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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Day in the Life

    Perspectives from October 2016

    Day in the Life: John Thomas

    October 24, 2016 / By John Thomas, Food Service Manager

    My name is John Thomas and I am the Food Service Manager at Casowasco for Upper New York Camp and Retreat Ministries. I provide meals for campers and guests, and any other event hosted at Casowasco. Come into my kitchen and I'll show you around. 9:30 a.m. - Every day is different in the kitchen. We are hosting several events and retreats this week at Casowasco, so today began …more

    Day in the Life: Karen Campolieto

    October 17, 2016 / By Karen Campolieto, Administrative Assistant for Communications, New Faith Communities, and Vital Congregations

    Well, it’s fall, and the main goal of my work between now and as soon as I can get all the information together, is to publish the Upper New York Conference Journal. My first step is to gather all the database information for the directory, clergy names, churches, and attending laity to Conference. This can take many weeks, as I must first wait until July 1st to begin …more

    A Day in the Life: Mary Bradley

    October 11, 2016 / By Mary Bradley, Episcopal Office Manager

    I start each day checking voicemail and emails.  Then, the day unfolds from there.  Each day is its own and can change at the answer of one phone call. I am the support person to the Executive Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, and to Bishop Webb.  Beyond handling items that they request of me, my primary role is the appointment list and dealing with clergy …more

    A Day in the Life: Mike Weaver

    October 4, 2016 / By Mike Weaver, Accountant

    My name is Mike Weaver and I am the accountant for the finance ministry area of the Conference. I work directly with members of our local churches by providing the support and resources they need to record financial information, create budgets, and more. To understand more about what I do for the Conference, let me walk you through a typical day at the office. 8:00 a.m. - After settling in, …more


    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."