MOUNT VERNON — The Gay Street United Methodist Church, 19 N. Gay St., has announced the intention of its pastor, Rev. Denise Marikis, to retire from active service as a clergy member of the East Ohio Conference, effective July 1. The church has announced they will “miss her greatly,” but “celebrate her remarkable and gifted ministry” at the church over the past seven years. Join the church in a Retirement Celebration Open House for Rev. Marikis on Sunday, from 2-5 p.m., at the Gay Street United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.