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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    about / Benefits and Administrative Services

    Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits

    2016-2017 Board


    Rev. Steve Deckard, Chair

    Sara E. Baron

    Ed Bartholomew, Vice Chair

    Dennis Hill, Secretary

    Dr. Grace Holmes

    Tracy Jackson-Adams

    Carolyn McKay

    Mary Rublee

    Mike Turner

    Mike Virgil




    Vicki Putney, Director of Human Resources/Benefits

    Kevin Domanico, Conference Treasurer

    Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, Director of Connectional Ministries/Executive Assistant to the Bishop

    Rev. Abel Roy, Cabinet Representative/Mohawk District Superintendent

    Ron Coleman, General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBOPHB) Liaison

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."