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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Benefits and Administrative Services”

    Valeski to be Administrative Assistant for Finance and Benefits

    September 17, 2014 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference is pleased to announce that Julie Valeski has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant for Finance and Benefits. Valeski has served as the Conference Receptionist/Support Services Clerk since Sept. 10, 2013. Valeski will remain in her current position until a replacement is hired. "I am pleased that Julie has demonstrated the skills necessary to move into this position and has the desire to serve in these …more

    Conference retirees learning about new health insurance

    September 16, 2014 / By Beth DiCocco / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Conference Benefits Officer Vicki Putney has been traveling around the Conference to help retirees and their spouses prepare for a significant change to their health benefits. As of January 2015, Conference retirees – clergy and lay – age 65 and older will receive health insurance through Medicare along with a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to help them pay for their insurance and health-care expenses. Since there are a number …more

    Your ministry shares at work: the Conference Benefits Office

    August 12, 2014 / By Beth DiCocco / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    From helping newly retired pastors move to their new homes to assisting churches that are trying to negotiate state and federal employment laws, the work of the Upper New York Benefits Office is wide ranging and complex.Vicki Putney The office's work is critically important to both active and retired clergy – and this vital ministry is one of the many supported by ministry share dollars. "The ministry shares …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."