NEW PASTOR APPOINTED
February 28, 2022
Dear Members and Friends of White Lake UMC,
As Chairperson of our Leadership Team, I wish to announce to you the appointment of Rev. Timothy Dibble as our new pastor, effective July 1, 2022. He and his wife Fiona were introduced to our Leadership Team by our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford. We are enthused about the gifts and abilities that Pastor Tim is bringing to our congregation!
Attached is a letter from him to our congregation in which he has taken time to introduce his family and background to us.
We are so pleased to make this announcement to you and know that you will enjoy meeting Pastor Tim and his family. Please keep them and their current congregation at West Branch First United Methodist Church in your prayers during this time of transition. Along with continuing to pray for Pastor Mike & Pastor Ann as they transition to retirement.
May we trust in God’s amazing grace, the love of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit as we move into the future.
In Christ’s Service,
Leadership Team Chairperson
White Lake United Methodist Church
A LETTER FROM THE NEW PASTOR
It is my pleasure to introduce myself and my family to you. I am an
ordained Elder in the Michigan Area Conference most recently serving in the Central Bay District at West Branch First United Methodist Church. As a pastor, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve Christ’s Church in several places and settings. I have served rural churches and urban churches. I have served in single church settings and in locations where I served five churches simultaneously. I have even served overseas twice in the British Methodist Church. In all these instances and places, I have met and served alongside some truly wonderful disciples of Jesus Christ.
My family is a source of joy and inspiration to me. My wife, Fiona,
and I met overseas in England, and we were married there. We have six
great kids, Adam who still lives in England. Rebekah, her husband Alex and our two grandsons, Malakai and Flynn, live with us in the parsonage. Jessica who lives with her family in the Chesterfield Township area. Anthony who is making his way in the world. Our two youngest, Kayla, and Jakob, still live with us here in parsonage. We love the Lord, love each other, and look to share this love with others.
I have a passion for sharing my faith with others not only on Sundays
but also in my interactions in our community, our schools, and with our
sisters and brothers who attend other area churches. I believe that we are our brother’s and sister’s keepers as we are called by God to love our neighbors. I believe that “church” is not best understood as a noun, but as a verb. I believe that a church is not a building but a group of diverse people who have found a common calling in Christ!