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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Clergy Retirees

    Class of 2019
    Class of 2018
    Class of 2017

    Class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Upper New York clergy members who are retiring! Thank you for your service and commitment to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. There are more than 30 clergy retiring. Click here to watch their farewell messages upon retirement.

    Iola Aaron
    Beth O. Benham
    Denise M. Bowen
    Barbara A. Brewer
    Patricia Ann Bush
    Daniel Paul Carr
    Jeffrey  Brian Childs
    Willson Alan Delamater
    David C. Derk
    Diane E. DiLuzio
    Mary T. Drake
    Gary L. Freeland
    Jeffrey D. Hale
    Deborah J. Hamlin
    Mark C. Harrison
    Brian S. Homan
    Janet Marie Hubbard
    Judith Johnson-Siebold
    Richard  Kempton
    Eric G. Kerwath
    Jackie Ann Rose Kraft
    Francis A. Loan
    Lynn R. Lockwood
    Joy Lowenthal
    Stephen  G. Maddox Sr.
    Jessie M. L. Marafioti
    Diane E. Prentice
    William C. Prentice
    Jacque Ruth
    Natalie Whitlock Scholl
    Lauren W. Swanson
    A. Susan Townsend
    Hyun Joo Yang

    Class of 2018

    Click here to watch farewell messages.

    Class of 2017

    Click here to watch farewell messages.

    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."