Bishop Announces the Appointment of Four New District Superintendents


Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced four new cabinet-level appointments effective in June. 
Rev. Quincy Brown, currently executive pastor at Peachtree City UMC, will be appointed as district superintendent of the Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District, succeeding Coy Hinton, who will re-retire after filling the vacancy created when Sharma Lewis was elected to the episcopacy.

"Quincy will bring a listening ear and a keen gift of discernment to encourage the churches to have a new evangelistic fervor," said Bishop Sue. "He served with distinction as the LaGrange College chaplain and as the Board of Ministry chair. He has brought key strategic and visionary gifts to his work at Peachtree City which will serve him well in this new role."
Rev. Brian Clark, currently lead pastor at Simpsonwood UMC, will be the new district superintendent of the Athens-Elberton District, succeeding Gary Whetstone, who will retire after many years of fine service to the Conference.

"Brian has served effectively in the local church will bring a younger perspective to the cabinet," Bishop Sue explained. "He is innovative, visionary, and able to think in new ways about how a church should be impacting its community."
Rev. Susan Landry, currently lead pastor at Mt. Zion UMC, Marietta, will be the new district superintendent of the LaGrange District, succeeding Carol Cook, who after serving with excellence as a superintendent feels called to serve again in the local church and will accept a new appointment in June.

"Susan is a smart and very competent bridge builder who has led her churches well," says Bishop Sue. "She has served with excellence on the Board of Ministry and as a Covenant Group Leader. She will be a wise, attentive, and valuable resource to both the small and large churches of the district."
Rev. Mike Long, lead pastor at Roswell First for 16 years, will be the new district superintendent of the Atlanta-Emory District, succeeding Dana Everhart, who will be appointed as Director of the Office of Ministerial Services.

"Mike has decades of experience serving some of the largest churches in the Conference, and has led the Conference in many capacities, most recently in the area of finance and administration," shared Bishop Sue. "Mike has been a gracious mentor to many young clergy and staff, is a team player, and has been open to innovation in many areas, most notably in worship with Chapel Roswell." 

Read about previous 2017 appointment announcements at "Bishop Announces Three Cabinet-Level Appointment Changes."