"Clergy shall be appointed by the bishop, who is empowered to make and fix all appointments in the Episcopal area of which the annual conference is a part. Appointments are to be made with consideration of the gifts and evidence of God's grace of those appointed, to the needs, characteristics, and opportunities of congregations and institutions, and with faithfulness to the commitment to an open itineracy."
- The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012, ¶425
The Desert Southwest Conference Appointments list is updated throughout the year. To view the PDF document click on the following link: 2016-2017 Clergy Appointments List. (updated: 11-14-2016)