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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

    2017-2018 Board

    Mary Rublee, Chair
    Sara E. Baron, Vice-Chair
    Rev. Steve Deckard
    Ed Bartholomew
    Dennis Hill, Secretary
    Dr. Grace Holmes
    Tracy Jackson-Adams
    Carolyn McKay
    Mike Turner
    Rev. Jane Baker
    James Alexander

    Ex-Officio

    Vicki Swanson, Benefits Specialist
    Susan Latessa, Human Resources/Office Manager
    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."