“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~ Carl Bard

Welcoming our New Pastor


Dear Members and Friends of Lakeview UMC:

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You have received word that your Rev. Ross Parrott will be ending his appointment June 30, 2023. We celebrate Rev. Parrott and pray for him as he moves into retirement. We are grateful for Ross’s gifts of pastoral care, his compassionate heart, genuine love for people, his many years of service to this church and his sense of humor. Rev. Parrott will be greatly missed at Lakeview UMC and we know you will want to find appropriate ways to express your gratitude to Ross for all that he means to you and the ministry of the church.

After a time of consultation and prayer, Bishop Carlo Rapanut intends to appoint Rev. Stuart Salvatierra as Associate Pastor of Lakeview United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2023. Rev. Salvatierra currently serves as Associate Pastor of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Tucson, AZ.

Pastor Salvatierra has a deep care for people and heart for ministry. He has a genuine interest of connecting with congregants and great dedication in developing pastoral care teams. He has a deep knowledge of scripture and is a great teacher. He also has a good understanding of technology and a good sense of humor as well.
Let us be in prayer for Rev. Parrott, Rev. Salvatierra, and Lakeview UMC.
Bishop Rapanut and all of us on the appointive cabinet pray for you during this transition.

In Christ,
Rev. Javier Olivares
Missional Strategist & West District Superintendent

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