2012-2013 Clergy Appointments

Clergy in The United Methodist Church are individuals who serve as elders, deacons, commissioned ministers, and local pastors under appointment of a bishop (full and part-time), who hold membership in an annual conference, and who are commissioned, ordained or licensed.

Click here for the full list of the 2012-2013 Clergy appointments
Updated July 1, 2012


Appointment Announcements - May 16, 2013

Adirondack:

  • Phillip Richards is appointed as a full elder to Plattsburgh UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Derek Hansen is appointed as a provisional elder to Hudson Falls and Glens Falls UMC’s effective July 1, 2013.

Crossroads:

  • Dana Horrell is appointed as a full elder to extension ministry as Volunteer Executive Director at Center for the Congregation in Public Life at 50% in addition to his appointment at Jordan UMC 50% effective July 1, 2013.
  • Clair Mosher is appointed as a part time local pastor to Apple Valley UMC in addition to his current appointment at Onativia and Erieville UMC’s effective July 1, 2013.
  • John Fulton is appointed part time as a retired elder to Chittenango UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Colleen Preuninger is appointed as a full elder to United Methodist Ecumenical Chaplain at Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University effective July 1, 2013.
  • Marion Moore-Colgan is appointed as a full elder to Fulton State Street UMC and Phoenix UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Jeff Hodge is appointed as a full deacon to Pennellville UMC in addition to his appointment at Baldwinsville UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Thomas Wolfe is appointed as a full elder on extension ministry as President of ILiff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountain Conference effective July 1, 2013.

Genesee Valley:

  • Ray Noell is appointed as an associate member to Perry: First and Covington UMC’s effective July 1, 2013.
  • Mary Rublee is appointed as a provisional elder to Honeoye Falls UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Margaret “Meg” Morin is appointed as a part time local pastor to Allen’s Hill UMC in addition to her current appointment at Ionia UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Kelly Carner is appointed as a part time local pastor to Hamlin UMC in addition to his current appointment to Webster UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Linda Haight is appointed as a part time local pastor to Stafford UMC in addition to her current appointment at South Byron UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Mountain View:

  • Kathy Dye is appointed as a part time local pastor to Prattsburgh & Italy Valley UMC’s effective May 1, 2013.

Niagara Frontier:

  • Larry Eastlack is appointed as a part time local pastor to Amherst: Trinity UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Christopher Wylie is appointed as a full elder to Millville/Knowlesville UMC’s effective July 1, 2013.

Oneonta:

  • Brandilynne Craver is appointed as a part time local pastor to Mount Upton UMC in addition to her appointment in the Binghamton District at Smithville Center UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Sharon Rankins-Burd is appointed as a part time local pastor to Fly Creek/Schuyler Lake effective July 1, 2013.

Appointment Announcements - May 2, 2013

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Annual Conference:

Binghamton:

  • Dale Austin is appointed as a full elder to First: Endicott and Park Terrace UMC’s effective July 1, 2013. 

Crossroads:

  • Joseph Kim is appointed as a full elder to Manlius UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Elyse Skiles is appointed as a part time local pastor to Lycoming and Southwest Oswego effective July 1, 2013.

Genesee Valley:

  • Todd Goddard is appointed as a full elder to East Rochester UMC in addition to his appointment at West Walworth Zion UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Geraldine Rapino is appointed as a provisional elder to Adams Basin and Rochester: Wesley effective July 1, 2013.

Mohawk:

  • Jack Ford is appointed as a full time local pastor to Dolgeville/Oppenheim effective July 1, 2013.

Mountain View:

  • Pamela Carey is appointed as a provisional elder to Arkport and Bishopville UMC’s effective July 1, 2013.

Appointment Announcements - April 11, 2013

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Annual Conference:

Binghamton:

  • Corey Tarreto is appointed as a provisional elder to Whitney Point UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Northern Flow:

  • Sally Buyea is appointed as a provisional elder to Dexter and Brownville UMC’s effective July 1, 2013.

Oneonta:

  • Thomas Pullyblank is appointed as a full elder to Sidney UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Appointment Announcements - March 28, 2013

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Annual Conference:

Cornerstone:

  • Suzanne Block is appointed as a full elder to Olean: Christ UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Crossroads:

  • Douglas Mackey is appointed as a provisional elder to Syracuse: Rockefeller UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Steven Eddy is appointed as a full elder to Oswego Trinity and Oswego Center UMC’s effective July 1, 2013.

Genesee Valley:

  • Matthew French is appointed as a full time local pastor to Bergen UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • David Washburn is appointed as a part time local pastor to Bergen UMC effective March 20, 2013.

Mohawk:

  • Carl Getz is appointed as a part time local pastor to Trenton UMC effective March 15, 2013.
  • Daniel Richter is appointed as a part time local pastor to Ava: Hilltop UMC effective March 15, 2013.

Oneonta:

  • Diane Diluzio is appointed as a full elder to Oxford/McDonough effective July 1, 2013.

