Six provisional clergy to be ordained in full connection June 22

Pending approval during the June 19 clergy session of the 2014 Arkansas Annual Conference, the following provisional clergy will be ordained in full connection to the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church (three as elders and three as deacons). The service of Ordination and Commissioning is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. All are invited to attend.   Michael Blanchard, elder Hometown: Jonesboro, Ark.  Education: Arkansas Tech University; Perkins School of Theology, SMU Current appointment: Pruett’s Chapel and Beech Grove UMCs New appointment (July): Oak Forest UMC Little Rock and University Parish      

Donna D. Hendricks, deacon Hometown: Senatobia, Miss. Education: University of Mississippi; Perkins School of Theology, SMU Appointment: First UMC North Little Rock (minister of children and families)     
     
Katie Goss Pearce, elder Hometown: Springdale, Ark. Education: Hendrix College; Vanderbilt Divinity School Current appointment: Bismarck UMC New appointment (July): Highland Valley UMC (associate pastor)      
David A. Ruehr, elder Hometown: Little Rock, Ark. Education: Asbury College; Asbury Theological Seminary Appointment: First UMC Bentonville (pastor of discipleship)              
Martha S. Taylor, deacon Hometown: Little Rock, Ark. Education: University of Central Arkansas; Memphis Theological Seminary  Appointment: Arkansas Conference Center for Technology and Faith UMC Little Rock
    Garry Dean Teeter, deacon Hometown: Bryant, Ark. Education: University of Arkansas at Little Rock; University of Central Arkansas; Memphis Theological Seminary; Asbury Theological Seminary  Appointment: First UMC Benton and Daily Bread Counseling