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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    2018 Clergy Retirees

    Class of 2018

    Congratulations to the Upper New York clergy members who are retiring! Thank you for your service and commitment to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. There are more than 30 clergy retiring. Click here to watch their farewell messages upon retirement.

    Theodore Anderson
    James Barnes II
    Bonita Bates
    Alan Bill
    K. Wayne Butler
    Gail Conners
    Gail Falsetti
    Mark Flandreau
    Carl Getz
    Alan Howe
    Bradford Hunt
    Richard Hurd
    Tae Kim
    Jeri Kober
    Donald Langreck
    Lawrence Lundgren
    John McNeill
    Sara Merle
    Ray Noell
    Anne O'Connor
    Nancy Preston
    Kathy Reese
    Ann Robinson
    Brian Rotach
    William Rowe IV
    Brian Scharf
    Robert Sherburne
    E. Allen Siebold
    J. Elyse Skiles
    Patricia Walz
    Lawrence Wiliford
    Terry Sue Wiliford
    Byron Williams

    Class of 2017

    Click here to watch farewell messages.

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."