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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: What's Cooking Around the Conference

    A day in the Life: Julie Maciejewski

    November 7, 2016 / By Julie Maciejewski, Niagara Frontier District Administrative Assistant / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As a District Admin Assistant, I can have contact with anyone in the Conference, but mostly from our district – the DS (District Superintendent), clergy, church leaders or someone who has a question about a person or event. Is that broad enough? Because that is what happens here – you never know who is going to call or e-mail you with a question or request. One of the main responsibilities …more

    A Day in the Life: Cherish McGowan

    November 1, 2016 / By Cherish McGowan / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Well, it's almost September, and what does September mean? It means our somewhat slower-paced summer is over and we here at the UNY Conference are out of the gate running! Every day is very different, since I, like most people here at the Conference office, have a broad list of duties and wear many hats. Many times the primary tasks that I am working on depend on what time …more

    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

    A Day in the Life: Debi Marshall

    September 27, 2016 / By Debi Marshall, Human Resources Generalist

    As a mother of an-almost two year old, I’m on her schedule, so I usually enter the office between 8:00 and 8:15 each morning. 8:15 a.m. After putting away my lunch and booting up my computer, I usually start the day by clearing out my junk email and looking to see if I have any emails that need immediate responses. This morning I had several emails from my supervisor, Vicki …more

    A Day in the Life: Diane Miner

    September 20, 2016 / By Diane Miner, Media Resource Center Director

    Believe it or not, part of my work day starts from home when I wake up (5:30 a.m.).  The first thing I do is spend a half-hour reading part of a book from the Media Resource Center.  It doubles as a good devotional time and a way to preview materials.  I have made this part of my morning routine for over five years now.  I typically …more

    A Day in the Life: Kay Jackson

    September 12, 2016 / By Kay Jackson, Receptionist and Support Services Clerk

    I’m Kay Jackson. I am the receptionist and support services clerk for the Conference. I arrive each day at 8:30 a.m. Here is a snapshot of what a day looks like for me: 8:30 a.m. – As I started my day at the Conference office, I turned on the Keurig Machine and the copiers, to help make sure everyone’s day ran smoothly. I checked my emails, …more

    Introducing: A day in the life!

    August 24, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Welcome to our latest endeavor, the Upper New York Conference “Day in the Life” blog series! Over the next few months, you will read (and view) firsthand from several Conference Staff members as they chronicle a day in their life with Upper New York. Each week, we will feature a member from one of our Ministry Areas—they will share what their day is like, what type …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."