The Church of the Aspiring Angels
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Pastoral Team

Pastoral Appointment Announcement


Bishop Mark Webb of the Upper New York Annual Conference intends to appoint:

Rev. Dr. Robert Joseph BJ Norrix, Pastor Andy Anderson, Pastor Alicia Wood and Pastor Jee Hae Song as a Pastoral Team to the city of Syracuse to serve the United Methodist Churches, effective July 1, 2015. Pastor Norrix is appointed as the lead pastor of the Team. The Pastoral Team will discern how best God will use their various gifts and leadership styles to lead, learn and to serve with the United Methodist Churches in the city of Syracuse, their members, their visitors/friends, their neighbors, and with all the new people that United Methodists will seek to reach in the city of Syracuse.


Joining our pastors are their family members –

-       Rev. BJ Norrix is married to Rev. Karen Bellimer who currently serves as Minister of Music at Erwin First. 

-       Pastor Andy Anderson is married to the Rev. Nola Anderson who will be appointed as the District Superintendent of the Crossroads District effective July 1, 2015. They have one child whose name is Asriel. Andy has been approved by the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry as a provisional elder and will be commissioned at this year's Annual Conference in May. He graduated from United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio with a Master of Divinity Degree.

-       Pastor Alicia Wood has one child whose name is Annmarie and she is a senior in High School. Alicia will graduate this May from Boston University School of Theology with a Master of Divinity Degree.

-       Pastor Jee Hae Song will travel to South Korea this summer and will get married to her fiancé Se Gye Shin. She will officially start her appointment at the end of August. Jee Hae will graduate this May from Emory University Candler School of Theology with a Master of Divinity Degree.


Our United Methodist churches' SPPRC chairpersons, lay leaders, other key leadership and our current pastoral team and staff will work together with our new pastoral team as a Transition Team to provide support and to cooperate with some of the anticipated changes to be made between now and July 1 2014.


We encourage you to pray for these pastors and their families and you may send notes and cards of welcome and encouragement to them.