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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    VIM Steering Committee

    UNY VIM Co-Chairs

    Roger Cullen is a retired research department finance manager from Cornell University. He is a Volunteer-in-Mission to various domestic, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican and Haitian sites. He served as a long term volunteer Finance Manager at Red Bird Mission, Ky., 2008-09. Roger is a member of Clifton Springs United Methodist Church.  

    Donna Cullen is a retired policy administrator from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a volunteer for Children’s Disaster Ministries and a Volunteer-in-Mission locally, nationally and internationally. Donna is a member of Clifton Springs United Methodist Church.

    Roger and Donna can be reached at or at (585) 398-1282. They encourage interested individuals to Like the Upper New York VIM Facebook page to get the latest information on training and teams as well as reports from returning teams and news from the jurisdiction, UMCOR and Global Ministries.

    Northeastern Jurisdiction UMVIM Coordinator:

    Rev. Tom Lank -

    The UNY District Representatives are:

    Gracie Lynn Besse -

    Jack Hill -
    Jan Huston -

    John Conklin -

    Tom and Linda Cooper -
    Molly Golando -
    Brian Greenwald -
    Charlie Hodges -
    Lee Capodagli -

    Mike Block -
    Bob Mueller -

    Finger Lakes
    Donna Cullen -
    Sandy Hall -
    Russ Riddell -

    Genesee Valley
    Mary Lou Buck -
    Walt Mathais -
    Ray Noell -

    Brian Fellows -
    Dave Woodcock -

    Mountain View
    Don Snyder -
    Diane Albright -
    Stephen Crowell -

    Niagara Frontier
    Bob Schooley -
    Renee Engels -

    Northern Flow
    Marvin Reimer -
    Sylvia Reimer -
    Lance Stetson -

    Terry McNeil -

    With more than 168,000 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."