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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.


    Board of Ordained Ministry Contacts

    Key Contacts: Executive Team

    Co-Chairpersons: Rev. Ann Kemper,;  Rev. Carmen Perry,

    Vice Chair: Rev. Mark Kimpland,

    Logistics/Meeting Arrangements: Rev. Mark Kimpland,;  Rev. Missy McCarthy,

    Continuing Education Grants: Rev. Anne Canfield,

    Board Secretary: Rev. Leanne Zeck,

    Registrar: Rev. Caroline Simmons,

    Psychological Testing Coordinator: Rev. Nancy Adams,

    PassageUMC Administrator (replaces UMCares): Rev. Derek Hansen,

    Registrar of Candidates & Applications for Course of Study and Background Checks: Ms. Cindy Muder,

    Standards & Qualifications Divison Chair (relating to requirements for commissioning or ordination): Rev. Steve Smith, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, NY 12054,

    DCOM Coordination: Rev. David Piatt,

    Status Division Chair: Rev. Kristen Allen,

    Provisional Membership: (Co-Chairs) Rev. Heather Stierheim ,; Rev. Becky Naber,

    Clergy Effectiveness: Rev. Nancy Adams,

    Clergy and Family Counseling Funds: Rev. Anne Canfield, 236 Mullin St., Watertown, NY 13601,

    Seminary Grants:

    Recruitment & Enlistment: Rev. JD (Jongdeok) Park,

    Cabinet Representative: Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens,

    Order of Elders Chair: Rev. Steve Smith,; Rev. Heather Williams, 

    Order of Deacons Co-Chairs: Rev. Rebecca Naber,; Rev. Carrie Wolfe,

    Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members: Pastor Donna Fitchette,


    First Quadrennium: Nancy Adams, Kristen Roth Allen, Paul Winkelman, Leanne Zeck, Heather Stierheim, Tammy Chwango-Nipper, Stephanie Brown, Elaine Eaton, Becky Guthrie, Robert "Bob" Clark, Mark Kimpland

    Second Quadrennium: David Piatt, Caroline Simmons, Anne Canfield, Jennifer Green, Brooke Conklin

    Third Quadrennium: Nola Anderson, Brian Ethington, Youngjae Jee, Ann Kemper, Carmen Perry

    Cabinet Representative/Staff Resource person: Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, Ex-officio

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."