Robert Schnase, Bishop of the Rio Texas Annual Conference, has announced the appointment of Rev. Greg Hackett as the new District Superintendent of Las Misiones District. Hacket will replace retiring District Superintendent Carl Rohlfs.
“Greg has demonstrated a successful history of leadership in the congregations he has served," said Schnase. "He loves ministry, and has been an encourager to other pastors."
Rev. Hackett has served for the past nine years as Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas. His previous appointments include First: Victoria (Associate), Wesley: Harlingen, First: Gonzales, and Windcrest: San Antonio. While in Seminary, he spent a year serving five small churches in England.
Bishop Schnase is looking forward to having Rev. Hackett as a part of his cabinet team.
"He’s administratively capable, fair-minded, and brings trust and integrity to the office of District Superintendent,” said Schnase. “He also brings experience with the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Board of Pensions, and many other aspects of our common work. He’s familiar with the Las Misiones District and committed to the mission and ministry of the Rio Texas Conference."
Outgoing Las Misiones District Superintendent, Carl Rohlfs, is confident in the future of the district.
“I will leave plenty for Rev. Hackett to tend; but he will soon discover Las Misiones has two great assets (aside from the enduring and persevering grace of God),” said Rohlfs. “First, the mission field that reaches from Universal City to Laredo and reaches around the world. Second, the pastors, professionals and members of some of the greatest congregations in the conference. Greg is blessed to serve Las Misiones and Las Misiones is blessed to have such an accomplished and gracious pastor and prophet.”
Rev. Hackett is excited about the new appointment.
“What excites me most about serving in this capacity is the opportunity to learn ideas and innovative initiatives from churches throughout the conference, and to work to strengthen churches in Las Misiones, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world," said Hackett.