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

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    Upper New York Conference welcomes Jim Rowley

    March 25, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    United Methodists of Upper New York (UNY) are pleased to introduce Jim Rowley as the new Finance Manager. Jim steps into this role succeeding Beth Dupont, who will be retiring later this year after a dedicated 11-year tenure with the Conference. Jim will work with Conference Treasurer Bob Flask and the entire finance team. 
    Jim brings to UNY a rich history in accounting and finance, boasting nearly 40 years of leadership across private and public sectors. He is adept at managing operations, from a small company's finances to a $1.2 billion county budget, and recently served 12 years as Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations at Oneida City School District. He also has a rich history in government and politics, including serving as Supervisor of the Town of Clay and Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature. 
    Regarding his new role at UNY, Jim expressed enthusiasm and gratitude, stating, “It may be a bit cliché to state that God works in mysterious ways, but in my case, it is absolutely true. I could not have found a better role at this stage of my life than my new role with the Conference. I am blessed to retire from my school position and take on the Finance Manager position with the Conference. The staff I’ve met have been exceptional. The work is challenging, and I look forward to working with Bob Flask and the rest of the finance team to meet the goals of the Conference. To say that I am excited to start my new role would be an understatement!” 
    UNY’s leadership is equally excited about Jim joining the team. “Jim stood out very quickly during our extensive interview process. His outstanding skill set, and strong leadership ability make him a perfect fit for assisting the Treasurer and our finance team,” said Bob Flask. “We look forward to Jim’s insights from Beth as she concludes her remarkable career with us and are eager to collaborate with Jim in the years ahead.” 
    Outside of work, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five grandchildren, and focusing on his spiritual and physical well-being. Jim is also a sports enthusiast, enjoying football, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games in his leisure time. 
    Please join us as we welcome Jim to the Upper New York team.

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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."