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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from September 2019

    Rev. Grace Imathiu hopes Bishop’s Retreat speeches prepare, energize pastors

    September 3, 2019 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    The Rev. Grace Imathiu will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2019 UNY Bishop’s Retreat, which focuses this year on the theme “Biblical Risk Takers.” This year’s Bishop’s Retreat will be held Oct. 22-24 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Rochester, NY. Rev. Imathiu said she is excited to return to the Upper New York Conference, where she previously led …more

    2019 Lottie Brown recipients to pursue helping and clergy professions

    September 3, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Each year the Upper New York Annual Conference College Scholarships Committee offers Lottie Brown Scholarships for undergraduate students who are intending to enter a career in Christian service. This year’s recipients are Emily Allen, Katie Allen, Melissa Chun, Kendra Ellison, Rachel John, Lela Ormsby, and Sam Smith. Emily Allen attends Houghton College; she will be graduating in Dec. 2019. She hopes to become a United Methodist elder and has …more

    The Upper New York Conference welcomes Tamara (Tammy) S. McAdam as the Northern Flow Administrative Assistant

    September 2, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Tammy McAdam is the new Northern Flow District Administrative Assistant. She has an associate’s degree in Business Administration and has worked in business roles for over 30 years. Currently, Tammy is undergoing training for her District Administrative Assistant position. She said, “Training is going very well. All the other AAs and Mary (Bradley) have been helpful…I am mostly learning by doing, which is the way that …more



    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."