UNY Conference welcomes MaryBeth Ingalls
The Upper New York Conference welcomes MaryBeth Ingalls as the new Mission Volunteer Coordinator. She will be working alongside with Mike Block, the Upper New York Director of Missional Engagement. MaryBeth’s primary responsibility will be to help broaden the awareness of volunteer opportunities at the Mission Central HUB and throughout the Conference.
MaryBeth became a Christian 12 years ago while attending Liverpool First UMC. While at Liverpool, she fell in love with mission work and went on several mission trips at the Red Bird Mission Work Camp. Her passion for mission and her love of Red Bird was so strong that she took a position there as a craft marketer. For the past 2.5 years, MaryBeth traveled all over the United States selling crafts made by people living in poverty in Appalachia.
While MaryBeth loved her position at Red Bird, she has been looking for an opportunity closer to home in Upper New York so that she can spend more time with her 10-month old granddaughter, Payton. She was thrilled when she heard about the Mission Volunteer Coordinator position with the Conference.
MaryBeth was hired earlier this month. Mike Block said, “We are so glad MaryBeth chose to be a part of our Missions not only in the HUB but throughout the Conference. Her experiences and dedication to Missions will provide clear and precise direction for others to follow.”
MaryBeth is filled with enthusiasm. She said, “This is very exciting to me. When I was with Red Bird, I was often a speaker at local churches during their services. I always spoke about the importance of making connections and this is exactly what I get to do in this new position…make connections.”
In addition to her devotion to mission work, MaryBeth enjoys cooking and a lot of outdoors activities like camping, kayaking, and hiking.