District Superintendent

Former District Superintendent Passes Away

Former District Superintendent Passes Away

A beloved leader in The Wesleyan Church has passed away. Rev. David LeRoy, age 64, died in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, September 6. An ordained minister with the Atlantic District, he served as district superintendent of the Dakota District from 1993 to 1997, and...
​South Carolina’s Rev. W. D. James passed away

​South Carolina’s Rev. W. D. James passed away

Rev. William D. James died on April 7, 2017, in Pickens, S.C. Rev. James was graduate of both Southern Wesleyan University and Indiana Wesleyan University. A veteran of the United States Navy, Rev. James first served as a Wesleyan pastor in Indiana and then spent more...
​Former district superintendent honored by governor

​Former district superintendent honored by governor

Former North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory, has honored Rev. Daniel LeRoy, retired district superintendent of The Wesleyan Church’s North Carolina East District, with a prestigious honor. Gov. McCrory signed and conferred this honor before leaving office. The...
​Moore nominated as next Atlantic District superintendent

​Moore nominated as next Atlantic District superintendent

The District Board of Administration (DBA) of the Atlantic District met in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, this past week for the express purpose of interviewing Assistant District Superintendent Peter Moore as a candidate for the district superintendent position. The...
Church planter, leader passes

Church planter, leader passes

Forrest James Gearhart, age 94, died November 11, 2016, in Fern Park, Fla. He was founding pastor of the Sturgis, Michigan, Wesleyan church and also the Wheaton, Illinois, Wesleyan church. He served as district superintendent of the Northern Illinois District from...
​Former Florida District superintendent passes away

​Former Florida District superintendent passes away

Rev. Raymond Kensell of Brooksville, Fla., passed away December 14, 2016. He was 89. Rev. Kensell began pastoring in The Wesleyan Church in 1954 and pastored numerous churches throughout the South. In 1983 he became district superintendent for the Florida District, a...
​Former district superintendent passes away

​Former district superintendent passes away

Rev. A.L. Sypolt passed away December 5 in Lexington, Kentucky, at age 92. A West Virginia native, Rev. Sypolt served The Wesleyan Church as a pastor in both West Virginia and Kentucky from 1954-1975. He served as an assistant district superintendent 1970-1975 and a...
Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

A leader and pastor within The Wesleyan Church has passed away. Dr. Daniel Eugene Finch died on January 9, 2016, in Duluth, Ga., at age 79. Dr. Finch was born on June 1, 1936 in Manitou Springs, Colo. He held three undergrad degrees, a masters and a doctorate. He...
Phil Stevenson is Pacific Southwest District Superintendent

Phil Stevenson is Pacific Southwest District Superintendent

Dr. Philip T. Stevenson has been elected as district superintendent of the Pacific Southwest District of The Wesleyan Church, succeeding Dr. Stephen Babby, whose tenure of 39 years as district superintendent is the longest in the history of The Wesleyan Church. Dr....
Former Wisconsin district superintendent passes away

Former Wisconsin district superintendent passes away

A beloved former district superintendent with The Wesleyan Church has passed away. Rev. Ronald Glenn Walker, 79, of Fort Gratiot, Mich., died on January 1. Rev. Walker served as a minister with The Wesleyan Church for 42 years, serving in various Michigan cities. He...
Former District Superintendent L.E. Galyon dies

Former District Superintendent L.E. Galyon dies

Lonnie E. Galyon, Sr., age 89, district superintendent emeritus of the Tennessee District of The Wesleyan Church, died on November 19, 2014. He lived in Rossville, Ga, at the time of his death. A veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, he served in the ministry for...
Former District Superintendent Wheeler passes away

Former District Superintendent Wheeler passes away

Rev. Paul Augustine Wheeler passed away in Lynchburg, Va., on August 11, 2014. Rev. Wheeler, age 93, is a former district superintendent of the Virginia District of The Wesleyan Church where he served for 10 years. A veteran of World War II, Rev. Wheeler served in the...
New District Superintendent Profile — Rev. Aaron Sherman

New District Superintendent Profile — Rev. Aaron Sherman

The Kentucky-Tennessee District elected a new district superintendent on June 28. Rev. Aaron Sherman had been serving as interim D.S. for the previous four months. Prior to that, he was assistant district superintendent of the KY-TN district for two years and...
New district superintendent profile: Dr. Matthew Pickering

New district superintendent profile: Dr. Matthew Pickering

The Wesleyan Church welcomes Dr. Matthew “Matt” Pickering as Central New York District’s new district superintendent, elected by the district conference on June 14 by a unanimous vote. Born in 1970, Dr. Pickering was raised in an atmosphere of Christian faith and love...
Historic election in the Penn-Jersey District

Historic election in the Penn-Jersey District

On June 12, 2014, Dr. Karl Eastlack and Rev. Anita Eastlack were elected as co-district superintendents by an overwhelming majority in the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church. In a second ballot, they were given an extended call also by an overwhelming...
Don Hodgins retires after extraordinary service in Canada

Don Hodgins retires after extraordinary service in Canada

Rev. Don Hodgins has faithfully served the pastors and congregations of the Central Canada District as district superintendent for 18 years. After serving in ministry since 1966, Rev. Hodgins has now retired. Don is graced with a quiet, unassuming humility. Yet, in...
Karl Westfall to retire as district superintendent

Karl Westfall to retire as district superintendent

With Karl Westfall’s upcoming retirement as district superintendent of the Northwest District, perhaps it is a very appropriate time to say “thank you” to Karl and Sharon for a lifetime of service to the Lord and The Wesleyan Church. Sharon is the daughter of Dr....