Board of Ordained Ministry

Download the DCOM report to BOOM:

KSAP Information:

Grant applications for continuing education, doctoral and seminary education and other resources are available on-line.

Forms to be filled out by candidates for ministry:

Information for those considering ordination, licensing, associate membership, or transfer:

Annual Reports for Elders on Leave of Absence or Honorable Location:

These are the denominational guidelines UNYBOOM refers to as the standards for clergy whenever questions of the following nature arise:

Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (p. 3)
Chemical Abuse/Dependence (p. 4)
Divorce or Infidelity (p. 5)
Family Violence (p. 6)
Legal (General) (p. 7)
Legal (Sex-Related Crimes) (p. 8)
Mental Illness (p. 9)
Personal Finances (p. 10)
Physical Health (p. 11)
Pornography (p. 12)
Sexual Misconduct (p. 13) 

Course of Study Applications
Effective immediately, all Course of Study Applications should be sent to:
Betsy O’Flynn
Course of Study Registrar
1100 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
585-340-9558; 585-340-9526 (fax)
uppernyumc@unyumc.org


Upper New York Area Board of Ordained Ministry

Key Contacts: Executive Team 2014-2015
 

Responsibility

Name Email
Co-Chairpersons Matt Stengel BOMcochair2@unyumc.org
Co-Chairpersons Holly Nye BOMcochair@unyumc.org   
Vice Chair Alice Priset alpriset@roadrunner.com
Financial/Logistics Officer Wayne Mort wayneamort@aol.com
Board Secretary David Cooke pastor.davecooke@gmail.com
Registrar Michelle Bogue Trost bomregistrar@unyumc.org
Pathways Administrators Jim Fenimore jim@saratogaspringsumc.org
Registrar of Candidates Joe Auslander candidacy@unyumc.org
Standards & Qualifications  Sue Russell asjrussell@hughes.net
DCOM Coordination Michael Terrell willnosdad12@verizon.net
Status Division Chair Carmen Perry BOMStatus@unyumc.org
Provisional Membership Leon Van Wie LeonVanWie@gmail.com
Clergy Effectiveness Rhonda Kouterick rkouterick@gmail.com
Recruitment & Enlistment Michael Smith michael@trinitywhitesboro.com
Applications for Course of Study and Background checks Betsy O'Flynn uppernyumc@unyumc.org
Cabinet Representative Beckie Sweet
Order of Elders Chair Bob Kolvik-Campbell Pastorbob@hotmail.com
Order of Deacons Co-Chairs Sue Russell asjrussell@flmtgif.org
  Sheila Price sprice518@aol.com
Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members David Hotchkiss dhotch2@frontiernet.net

Board of Ordained Ministry Roster

First quadrennium of service (2012 – 2016):
Clergy: Nola Anderson, Marilyn Baissa, Lee Carlson, Eleanor Collinsworth, David Cooke, Jennifer Delahoy, Brian Fellows, David Kofahl, Bob Kolvik-Campbell, Brooke Newell, Carmen Perry, Colleen Preuninger, Sherri Rood, Jae Sundar Samuel, Jane Sautter, Tom Pullybank
Laity: Bill Barber, Lynn Shipe, Brian Ethington

Second quadrennium of service (2012 – 2016):
Clergy: Joe Auslander, Yohang Chun, Jim Fenimore, Vonda Fossitt, Pamela Mikel Hayes, Rhonda Kouterick, Wayne Mort, Holly Nye, Bill Palmer, Sheila Price, Alice Priset, Sue Russell, Michael Smith, Steve Smith, Matt Stengel, Michael Terrell, Leon Van Wie, Heather Williams, Cheol Hee Yang
Laity: Noel John, Denise Walling

Third quadrennium of service (2012-2016):
Clergy: Kristen Allen, Michelle Bogue-Trost, Dave Hotchkiss, Karen Marshall, Lynn Spence
Laity:

Cabinet Rep: Rebekah Sweet (clergy)
Staff Resource person: Christine Doran (laity), Ex-officio

Upper New York BOOM has organized to do its work in 6 Divisions with duties as follows:

Clergy Status

  • handling concerns regarding Conference Relations
  • retirement; leaves
  • exits & readmissions

Standards & Qualifications

  • oversee application and interview process and will follow-up with those seeking commissioning or ordination
  • requirements for status (checklist)
  • Registrars of Deacons & Elders

Recruitment & Enlistment

  • coordinate with cabinet for seminary visitation
  • keep in contact with seminary students
  • promote Upper New York clergy careers
  • encourage theological education
  • manage scholarships, grants and loans

DCOM Coordination

  • all matters of candidacy
  • licensing school
  • Course of Study program
  • trains candidacy mentors and clergy mentors
  • mentor for CLM/local hires, etc
  • includes Registrars of Local Pastors & Candidates

Provisional Membership

  • develop & oversee Provisional Mentors
  • continued theological education
  • manage residency program(s)

Clergy Effectiveness

In 2014, the Board of Ordained Ministry adopted a statement of Our Clergy Covenant, addressing questions of effectiveness, ethics, and collegiality in our covenant-life as United Methodist clergy. Download the document here.

  • will develop standards for clergy effectiveness
  • work with the three orders--Deacons, Elders and Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members on matters pertaining to the Clergy Covenant: ethical standards
  • encourage continuing education and formation & career development
  • manage clergy care