The Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications, recently announced his plans to retire in the next 9-10 months. Rev. Hollon will reach the mandatory retirement age for elective and appointive staff of United Methodist general agencies. Although the mandatory retirement age for clergy is not until age 72, there is a provision for mandatory retirement at 70, which applies to general secretaries of the denomination’s agencies (paragraph 715.3, Book of Discipline). “Leading The United Methodist Church into the digital age has been a meaningful and rewarding experience,” said Rev. Hollon. “For me, communications is ministry. It provides a variety of methods for us to deliver messages of healing and hope and invite people into relationship with a faith community. I’m very proud of the many ways in which the work we do at United Methodist Communications is making a difference in people’s lives." Click here to read more.