District Superintendent Skip Strickland has announced his intention to assign Sharon Strauss to supply LeRoy United Methodist Church, LeRoy, Colorado, effective May 1, 2013.
is currently serving a Director of Mission and Ministry in the Rocky Mountain Conference
, a position he
has held for 5 years.
Bishop Stanovsky affirms that "Skip can see where the church needs to go, and knows how to lead it there.
Skip has served as an elder in the Rocky Mountain Conference for 30 years, after graduating from the University of Puget Sound and Iliff School of Theology, where he was honored as the Distinguished Alumni earlier this year.
has served churches across the Conference, and is known for his
dedication to youth ministry, starting new churches, and as a passionate player of bluegrass music.
Beyond the Rocky Mountain Conference
has offered leadership to the whole church through the annual training of new District Superintendents and Directors of Connectional Ministries at Lake Junaluska, NC, the Western Jurisdiction Interethnic Coordinating Committee and the National Association of Directors of Connectional Ministries and Directors of Congregational Development
is married to Belinda Strickland, and together they have two young adult children, Ian and Lexi.
Youngsook follows current DMM, Rev. Skip Strickland
, who is slated to step into the Peaks and Plains District Superintendent role July 1.