On March 17, First Church received the following letter from our District Superintendent, Rev. John Farley:
"Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ at First UMC of San Diego,
On behalf of Bishop Grant Hagiya and his Cabinet, I share with you that after much prayer and consultation, it is Bishop Grant Hagiya’s intent to appoint the Rev. Dr. Hannah Ka to serve as your associate pastor effective July 1, 2020. Pastor Hannah is a gifted pastor who has served for a number of years in the California-Pacific Conference. Pastor Hannah is a spirit-filled leader and preacher with a rich experience in worship, music, young people’s ministry, outreach and stewardship. As a church leader and developer, Pastor Hannah brings a unique set of gifts and graces to the Pastoral Leadership Team at First UMC of San Diego. I am confident that she will help move the congregation into an era of vibrant growth. Pastor Hannah will work together with Pastor Trudy, Pastor Jessica, Pastor Melissa, Pastor Tamara, and your lay leadership for a smooth and effective ministry transition.
On behalf of our Bishop, I thank you for your faithfulness, and ask you to hold these fine pastors and their families in your prayers during this time of change. "