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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    about / Benefits and Administrative Services

    Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits

    2018-2019 Board

    Mary Rublee, Chair
    Sara Baron, Vice Chair
    James Alexander
    Jane Baker
    Edward Bartholomew
    Ken Diller
    Penni Farrington
    Robert Gould
    Carolyn McKay
    Jeffrey Nowak
    Michael Turner


    Susan Latessa, Director of Human Resources/Benefits
    Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, Director of Connectional Ministries/Executive Assistant to the Bishop
    Bob Flask, Conference Treasurer
    Rev. Abel Roy, Cabinet Representative/Mohawk District Superintendent
    Peter Hang, General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBOPHB) Staff
    Julie Valeski, Benefits Administrator

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."