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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Clergy Appointments

    Clergy in The United Methodist Church are individuals who serve as elders, deacons, commissioned ministers, and local pastors under appointment of a bishop (full and part-time), who hold membership in an annual conference, and who are commissioned, ordained or licensed. 

    Click here for the full list of 2021 Clergy appointments as of July 7, 2021.

    Wondering how clergy appointments are made? Click here to read about the process.


    October 1, 2021

    Bishop Mark J. Webb and the Upper New York Conference announce the following ad interim appointments:

    Adirondack

    • Elizabeth Mowry as a retired elder to Malta Ridge UMC effective August 8, 2021.
    • Deborah Waldron as a retired local pastor to Whitehall UMC effective September 1, 2021.

    Albany

    • Quincie Yamin as a full-time local pastor to Voorheesville: First UMC effective September 15, 2021.

    Cornerstone

    • Nancy Preston as a retired local pastor to Delevan UMC effective October 1, 2021.
    • Cynthia Hull as a part-time local pastor to West Valley: St. Paul’s UMC in addition to her current appointment at Machias UMC effective October 1, 2021.

    Crossroads

    • Diane DiLuzio as a retired elder interim at Cicero UMC effective July 5, 2021.
    • Susan Ranous as a full Deacon interim at Cicero UMC in addition to her current appointments at Susan Ranous, CPA and UNY Christian Stewardship effective July 5, 2021.

    Genesee Valley

    • Michael Whitcomb-Tavey as a full-time local pastor to Conesus/Scottsburg UMC’s effective July 23, 2021.
    • Patrick Dupont as a provisional deacon as Director of Outreach Center at Asbury First UMC effective July 19, 2021.

    Finger Lakes

    • Patience Kisakye as a full elder to medical leave effective August 9, 2021.
    • David Herrmann as a retired elder to Newark: First UMC effective August 15, 2021.

    Mohawk

    • Jane Sautter as a retired elder interim at Clinton UMC effective July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021.

    Mountain View

    • Dena Stevens as a full elder to Canisteo UMC in addition to her current appointment at Arkport UMC effective August 1, 2021.
    • Leonard Fuller as a part-time local pastor to Bishopville UMC in addition to his current appointment at Hornell UMC effective August 1, 2021.

    Niagara Frontier

    • Rebecca Naber as a full deacon to Kenmore UMC as Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach effective September 1, 2021.

    Northern Flow

    • Kevin Kitto as a full-time local pastor to Adams/Sulphur Springs UMC’s effective July 23, 2021.

    Oneonta

    • Deokryeol Bak as a full-time local pastor to Milford UMC effective September 15, 2021.

    Bishop Webb announces the following retirements pending approval of clergy session:

    • Augustus Jordan effective September 1, 2021
    • David Carnie effective September 1, 2021
    • Jane Bensley to Honorable location retired effective September 1, 2021
    • Kevin Grish effective July 1, 2022

    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."