The Rev. Kelly Clem, the pastor who emerged bruised and battered after a tornadodestroyed her church during a worship service on Palm Sunday in 1994, has been named a district superintendent for the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She will oversee the Northwest District.
Clem, currently pastor of Holmes Street United Methodist Church in Huntsville, will take her new assignment in June. Mrs. Clem emerged from the wreckage of the Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont after a tornado destroyed it on March 27, 1994, killing 20 people, including her daughter, 4-year-old Hannah.
Clem. She served as pastor of Goshen United Methodist Church from 1992-96, Southside United Methodist Church in Gadsden from 1997-2000 and as a missionary to Lithuania.
Her husband, the Rev. Dale Clem, is currently pastor of Monte Sano United Methodist Church in Huntsville.
Clem was among aby North Alabama Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett. The appointments take effect in June. Here is a listing of new appointments, with the name of the church and the minister assigned there.
Cullman First Associate: Leslie Hand
Fairview/Holly Pond: Scott Hagood
Hueytown First: Dean Bowers
Mt. Olive: Scott Smyth
Pinson: Baxter Chism
St. Mark: Ron Gonia
Ashville First: Sammy Hodges
Executive Director, BOOM: Don Neal
Glen Addie Associate/Cheaha Director of Ethnic Ministries: Adlene Kufarimai
Huffman: Ed Sims
Lincoln: Brandon Lazarre
Pell City First: Byron Vance
Piedmont First: Tom Moye
Saks First: Bobby Owens
Weaver First: Matt Headley
Mountain Lakes District
Bellevue/Belcher's Chapel: Daniel Pope
Crossville First: Mike Brinkman
Guntersville First Associate: Mark E. Adams
Guntersville First Associate: Angela Teel
Henryville: Joy Morgan
Skirum/Fairview: Paul Vick
Union Hill: Roger Wilson
Arab First: Steve West
Crosswinds-Harvest/CrossWinds-Madison: Stephen Fincher
Hazel Green: Al Geise
Holmes Street: Todd Owen
Madison: Trav Wilson
Trinity Associate: Miriam Smith
District Superintendent: Kelly Clem
Athens First: Kenny Baskins
Florence First: Robert Sparkman
Florence First Associate: Wayne Hicks
Hartselle First: James Bassham
North Wood: Scott Coats
Sheffield First: Randy Burbank
St. James: Bart Bowlin
St. Luke: Zeke Haselden
Wesley Memorial: Marvin McCormick
South Central District
Alabaster First: Sherry Harris
Appointment to attend school: Drew Holland
Asbury Associate: Kelsey Johnson
ATEM GBGM Pastor and Volunteer in Mission Coordinator for Panama: Rhett Thompson
Discovery: Mike Skelton
Irondale: Taylor Gallman
Reconciler Associate: Jeff Lyles
Trinity Senior Pastor Designate: Brian Erickson
Chapel Hill/Fredonia/Sweet Home: Barbara Mosley
Wesley Chapel/Parkdale: Dorothy Scott
Big Sandy: Ryan Karr
Forest/Tabernacle: James D. Bailey
Gordo First: Ron McKay
Guin First: Belinda Freeman
Hargrove Memorial/St. Paul: John Carl Hastings
Holt/Druid Hills: Victoria Hastings
Panola/Hebron/Aliceville First: Tim Alexander
Winfield First: Earl Freeman
These appointments, along with appointments to be announced in May, will be fixed during the 2014 North Alabama Annual Conference. Clergy will move to their new appointments on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Pastors first Sunday in their new appointment will be June 15.
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