Official Provincial Elders’ News

Prayer Day for Moravian Unity Work, March 1, 2020

The first Sunday in March is designated as a day of prayer for the special causes which are supported by all provinces of our Moravian Unity. This year the offerings received will be used by the Moravian Church in Rwanda to erect a church building as a national headquarter in the capital city of Kigali, as required by government regulations.


Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Sister Tammie Rinker, who has been serving as pastor for Trinity Moravian Church, New Carrolton, Maryland, has accepted the call to serve as pastor for West Side Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Sister Rinker was installed into her new work February 16, 2020.

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Brother Jeffrey Gehris, who has been serving as pastor for Nazareth Moravian Church, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, concluded his ministry with the congregation December 31, 2019.

Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference


Rolling Hills

Evette Campbell, an approved candidate for ordination, and Provincial Acolyte at Palm Beach Moravian Church, has accepted a call to become pastor of the Rolling Hills congregation, Longwood, FL. Evette will be ordained by the Rt. Rev. Tom Shelton, at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19, at Rolling Hills Moravian Church, and expects to begin ministry there in early February.

Prince of Peace

The Rev. Dr. Dion Christopher, currently pastor of the Friedensberg Moravian Church, Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, has accepted an appointment to become pastor of the Prince of Peace congregation, Miami, FL. Rev. Christopher will be installed at Prince of Peace on March 1, 2020.  We invite your prayers for brother Dion, his wife, the Rev. Eulencine Christopher, their children, and the Prince of Peace and Frederiksted congregations.

We welcome these two pastors into the ministry of our Southern Province.

David Guthrie
Provincial Elders’ Conference