Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and the appointment cabinet of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church have projected Jonathan Jonas to be the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Maryville, Tennessee, effective July 1. The Rev. Laura Rasor is projected to become the senior pastor of State Street United Methodist Church. She is a native of Emory, Virginia, and has previously served at Virginia Avenue UMC here in Bristol and at nearby Piney Flats UMC. We welcome her and her husband David Schoeni from their current home in Maryville, Tennessee, where Laura is the pastor of Broadway UMC.