Rev. Dr. Gary George is administrative assistant to the bishop. Prior to being appointed to this role in 2006, he served on the Cabinet as superintendent, first of the Steubenville District (1999-2004) and then of the Tuscarawas District (2005). During his final year as a superintendent he was elected Cabinet Dean.
George received his first East Ohio Conference appointment in 1980 serving the Dellroy/Leavittsville charge. He was later appointed to Canton Dueber UMC (Associate Pastor), Canton Mt. Zion UMC, and Newcomerstown Christ UMC.