Friday, July 28, 2017

In the News ... "New pastor frequent Israel visitor"

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• The Rev. Salzwedel leads First UMC following the Rev. Tamplen’s retirement

By Bob Campbell, Reporter
Odessa American

ODESSA, TEXAS - The First United Methodist Church has a new pastor, the Rev. Todd Salzwedel, who will emphasize the importance of building relationships in the furtherance of building up his church.

Succeeding the Rev. Terry Tamplen, who has retired to his hometown of Crowell in the southeastern Panhandle after serving 14 years, the Rev. Salzwedel comes to Odessa from St. Stephens UMC in Albuquerque, N.M., where he was the senior pastor for six years. “Relationships are so important,” he said ...

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