The Cornerstone District of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church is located in the southwestern corner of New York State. The District is comprised of 75 United Methodist and Federated churches in three counties—Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany.
The Cornerstone District is in the southwestern corner of the state, bordered on two sides by Pennsylvania. The district has a history of teamwork between the superintendent and the pastors who meet on a monthly basis. This teamwork also extends to the lay leadership of the churches who meet twice a year with the superintendent and pastors for the ministry equipping school. The Cornerstone district in also noted for its emphasis on mission work within the district, conference and globally. The approach which emerges from these emphases is directed toward our people becoming ever more effective communicators of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Communication is centered in witnessing in word and deed.

District Lay Leader contact information:

Susan Hardy, Cornerstone Lay Leader

Address: 8840 Harmon Hill Road, Fredonia, NY 14063



District Superintendent

Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood
Phone: (716) 665-2423

Administrative Assistant

Cathy Hall
Phone: (716) 665-2423

Cornerstone District

Address: 663 Lakeview Ave
Address: Jamestown, NY 14701
Office Phone: (716) 665-2423
Fax: (716) 665-3763
Directions: Take I-90 to exit 59 Fredonia Route 60 Turn left off the exit ramp onto Route 60 continue to follow Route 60 about 20 miles. In Gerry, turn right at the blinker light to remain on Route 60 and follow it into Jamestown. Go underneath the I-86 bridges. Drive past the Lakeview Cemetery. Turn left onto Buffalo St directly at the end of the cemetery. Drive 1 block. Christ First UMC is on the right. The district office is located on the second floor.