Bishop Announces District Cabinet Appointments

March 17, 2019
Bishop David Graves is pleased to announce two projected district cabinet appointments. Rev. Jean Tippit will serve as the Baypines District Superintendent and Dr. Ed Glaize will serve as the Dothan District Superintendent. Dr. Darren McClellan, current Baypines District Superintendent, and Rev. Sara Shaver, current Dothan District Superintendent, will receive appointments into a local church. The aforementioned appointments are effective July 1, 2019.
Tippit currently serves as the Discipleship Pastor at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL. Her previous appointments include St. Francis Street/West Wilmer/Whistler as an associate, Grace UMC in Mobile and Bonifay UMC. She was ordained as an elder in 2016. She served as a youth minister for twenty years in the Alabama-West Florida Conference before answering her call into pastoral ministry. Tippit completed her undergraduate studies in communications at the University of South Alabama and received her Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is married to Keith and they have two adult daughters; Amy (Adam) and Ashley.
Glaize currently serves as senior pastor of Fairhope UMC. His previous appointments include Beulah UMC, Montgomery FUMC as an associate, Tallassee FUMC and Brewton FUMC. He was ordained as an elder in 1994. Glaize completed his undergraduate work at Huntingdon College; received his Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and earned his Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. Glaize was awarded the Denman Evangelism Award in 2001. He is married to Rev. Alecia Glaize, who serves as a deacon in the conference. They are the proud parents of Anna Grace and the late Curtis. Anna Grace is a seminary student at Yale Divinity School and is a candidate for ministry.
“It is an honor to announce these two servant leaders as incoming district superintendents,” stated Bishop Graves. “Rev. Tippit and Dr. Glaize bring outstanding leadership skills to the cabinet and I look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have on the ministries in their respective districts. Please join me in expressing our deep appreciation to Dr. Darren McClellan and Rev. Sara Shaver for their dedication and faithfulness to the cabinet. They will certainly be a blessing to their new churches.”
The appointments to Christ United Methodist Church and Fairhope United Methodist Church will be announced with other clergy appointments at a later date.