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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    UNY blessed to have Charlie Camp as Finger Lakes Administrative Assistant

    May 17, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Last week, the Finger Lakes District welcomed their new Administrative Assistant, Charlie Camp.

    In addition to being a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Charlie has over 15 years of experience in administrative roles. Since 2019, she has worked as a part-time administrative assistant for Newark First United Methodist Church.

    A couple of months ago Charlie realized that her part-time position at the church was not enough to pay the bills and support her family. She didn’t want to leave the church. She felt that her job there was one of God’s callings for her

    Charlie said, “What other job could you have and not only say you worked for God, but also, to be surrounded by so many loving Christian friends and family? If you fell and scraped your knee, there would be 100 people there giving you a band-aid.”

    Charlie continued, “I decided to leave it in God’s hand and try not to stress so much as bills were piling up and prices of everything were rising…. gas, groceries, power bill, and so much more. I just prayed and not long after that I walked into work and the pastor told me the District Administrative Assistant job was available. I quickly jumped on it. I went home and prayed more. God is Great and knows exactly what you need and when you need it. He sometimes makes you sweat, but I believe that is a test to see if you have patience and will turn to Him.”

    Charlie is now able to keep her part-time Newark First job and can also work part-time as Finger Lakes District Administrative Assistant. She started her new position on May 11.

    Mary Bradley, the UNY Episcopal Office manager, trained Charlie.

    Mary said, “Charlie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. I think her current position at Newark First UMC will also assist her in the Finger Lakes District Office as she is already familiar with some of the church cycles. Charlie is a quick learner and truly feels called to this ministry.”

    Charlie is grateful for Mary’s help and for how welcoming the other District AAs have been. She said, “Even though there is so much information to absorb with this job Mary has made it so organized with a great binder and relays the information in a way that is so easy to learn. I also love knowing that if I have questions about something in the future that I have so much support. I have received emails from so many other AA’s that sent warm welcomes and to let me know if I need any help or have any questions, they are willing to help.”


    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."