May 2022 BRD Monthly

posted on May 02

Current COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship & Ministry
(updated 3.1.2022)

View & Download a copy of the current guidelines here.

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2022-2023 Appointments 

Blue Ridge District welcomes the following new pastors! 

  • Andrew Crimmins - St. Timothy’s 
  • Veranita Alvord - First Brevard 
  • Joe Tarpley - Skyland 
  • Richard Blount - Weaverville 
  • Drew Nix - Salem (Weaverville) 
  • Eric Meyers - Caroleen 
  • Toni Poppy - Snow Hill (Morganton) 
  • Karen Lawrence - St. Mark’s 
  • Sherri Noble - Acton 
  • Don Yost - Tabernacle 
  • Cindy Lunsford - Reeves 
  • Barbara Mayo - First Marion
  • Dustin Mailman - Trinity

2022-2023 Blue Ridge Appointment List

WNC Conference Appointment List 2022-2023

2022-2023 WNCC Staff Changes



WNCCUMC Annual Conference

The Western North Carolina Conference will be held in-person at Lake Junaluska June 16-19, 2022. For all clergy, please ensure you submit an excused absence request if you are unable to attend.

Details and registration can be found here.



Anti-Racism Ethics Training

May and June workshops still have spaces available. Blue Ridge District will NOT be hosting a district-specific workshop this fall. As a reminder, it is still important to take advantage of these opportunities as they become available because capacity for each is limited. This antiracism training is mandatory for all WNC-appointed clergy as the Clergy Ethics Training through June 2024. Thank you for your participation!

Spring In-Person 2-Day Workshops: (10am - 6pm each day)

May 13,14 • Franklin 
June 3,4 • West Jefferson

Rise! Registration (



Aldersgate's Day of Prayer

Join Bishop Carter in a moment of prayer and worship as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 3rd at 9am. This event will be streamed online through a link received after registration.

More information and registration can be found here.




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