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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Naomi Hartnagel named Assistant Director of Asbury Camp & Retreat Center

    September 27, 2017 / By Joan Newlon, Executive Assistant Camp & Retreat Ministries

    Camp & Retreat Ministries is pleased to announce the hiring of Naomi Hartnagel as Assistant Director of Asbury Camp & Retreat Center.

    Naomi is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Religion and Philosophy. She has had two-and-a-half years program experience with Infuzion Team Ministry where she was a part of a team bringing a retreat weekend on the road to a number of different places.

    Naomi has also worked as a Ministry Assistant at Skye Farm Camp & Retreat Center serving as a Counselor Coordinator and assisting with Skye Farm's American Camp Association accreditation. She comes from her home in the Albany area.

    "Naomi's heart for Camp and Retreat Ministry, for hospitality, and the spiritual life of others shines through in all she does," said Sue Russell, director of Asbury.  "Naomi brings her gifts of attentive listening, problem solving, and customer service to the ministry at Asbury." 

    Naomi is grateful for the opportunity to serve as part of the CRM team, stating "Becoming a part of the staff and ministry at Asbury is a blessing. I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve God in this role by using the gifts God has given me in order to honor Him and be a part of the continuation of His vision for Asbury."


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 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."