Bishop Cedrick D. Bridgeforth intends to appoint Rev. Ruth Marsh to serve Dallas UMC and a Polk County United Methodist cooperative ministry exploration, both in Oregon, beginning July 1, 2023.
Marsh, an ordained elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference currently serving Trinity UMC in Idaho Falls, Idaho, will serve Dallas UMC three-quarter time and the new ministry exploration quarter-time. The new cooperative exploration will include Falls City UMC, Christ’s Church: Methodist and Presbyterian United in Monmouth.
Rev. Steve Mitchell, retired elder, will continue serving Christ’s Church in Monmouth half-time and Falls City UMC quarter-time, while helping Marsh explore cooperative ministry in Polk County.