During the recent session of the Indiana Annual Conference at Muncie, Ind., Bishop Mike Coyner confirmed the appointments of district superintendents and associate district superintendents. Nine of the current ten district superintendents appointed this past year will continue their appointments.

The Rev. David Byrum, senior pastor of First UMC in Valparaiso, became East District Superintendent succeeding the Rev. Dale Mendenhall, who became senior pastor of High Street UMC in Muncie. All appointments began on July 1.

Here is a listing of those superintendents and their announced associate superintendents by district. Associate District Superintendents are part-time positions.

  • Central District Superintendent Bert Kite and Associate Superintendent Robert Coleman of Franklin.
  • East District Superintendent David Byrum and Associate Superintendent David Neckers of Muncie.
  • North District Superintendent Cindy Reynolds and Associate Superintendent Katharine Walker of West Lafayette, who will continue in her current position.
  • Northeast District Superintendent David Michel and Associate Superintendents Steve Burris, a retired pastor living in Woodburn, and C. Wesley Brookshire, a retired pastor living in Columbia City.
  • Northwest District Superintendent Craig LaSuer and Associate Superintendent Katharine Walker continuing.
  • North Central District Superintendent Frank Beard and an Associate Superintendent will be appointed in September.
  • South District Superintendent Charlie Wilfong and Associate Superintendent Sandra Cooper of New Albany.
  • Southeast District Superintendent Brian White and Associate Superintendent Robert Ostermeier of Bloomington, a retired pastor who will continue as an Associate Superintendent and Bill Helms, a retired pastor living in Milltown.
  • Southwest District Superintendent Glenn Howell and Associate Superintendents Randy Anderson of Evansville, Patrick Jackson of Evansville, Melvin Camp of Petersburg, Mark Miller of Chrisney and Jarmon Perkins of Evansville.
  • West District Judi Purvis and Associate Superintendent John Davis of Terre Haute, a retired pastor of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

More information about District Superintendents and Associate District Superintendents can be found at www.inumc.org, click on District Superintendents.