at the time of his assignment.
David Kisamore has been named pastor of Mill Chapel (Reedsville, W. Va.) effective June 20, 2017. He was granted a National Conference ministerial license on July 15, 2017.
Daan Maas has been appointed pastor of Findlay First UB church (Findlay, Ohio) effective July 10, 2017. He previously served at UB churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan until 2000. He was ordained in 1987.