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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    The Upper New York Conference welcomes new treasurer, Bob Flask

    September 4, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Council on Finance and Administration is pleased to announce that new Conference Treasurer Bob Flask has officially joined the Finance Ministry Area. Tuesday, September 4, was his first day. 

    Susan Ranous, Chair of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration said, “After a long and exhaustive search, I am delighted with the addition of Bob Flask to the Conference staff as our Treasurer.  His abilities and gifts and experience in the not-for-profit arena will be a great asset to our Conference as we continue our financial and stewardship work. Conference Finance & Administration looks forward to working with Bob.”

    Bob grew up in Memphis, NY and attended Jordan-Elbridge High School. Bob then attended college at DeVry University in Columbus, Ohio. After college, he moved back to Central New York and attained an accounting clerk position with Central New York Services (a behavioral health organization) in 1994. In 1996, Bob was asked to fill in as interim Finance Director and in 1998 assumed the role as Chief Financial Officer on a permanent basis. Bob said, “In my 24 years with Central New York Services I have helped the agency grow from $2,500,000 dollars to over $19,000,000 and was awarded the Financial Executive of year award in 2011 from the Bonadio Group for agencies between $5-14 million.”

    Beth Dupont, Conference Finance Manager, said, “I met Bob during the process for the treasurer search and was very impressed with his background experience. He has much experience in the not-for-profit arena which will be so beneficial for the Conference and the Finance Team. I also enjoyed his personality and demeanor.  I think we’re lucky to find someone of his caliber to be our treasurer.”

    Bob is a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church where he served as financial secretary for 13 years and treasurer for three years. He is married to his wife, Betty Jo, and they have two daughters (Britni and Brooke). In his free time,  he enjoys golf, bowling, card games, and most of all, time with my family.

    Bob said, “I am very excited about my new opportunity with the Upper New York Conference. I am looking forward to meeting many new people and forging new relationships along the way.”

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    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."