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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Day in the Life

    Perspectives: “Day in the Life”

    A Day in the Life: Mary Bradley

    October 11, 2016 / By Mary Bradley, Episcopal Office Manager

    I start each day checking voicemail and emails.  Then, the day unfolds from there.  Each day is its own and can change at the answer of one phone call. I am the support person to the Executive Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, and to Bishop Webb.  Beyond handling items that they request of me, my primary role is the appointment list and dealing with clergy …more

    A Day in the Life: Mike Weaver

    October 4, 2016 / By Mike Weaver, Accountant

    My name is Mike Weaver and I am the accountant for the finance ministry area of the Conference. I work directly with members of our local churches by providing the support and resources they need to record financial information, create budgets, and more. To understand more about what I do for the Conference, let me walk you through a typical day at the office. 8:00 a.m. - After settling in, …more

    A Day in the Life: Debi Marshall

    September 27, 2016 / By Debi Marshall, Human Resources Generalist

    As a mother of an-almost two year old, I’m on her schedule, so I usually enter the office between 8:00 and 8:15 each morning. 8:15 a.m. After putting away my lunch and booting up my computer, I usually start the day by clearing out my junk email and looking to see if I have any emails that need immediate responses. This morning I had several emails from my supervisor, Vicki …more

    A Day in the Life: Diane Miner

    September 20, 2016 / By Diane Miner, Media Resource Center Director

    Believe it or not, part of my work day starts from home when I wake up (5:30 a.m.).  The first thing I do is spend a half-hour reading part of a book from the Media Resource Center.  It doubles as a good devotional time and a way to preview materials.  I have made this part of my morning routine for over five years now.  I typically …more

    A Day in the Life: Kay Jackson

    September 12, 2016 / By Kay Jackson, Receptionist and Support Services Clerk

    I’m Kay Jackson. I am the receptionist and support services clerk for the Conference. I arrive each day at 8:30 a.m. Here is a snapshot of what a day looks like for me: 8:30 a.m. – As I started my day at the Conference office, I turned on the Keurig Machine and the copiers, to help make sure everyone’s day ran smoothly. I checked my emails, …more

    Introducing: A day in the life!

    August 24, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Welcome to our latest endeavor, the Upper New York Conference “Day in the Life” blog series! Over the next few months, you will read (and view) firsthand from several Conference Staff members as they chronicle a day in their life with Upper New York. Each week, we will feature a member from one of our Ministry Areas—they will share what their day is like, what type …more



    With more than 144,000 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."