Annoucement from DS Gwen Drake

Sage District Oregon - Idaho Conference - The United Methodist Church

The Rev. Gwen Drake                                            

District Superintendent                           


 April 29, 2018

 Dear Members and Friends of the Magic Valley Ministry,

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.  This letter is to inform you that the Oregon-Idaho Cabinet and the Greater Northwest Area Innovation Cultivation Team have designated the community of Twin Falls as a strategic area to focus on with resources to help re-vitalize Twin Falls First United Methodist Church.

What this means is that Magic Valley Ministry will continue with five churches, Hagerman, Wendell, Buhl, Jerome and Filer.  The Rev. Mike Hollomon will be re-appointed as the lead pastor of Magic Valley Ministry with Penny Hodges as Lay Associate and Etha Carruthers as Administrative Assistant.  The Magic Valley Ministry SPRC will meet on Tuesday night to talk about this transition.

The Twin Falls congregation will receive an announcement of appointment at a later date when further discernment and consultation is complete.

Our prayer is to have strong ministries in each community to serve the needs of the Magic Valley where you are.  My prayer is for the grace and love of Christ to be visible in all the people call United Methodists in this remarkable valley.

In Christ,

Gwen Drake