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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    about / Connectional Ministries

    Connectional Ministries Staff

    Rev. William Gottschalk-Fielding

    Director of Connectional Ministries
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2020

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Strategic and day-to-day alignment of human and financial resources with the purpose of the annual conference 

    Judy Campany

    Connectional Ministries Administrative Assistant
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2000 Ext. 2031

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Accomondations for events
    • Registrations
    • Connectional Ministries Reimbursements
    • Mailings
    • Annual Conference support

    Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens

    Director of Vital Congregations 
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2000 Ext. 2014

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Leadership Development
    • Vital Congregations

    Nancy Dibelius

    Assistant Director of Vital Congregations for Spiritual Life
    Email | Phone: (518) 369-9147

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Tending the Soul
    • Spiritual Direction
    • Retreats

    Rev. Dave Masland

    Director of New Faith Communities
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2000 Ext. 2013 

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • New Faith Community Development

    Mike Block

    Director of Missional Engagement
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2066

    • Mission Central HUB
    • Mission work
    • Volunteer coordinator

    Karen Campolieto

    Resource Center Director
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2027

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Resources and Materials that support the spiritual formation, leadership development, and outreach ministries of Conference leaders and congregations

    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."