Rev. Karen Appleby
Rev. Appleby became a Deacon because she wanted to support, hold trust and have faith in the United Methodist Church’s call to the new order of Deacon. It was, and is, very important to her to be in a covenant community with others answering the same call.
The order of Deacon, calls her from the community gathered at the Table, into the journey of faith found in others’ lives. She serves them in areas of education, experiences and spiritual formation.
Rev. Brian Austill
Pastoral Counselor at Samaritan Center of the Rockies, in Edwards, Colorado.
Rev. DeeDee Azhikakath
Wesley Foundation, Tucson Area
The Wesley Foundation in Tucson serves the students at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, as well as local trade schools. This traditional community of students is committed to living in faith, love and service, to develop their relationship with God. It is through the strong partnership with the local churches in the South District that this ministry remains a vital, significant ministry with a full-time campus minister for the students in the Tucson area.
Serving as Chaplain at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson.
Jerome G. (Jerry) Blankinship,
Director of Pastoral Care & Sr. Chaplain at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
Rev. Blankinship ministers at a 730 bed general/acute care hospital. There he directs pastoral services and helps community clergy make visitations, etc. He also serves on several hospital committees including the Bio Ethics Committee.
Rev. Blankinship can be reached by writing to 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV, 89109 or by calling him at 702-731-8069.
Rev. Karol Brecheisen
Prayer Watch International
Prayer Watch international is an ecumenical parachurch ministry which seeks to teach, tool and equip individuals and churches in prayer. PWI teachers minister on five different continents in local churches and at the denominational level. In addition to teaching on prayer, PWI is committed to pray with fasting for the Body of Christ worldwide.
Rev. Joseph Brown
Chaplain, Northwest Hospital, Tucson
Rev. Brown is one of several unpaid chaplains at northwest hospital. They visit between 30 to 50 patients every day. His main task is to coordinate who needs to be visited and to enter all information into the computer system of the hospital.
Rev. Bev Devine
Associate Chaplain – The Beatitudes Campus
Rev. Worden Devine considers herself privileged to serve amid much wisdom and extraordinary life experiences. Her “congregation” of senior residents and diverse staff representing 29 countries provides precious opportunities for Christian and interfaith relationships. This appointment affirms her call to ministry that includes both parish and hospital/hospice servanthood. At the Beatitudes Campus, moment-by-moment, step-by-step, ministry happens on the sidewalks and in homes. There, “it’s about living ... with compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence.” Praise God!
Rev. Carmen M. Gaud
International Editor, El Aposento Alto General Board of Discipleship
Rev. Gaud’s responsibilities are editing the meditations in the Spanish edition of The Upper Room; and overseeing the production and distribution of the magazine in countries outside the United States. Right now, she works to help produce and distribute El Aposento Alto in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. From these countries and from the USA, we serve many other Spanish speaking nations in the world.
Rev. Jerry Haas
Academy for Spiritual Formation, Upper Room, GBOD
About 50% of Rev. Haas’ work is directly involved with supporting, promoting, managing and developing the Academy, a retreat offering of The Upper Room. More information about this ministry can be found at www.upperroom.org/academy . The other 50% of his work includes a wide variety of ministries related to supporting spiritual leadership: publishing, spiritual direction ministry, programs and conferences (such as SOULFiesta) and international relations. As a program director at The Upper Room, he is called on in a variety of ways to serve not only United Methodist congregations, but other denominations as well.
Click here to email Rev. Haas or call him at 1-877-899-2781, ext. 7232.
Upper Room Ministries, P.O. Box 340004, Nashville, TN. 37203-0004.