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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Meet the DLTs

    Perspectives from July 2019

    Meet the DLTs: Rev. Anna Blinn Cole & Pastor Rich Howard

    July 23, 2019 / By

    In this vlog, Pastor Rich Howard dives deep into the Bible trying to find a warranty for a church that is no longer vital. The Rev. Anna Blinn Cole steps in and references Mark 5: 38-42 where a crowd fears a resting girl is no longer alive, yet Jesus shows them she is merely sleeping. Rev. Blinn Cole compares a church to this resting girl and explains just like the girl, …more

    Meet the DLTs: Rev. David Pritchard

    July 16, 2019 / By Rev. David Pritchard

    I am David Pritchard, Pastor of Sherburne UMC (www.sumconline.org; FB Page @SherbChurch), going into my second year of ministry in Sherburne. I have been on the District Leadership Team for about as long as my appointment to Sherburne and am very grateful for the opportunity to serve God in this way. At Sherburne, we are focused on making disciples who communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ through …more

    Meet the DLTs: Rev. Paul Winkelman

    July 9, 2019 / By Rev. Paul Winkelman / 3 Comments

    I am originally from Northern Illinois, and I remember attending a United Methodist Church there before moving to New York at the age of 10. After accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior, I began to see the world differently. My desire to love, to help, and to serve was amplified. Through living the gospel of Jesus Christ, through seeing people being brought to Christ, and through watching the church transform …more

    Meet the DLTs: The Oneonta DLT

    July 1, 2019 / By Rev. Rachel Morse

    We keep saying this in the Oneonta District as we practice “invitation without incentive’.” Discipleship promises possibility; we must become the transformation we wish to see in the world.  When we explored what discipleship means to us, the word that resonated most was transformation. Being disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of ourselves and the world. This is part of the generative discipleship system which …more


    With more than 168,000 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."