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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Lay Servant Ministries

    Lay Servant Ministries is one of the most significant lay leadership development programs already available within the United Methodist connection. Through this system of equipping and empowering, lay servants have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who then go and make other disciples.

    Learn more:

    Certified Lay Servants
    Certified Lay Speaker
    Certified Lay Minister

    Click here for Lay Servant Ministry Forms.
    Click here for Lay Servant Courses.

    Conference Lay Servant Director: Lucina Hallagan

    Phone: (315) 945-9444

    Lucina has a degree in Human Resources Management from RIT. She currently works as H.R. Manager at Hallagan Furniture, has been a Lay Servant since 1991, a District Director of Lay Servant Ministries from 2012 to 2016 and currently is the Upper New York Conference Director. She has been a member of Newark First UMC her entire life and has faithfully served in many areas of ministry including Small Group Leader, Youth Mission Leader, Sunday School teacher and now as Media Ministry Director.  Lucina also serves on the Finger Lakes District Superintendency Team.  Lucina is married to Steve, has three children, Rev. Colleen Preuninger, Maggie and Andrew Hallagan. She uses Acts 20:24 (MSG) as an anchor scripture for her life: “What matters most to me is to finish what God started: the job the Master Jesus gave me of letting everyone I meet know all about this incredibly extravagant generosity of God.”

    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."