Bishop Webb announces the following retirements pending the approval of clergy session:

  • Mario J. Gazzilli
  • Constance L. Seifert
  • David R. LaRoe

Susan Heafield is returning to her home conference the New England Annual Conference effective July 1, 2013.


Appointment Announcements - March 14, 2013

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Annual Conference:

Adirondack:

  • Rodger White is appointed as a retired provisional member to Mooers UMC missionally effective March 1, 2013.

Albany:

  • Sara Baron is appointed as a full elder to First UMC, Schenectady effective July 1, 2013.

Genesee Valley:

  • Devin Lyles is appointed as a part time local pastor to Rush UMC effective March 2, 2013.
  • Kevin Slough is appointed as a full time local pastor to Elmgrove UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Mountain View:

  • Leanne Zeck is appointed as a full elder to Elmira: New Beginnings UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Niagara Frontier:

  • Matthew Farrell is appointed as a provisional elder to Clarence UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Oneonta:

  • Diane Diluzio is appointed as a full elder to Oxford/McDonough effective July 1, 2013.
  • Jeff Smith is appointed as a part time local pastor to Richmondville UMC and Cherry Valley UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Appointment Announcements - Feb. 28, 2013

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Annual Conference:

Crossroads:

  • Michael Weeden is appointed as a full elder to Fulton: First UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Northern Flow:

  • Patricia Lee Walz is appointed as a full elder to Personal Leave of Absence effective June 2, 2013

Oneonta:

  • Melissa McCarthy is appointed as a part time local pastor to Delanson UMC effective March 1, 2013.
  • Barbara Thorington-Green is appointed as a local pastor interim to Oxford/McDonough effective February 16, 2013 – June 30, 2013.
  • Allyson Ellis is appointed as a full elder to medical leave effective February 16, 2013.
  • William Delia is appointed as a full elder to Cooperstown UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Appointment Announcements - Feb. 14, 2013

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Annual Conference:

Adirondack:

  • Phillip Phaneuf is appointed as a provisional elder to Queensbury UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Binghamton:

  • Thanna Howell is appointed as a part time local pastor to Willet UMC effective February 2, 2013.
  • Peggi Eller is appointed as a provisional Elder to Nimmonsburg UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Cornerstone:

  • William Allen is appointed as a full elder to Bemus Point UMC effective July 1, 2013.
  • Kristen Allen is appointed as a full elder to Bemus Point UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Crossroads:

  • Michaela St. Marie is appointed as a full elder to Little Utica/Warners UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Genesee Valley

  • David Underwood is appointed as a full elder to Victor UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Mohawk

  • Susan Tew Selden is appointed as a full elder as coordinating pastor to Westmoreland UMC in addition to her appointment at Delta/Verona effective February 1, 2013.
  • Michael A. Smith is appointed as a full elder to Mohawk Valley: Trinity UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Bishop Webb announces the following retirements July 1, 2013 pending approval at Clergy Session:

  • Susan Davis

Appointment Announcements - Jan. 31, 2013

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Annual Conference: 

Bishop Webb announces the appointment of Rev. David Masland as a full elder to Director of New Faith Communities effective July 1, 2013.

Bishop Webb announces the appointment of Rev. David W. Kofahl as a full elder as Conference Superintendent assigned to the Binghamton District effective July 1, 2013.

Adirondack:

  • Ray Stees is appointed as a retired elder to continue interim at Queensbury UMC through June 30, 2013
  • John Chesney is appointed as a retired elder to Bolton Landing Emmanuel UMC effective January 1, 2013.

Albany:

  • Sundar Samuel is appointed as a provisional elder to East Greenbush UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Binghamton:

  • Mark Kimpland is appointed as a full elder to Endwell UMC effective July 1, 2013.

Genesee Valley

  • Harold Coller is appointed as a retired elder to Elba UMC effective January 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013

Bishop Webb announces the following retirements July 1, 2013 pending approval at Clergy Session:

  • Janice Marsi
  • Ronald Wenzinger

Appointment Announcements - Dec. 18, 2012

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments in the Upper New York Conference:

Adirondack:

  • Ray Stees is appointed as a retired elder interim to Queensbury UMC effective 10/15/2012 – 1/1/2013.
  • Paul Winkelman is appointed as a part time local pastor to RW Johnsburg/Pottersville effective 12/5/2012.
  • Henry Frueh is appointed as a full elder to extension ministry as Chaplain for Community Hospice of Schenectady County in addition to his extension ministry at EcoSabbath Ministries effective 11/20/2012.

Binghamton:

  • Paul Reed is appointed as a part time local pastor to Little Meadows UMC effective 12/5/12.

Cornerstone:

  • John Jackson is appointed as a part time local pastor to North Harmony UMC effective 12/5/12.
  • Grace Warren is appointed as a part time local pastor to Blockville UMC effective 12/5/12.

