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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    ministries / Camp and Retreat Ministry (CRM)

    Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries (CCRM)

    The Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries (CCRM) meets regularly to advise and guide our Camp & Retreat staff in providing places and experiences for the purpose of making disciples for Jesus Christ. As partners with the local church, and other organizations doing good in the world, we served nearly 7,500 guests at our five centers in 2018. Of the 7,500 guests, approximately 2800 were children and youth involved in a transformational experience of community at a summer program.


    • Eden Rotella, CCRM Chair, Crossroads District
    • Shafeegh Habeeb, CCRM Vice-Chair, Finger Lakes District
    • Tim Barnes, Binghamton District
    • Rev. Anna Blinn Cole, Oneonta District
    • Judy Hipes, Genesee Valley District
    • Rev. Kim Reed, Adirondack District
    • Dr. Don Schuessler, Northern Flow District

    Liaisons & Ex-Officio:

    • Rev. Nancy Adams, Ex-Officio, Cabinet, District Superintendent of Binghamton and Oneonta Districts
    • Rev. Rich Barling, Ex-Officio, Conference Trustees, Crossroads District
    • Rev. Nancy Dibelius, Ex-Officio, Conference Council on Finance & Administration
    • Bob Flask, Ex-Officio, Conference Treasurer
    • Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, Ex-Officio, Director of Connectional Ministries

    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."