Dear LAUMC members and friends,
As chairperson of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, it is my pleasure to announce that it is Bishop Warner Brown’s intention to appoint the Rev. Mariellen Sawada Yoshino as our senior pastor effective July 1 this year.
For the last seven years, Rev. Yoshino has served as one of the district superintendents of the California-Nevada Annual Conference. In this role she has given leadership to the 84 United Methodist Churches of the Central Valley District.
For more about Rev. Yoshino’s background, you can read the full official announcement.
Rev. Yoshino has a warm pastoral heart, is recognized as one of our conference’s outstanding preachers, and will bring energy, vision, and commitment to our team here at LAUMC. Please pray for her and her husband, Steve, in this significant time of transition. As we prepare to say goodbye to one beloved pastor, God has given us a wonderful opportunity to welcome the next.
Chairperson, Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Los Altos United Methodist Church