Rev. Joan Pell is being appointed by the Bishop to Sierra Pines UMC in Grass Valley on July 1, 2015. Our United Methodist pastors take a vow of itinerancy when they are ordained, and promise to serve wherever they are called. Pastor Joan has served us faithfully here at Byron UMC for the last three years, and we rejoice in her ministry and the gifts that she brought to Byron. We trust that the Holy Spirit will be with her in this new move, and guide our new pastor.
Pastor Joan’s last Sunday will be on June 21, and that will be followed by a BBQ celebration at 5 p.m. in the Sacred Garden / Labyrinth. Meat and drinks will be provided; please bring a pot-luck dish to share.