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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Tumica Jacobs hired as Human Resources and Benefits Administrative Assistant

    December 18, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Tumica Jacobs joins the UNY Conference as Administrative Assistant for the Human Resources and Benefits Ministry Area. She will be supervised by Susan Latessa. This position opening resulted from budget-neutral staffing changes that included Vicki Swanson’s imminent retirement, Susan Latessa becoming the Director of Human Resources and Benefits, and Cherish McGowan becoming the Office/Connectional Ministries Manager.

    With an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and certification in medical assisting, Tumica has held many interesting job positions, including her most recent position for a homecare company. While not having worked in a Human Resources department in the past, Tumica’s skillset fits well into what our Conference needed.

    Many of Tumica’s roles for the UNY Human Resources and Benefits department include maintaining spreadsheets for everything from equitable compensation to benefits. Tumica said, “Although I haven’t had an HR position with the title, I have pieces from each job that I have done that mirror things I do here.

    “Susan Latessa said, “The combination of Tumica’s past positions offered transferrable skills with staffing, payroll, benefits, and compliance. Also, she understands more than just the business side of our work—she also understands the personal impact of the work we do.”

    Tumica loves spending time with her family. Speaking of her husband, Tumica said, “I am married to an amazing man. He is so supportive and makes me feel on top of the world.” Tumica has three boys, ages 16, 9, and 2.

    Tumica is thrilled to join the UNY Conference; she said, “I feel very fortunate and blessed to be working here. I am excited to see what this next chapter in my journey has in store for me.”

    Susan said, “I am very excited to have Tumica on my team and she fits in so well with our Conference staff.”


    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."