Bishop Announces Five Appointment Changes for Coming Conference Year


Bishop B. Michael Watson has announced the following appointment changes: 

  • Rev. Dr. Coy Hinton, District Superintendent of the Atlanta-College Park District, is retiring. 
  • Rev. Dr. Bernice Kirkland, currently Senior Pastor of Hoosier Memorial UMC in Atlanta, will be appointed Atlanta-College Park District Superintendent.
  • Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens, currently Senior Pastor of Dunwoody UMC, is retiring.
  • Rev. Dan Brown, Atlanta-Roswell District Superintendent, will be appointed to Dunwoody UMC.
  • Rev. Dr. Doug Thrasher, currently serving as Senior Pastor of Hillside UMC in Woodstock, will be appointed District Superintendent of the Atlanta-Roswell District. 
These appointments will be effective July 1, 2014, along with other North Georgia Conference appointments.