INDIANAPOLIS – Bishop Mike Coyner announced Sept. 27 the naming of the Rev. Lamar L. Imes of Marion, Ind., as Associate District Superintendent of the North Central District of the Indiana United Methodist Conference effective immediately. He will serve with the Rev. Dr. Frank Beard, superintendent of the North Central District.

Imes retired in 2007 after serving three years (2004-2007) as superintendent of the former Fort Wayne District. Prior to that appointment, he served as director of professional human resources in the former North Indiana Conference in Marion.

He also has served as superintendent of the Elkhart and Michiana Districts and as pastor of churches in Muncie, Huntington, South Bend, Goshen, Spartansburg-Bartonia, Blaine-Pleasant Ridge and Blackford-Oakland. He was ordained an Elder in 1966 in the former North Indiana Conference. He is married to Joan Imes.