For everything there is a season,           
         and a time for every matter under heaven
– Ecclesiastes 3:1      

           Every year, about this time, the United Methodist Church announces retirements, pastoral changes and ordinations. This year we have two of those events at Epworth. Rev. Glenn Catley came to serve at Epworth (moving from the pew to the pulpit) in 2016 and promised to work for one year as our part-time Interim Associate Pastor. We have been greatly blessed as Rev. Glenn Catley has led us through a Vision and Structure Process that has provided crucial change and leadership for our church. Thank you God! At the end of his first year, we begged him to stay one more year and he agreed – but he was adamant on the ending date of June 2018. Rev. Glenn’s last Sunday will be June 24 – and we will honor him well that Sunday – so please put it on your calendar and stay tuned for details.

            Because of Rev. Glenn Catley’s upcoming departure, the SPRC and Governing Board decided in January 2018 to ask the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the UMC for an associate pastor appointment. We are thrilled to share that Rev. Todd Shultz, from Bethesda UMC in Middletown, will begin serving as our Associate Pastor on July 1, 2018. Todd and his wife, Linda, reside in Lewes, DE. Todd is a retired DuPont employee, who has been serving in ministry for several years. He has met with Rev. Vicky Starnes and the staff and is very eager to get started in ministry at Epworth, however, his pastorate at Bethesda UMC continued through June. Please visit our Meet Rev. Todd webpage to learn more about our soon to be new pastor.

A special message    
       from Rev. Glenn…
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