Sam Royappa to Become Lead Pastor at West Allis: First UMC

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung and the cabinet of the Wisconsin Conference are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Royappa to First UMC in West Allis, beginning July 1.  Sam has been a cornerstone leader of the Wisconsin Conference, serving for eight years as District Superintendent and for four years as the Director of Connectional Ministries. 

He has been instrumental in restructuring our program boards and agencies into the Connectional Table and launched the Learner Leader Academy.  He has offered his gifts, knowledge, experience and wisdom to the cabinet table for the past twelve years, and his contributions will be sorely missed.  However, Sam will provide excellent leadership and guidance to one of Wisconsin’s vital local churches.  It is with prayers for God’s blessing that we send Sam into this new and exciting chapter in his ministry.