As Chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Darian will remain with our congregation for another year. Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. and the Cabinet of the Mississippi Conference, during the Appointment Sessions, worked prayerfully together to appoint clergy to every church in our Annual Conference. Dr. Darian has been a wonderful servant leader among us for the last several years, and we are blessed to have her continued leadership in the upcoming year. I ask that you continue to pray for her and our congregation.

Bishop Swanson offered this prayer for us to share:
“Lord Jesus Christ, our Living Savior, we give you thanks for our church. It is a gift of grace to us. We are deeply grateful for the leadership of Dr. Darian who has served us as pastor, teacher, leader, and friend in Christ. May your grace be upon her in the spiritual adventure that lies ahead. As she continues as our pastor, we pray for her. May your grace abound in her life, giving peace, joy, and confidence in this continuing journey. May we remember to lift up the churches and pastors throughout Mississippi that share this time with us. Empower us to fulfill your mission of making disciples as WE serve you. AMEN.”

Laura Tinsley
Staff Parish Relations Chair

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