Crossroads:

  • Jeffrey Hodge is appointed as a Full Deacon interim to Pennellville UMC in addition to his appointments at Baldwinsville UMC, and extension ministry to J. Hodge Consulting effective 11/1/2012 – 6/30/13.
  • Bruce Barden is appointed as a retired elder interim to Little Utica UMC effective 11/1/12 – 11/30/2012.
  • Elizabeth Morey is appointed as a retired elder interim to Warners UMC effective 11/1/12 – 6/30/2013. She will also be serving the Little Utica UMC effective 12/1/12 – 6/30/13.

Genesee Valley

  • Linda Clemow is appointed as a provisional deacon missionally as Artist in Residence at Rochester: Asbury First UMC effective 12/4/2012.

Mohawk

  • Lamar Claypool is appointed as a full elder to extension ministry as Chaplain at Travis County Sherriff Department in Texas effective 11/19/2012.
  • Cindy Makarchuk is appointed as a full time local pastor as the coordinating pastor to East Schuyler UMC effective 12/1/2012 in addition to her appointment at West Schuyler and Maynard.

Mountain View

  • Jacqueline Epler is appointed as a part time local pastor to Catlin UMC effective 11/1/12.
  • Betty Bement is appointed as a retired elder to Beaver Dams UMC effective 11/25/12 – 12/27/2012.

Niagara Frontier

  • Merrill Bender is appointed as a part time local pastor to Alabama-Basom UMC effective 10/25/2012.

Bishop Webb announces the following retirements July 1, 2013 pending approval at Clergy Session:

  • Robert Zimmerman
  • John Fulton
  • Daniel Ling
  • Daniel McBride
  • Marilyn Baissa
  • Carol Keller
  • Kathleen McCombe
  • Robert Lowenthal
  • Bruce McDonald

Appointment Announcements  Oct. 24, 2012

Bishop Mark J. Webb announces the following appointments within the Conference:

Adirondack

  • John Chesney is appointed as a retired elder part-time to Hudson Falls UMC effective Sept. 1, 2012.
  • Stephen Andrews is appointed as a part-time local pastor to North River UMC in addition to his appointment at First UMC of Warrensburg effective Sept. 9, 2012.

Albany

  • Rev. Richard Weihing is appointed as a full elder as District Superintendent of the Albany District effective Oct. 15, 2012.

Crossroads

  • Bruce Webster is appointed as a retired elder as Interim UM Protestant Chaplain at Syracuse University effective Aug. 1, 2012.

Finger Lakes

  • Katharine Benton is appointed as a full-time local pastor to Gorham UMC effective Jan. 1, 2013.
  • Natalie Bowerman is appointed as a part-time local pastor to Benton and Vine Valley UMC’s effective Oct.r 1, 2012. 

Genesee Valley

  • Alison Schmied is appointed as a part-time local pastor to extension ministry as Protestant Chaplain at Nazareth College in addition to her appointment at Rush UMC effective July 1, 2012.
  • Wilson Jones is appointed as a full elder to Covington UMC in addition to his appointment at Perry UMC effective Sept. 9, 2012.
  • Laura Calos is appointed as a full elder to a personal leave of absence Sept. 17-Jan. 6, 2013.
  • David Jones is appointed as a retired elder of the New Mexico Annual Conference to Macedon Center/South Perinton UMC effective Sept. 18-Dec. 31, 2012.

Mohawk

  • Jay Suh Yang is appointed as a retired elder to New London UMC only effective Sept. 22, 2012.
  • Robert Dean is appointed as a Full Elder to New Creations: Boonville UMC effective Nov. 1, 2012.

Mountain View

  • Daniel Knopf is appointed as a part-time local pastor to South Canisteo only effective Nov. 1, 2012.

Niagara Frontier

  • Lisa Taylor is appointed as a part-time local pastor to Pendleton Center UMC effective Oct. 1, 2012.
  • David Rood is appointed as a part-time local pastor to Four Corners UMC in addition to his appointment at Versailles UMC effective Oct. 1, 2012.
  • Fred Holdridge is appointed as a part-time local pastor to Gowanda UMC in addition to his appointment at Collins Center UMC effective Oct. 1, 2012.

Bishop Webb announces the following retirements pending approval at Clergy Session:

  • John Edward Nuessle effective Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Paul R. Darnell effective Nov. 29, 2012.
  • Adrienne Russell effective Sept. 30, 2012.
  • Brolin Parker effective Oct. 1, 2012.
  • Campbell C. Laker effective Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Eileen Cornwell Sloth effective July 1, 2013.

Appointment Announcements  Aug. 30, 2012

Bishop Marcus Matthews is pleased to announce the following interim appointments:

Niagara Frontier District

  • Barbara A. Brewer is appointed as a part-time local pastor to Alden United Methodist Church effective July 30, 2012.

Mohawk District

  • Patricia Johnson is appointed as a part-time local pastor to Lee & Taberg United Methodist Churches effective August 15, 2012.