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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    New District Superintendent structure for Upper New York

    April 25, 2023 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As Upper New York (UNY) Area Resident Bishop, Héctor A. Burgos Núñez previously announced, the UNY Conference will switch from nine District Superintendents to six District Superintendents (DS) effective July 1, 2023.

    On June 30, 2023, the current Crossroads and Finger Lakes District Superintendent, the Rev. Nola Anderson; Mohawk District Superintendent, the Rev. Abel Roy; and the Rev. Ted Anderson, who has been serving as Interim District Superintendent for the Genesee Valley District, will complete their terms. The six remaining District Superintendents will generally be serving two districts.

    “This new configuration for the Cabinet is an excellent example of the collaborative leadership model that Upper New York is leaning into on all levels. All pastors and congregations will continue to be cared for and have the resources needed to effectively serve in the community and excel at continuing the mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” Bishop Héctor said.

    The district coverage assignments for UNY’s 12 districts, effective July 1st, are as follows:

    • The Rev. Carlos Rosa-Laguer will serve the Niagara Frontier District and the Cornerstone District.
    • The Rev. Suzanne Block will serve the Genesee Valley District and the Mountain View District.
    • The Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood will serve the Finger Lakes District and the Crossroads District.
    • The Rev. Mike Weeden will be the Mohawk and Northern Flow District's District Superintendent.
    • The Rev. Debbie Earthrowl will be the District Superintendent of the Adirondack and Albany Districts.
    • The Rev. Bob Kolvik Campbell will serve the Binghamton and Oneonta Districts.

    To ensure an equitable distribution of churches among district superintendents, the Mohawk District will be covered by Rev. Weeden, Rev. Earthrowl, and Rev. Campbell. Click here for a list indicating which DS will support specific churches in the Mohawk District.

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    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."