As you certainly know by now, Bishop Sharma Lewis has projected the Rev. Dr. Peter Moon to be Reveille’s new lead pastor. Pete currently is serving us as the Richmond District Superintendent, where he has served since 2015. Immediately prior to his cabinet work, he served for 12 years at Woodlake UMC, which is a large congregation in the Richmond District. Reveille also happens to be the church that sent Pete into ministry, as this was his church while he was a student at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Bishop Kern Eutsler baptized one of Pete’s children in our sanctuary.

I have known Pete long enough that I cannot remember meeting him, at least 14 years. We served for six years together on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. I once led a staff retreat for him while he was at Woodlake, and of course, he has been my District Superintendent for the last five years.

Throughout the time I have known Pete, I have always found him to be an excellent preacher, a decisive and empowering leader, and a warm, humble, thoughtful provider of pastoral care. I cannot overstate the extent to which his shepherding of the Richmond District has impacted, for the good, my ministry with you at Reveille.

Pete will serve Reveille exceptionally well. God has richly blessed us with this appointment. In fact, when Bishop Lewis asked me to join her Bishop’s cabinet, I was emphatic that she give the utmost care to choosing my successor, and I have the fullest confidence that she has.

Please keep the Moons in your prayers during this time of transition, and be excited for what God has in store next.