General Superintendent David W. Graves announced the election of Stephen Dillman as superintendent of the Maine District.
Elected 19 May on the first ballot, Dillman replaces Cecil Jones, who spent nearly 15 years in the position.
Dillman is currently the director of Church Relations at Eastern Nazarene College. He will begin his new assignment 19 June.
"We fell in love with the people of the Maine District a long time ago, but never thought we would serve them as their district superintendent," Dillman said. "God has clearly called us there and we are looking forward to serving them in ways that will advance the mission of Christ and grow His kingdom."
After serving as a pastor for nearly 20 years at churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Dillman was elected superintendent of the Pittsburgh District in 1997. In that role, he initiated the Center for Ministry Development, a system for identifying, encouraging, coaching, and evaluating individuals called to ministry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Trevecca Nazarene University, a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy in organizational leadership from Regent University.
Steve and his wife, Glenda, reside in Dover, Pennsylvania.