CLINTON — The Rev. Michael H. Terrell, serving Canton United Methodist Church, has been appointed by Bishop Mark Webb of the Upper New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church to serve as pastor of the Clinton United Methodist Church on July 1.
Terrell’s first service with Clinton United Methodist Church, 105 Utica Road, will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 7. Robert Turner, chairperson of the Staff-Pastor Relations Committee, said the committee worked hard with the Mohawk District Superintendent, the Rev. Abel Roy, to find a pastor to replace the Rev. Jeffrey Hale, who has retired.
“The Clinton United Methodist Church is pleased with the appointment of Michael Terrell as our new pastor,” said Turner. “His strengths and interests are a great match for our congregation’s vision and hopes for the future.”
Pastor Terrell has served as a local pastor in the UMC for more than 18 years and has served Barnerville UMC, First United Methodist Church of Northville, Wells UMC, and most recently, Canton United Methodist Church, in addition to supervising seven other churches and mentoring seven local pastors and certified lay ministers. Pastor Terrell serves on the Upper New York Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and serves in several capacities within the conference in addition to his pastoral duties.
Pastor Michael, as he likes to be called, was the founding Cubmaster of the church’s first Cub Scout Pack 11 in Canton, with more than 60 scouts, both boys and girls. Pastor Terrell earned the “Cubmaster of the Year Award” by the Northern Lights District of the Longhouse Council in June. A native of Schoharie County, Terrell recently moved to Clinton from Canton with his wife Jennifer, and their two young children, Willow and Noah.