Message from the District Superintendent


I invite you to join me in welcoming new pastors to the Northern Waters District!  They are getting settled in and I am hopeful that we will have a time to gather in person as District Clergy in August for District Conference this fall.


Please welcome:  Dan Barkholz serving Manistee UMC; Julie Greyerbiehl serving Petoskey UMC; Karen Harriman serving Barnard and East Jordan UMCs; Harris Hoekwater serving Graying: Michelson Memorial UMC; Cherlyn McKanders serving Baldwin and Chase-Barton UMCs; Rob Nystrom serving Alpena First UMC; Douglas Obwoge serving Mancelona and Alba UMCs; Reeve Segrest serving Ossineke, Harrisville, and Lincoln UMCs; and Karen Sorden serving Cadillac UMC.

I also want to celebrate the ministries of pastors who are moving from Northern Waters District into new appointments: Rich Burstall to Lansing: Central UMC; Bryan Kilpatrick to Lambertville UMC; and Seok Nam Lim to Essexville: St. Luke’s UMC.  We also wish to express appreciation for Angela Lovegrove and Dan Wallington who served among us for a number of years and are moving onto other forms of ministry.


We have also been blessed by the ministries of Lyle Ball, Tom Ball, James Mitchum, Craig Pahl, and John Scott, who are retiring this year.  Between them they have served 138 years in pastoral ministry!



And, as a reminder, regarding Northern Waters District ~

Our mailing address is:
Northern Waters District, PO Box 37, Cadillac MI  49601

District Ministry Shares should continue to be sent to:
H & R Block, PO Box 456, Kingsley, MI 4964