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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood and Rev. Bob Kolvik-Campbell to become District Superintendents

    January 17, 2022 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new District Superintendents.

    The Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood, pastor at Penfield United Methodist Church, will be appointed to the Southern Tier Region and assigned as Superintendent of the Mountain View District.                                                    

    The Rev. Robert Kolvik-Campbell, pastor at Christ United Methodist Church, Sherrill, will be appointed to the Southern Tier Region and assigned as Superintendent of the Binghamton and Oneonta Districts. The appointments are effective July 1, 2022.

    “Both Rev. Rood and Rev. Kolvik-Campbell offer passionate and gifted leadership. Throughout their pastoral ministry, they have demonstrated a strong commitment to the mission of the Church, while assisting others to experience God’s call and faithfully serve the world around them in the name of Jesus Christ. Each of them has extensive leadership experience, serving in various capacities in Upper New York, and they are committed to the future of our Conference and The United Methodist Church,” Bishop Webb said. “As we continue in this season within our world and our beloved Church, I know Sherri and Bob will offer steady, faithful, and wise leadership to the districts and to the Conference as a whole, as we walk with one another and seek to remain focused on our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

    Rev. Rood previously served eight years as the District Superintendent of the Cornerstone District. The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church allows an elder to serve an additional term as District Superintendent not to exceed 14 years as long as service does not consist of more than eight years in a consecutive 11 years.

    Current Binghamton and Oneonta District Superintendent, the Rev. Nancy Adams and current Mountain View District Superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Jeff McDowell will complete their eighth consecutive year of service on the Cabinet and will be appointed to a new setting.

    “Nancy and Jeff have served with such faithfulness, wisdom, and love. They have added much to the work of the Cabinet and the life of Upper New York Conference,” Bishop Webb said. “They will be greatly missed in this role, but we know that God will continue to use their gifts in ways that will bless the Church and help us live our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

    Bishop Webb invites you keep these four servants of Christ, as well as the congregations of Penfield and Christ:Sherrill in your prayers during this time of transition and new beginnings.

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    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."