Bishop to appoint Rev. Jon Gaul to St Luke's UMC, Dubuque
Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble has announced that he will appoint the Rev. Jon Gaul to as Senior Pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Dubuque, Iowa, effective July 1, 2011.
Rev. Gaul has been the Field Outreach Minister for the North Central District since July 2007. Ordained as an Elder and elected into Full Membership in the Iowa Annual Conference in 1980, he has served congregations in Lacy-Barnes City, Marion, Emmetsburg, Winterset-Patterson, and Sioux City-Grace. He was also the Associate Council Director, Conference Council on Ministries for the former Des Moines/Fort Dodge districts.
“We’re grateful for Jon’s commitment and creativity as the Field Outreach Minister for the North Central District during these four years,” said Bishop Trimble. “He has helped the people of the congregations of the District to rethink church and helped to equip them to fulfill the commission to ‘make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.’”