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Rev. David Gaewski

Conference Minister
315-446-3073 ext 14 | DavidGaewski@uccny.org

Serves as head of all administrative, search and call, and program staff.  Provides consultation to all staff working with Committees on Ministry. Search and call assistance to local church search committees.  Serves as the Ecumenical Officer of the New York Conference.  Spiritual and administrative oversight and direction of all ministries of the New York Conference.  Oversees financial development.  Liaison with national setting of the United Church of Christ.   

Rev. Freeman Palmer

Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Development
201-388-6447 | freemanpalmer@uccny.org

Provides staff support for Committees on Ministry (Ordination and Ministerial Standing) as well as search and call assistance to local church search committees based in Suffolk and Metropolitan New York Associations of the New York Conference. Supervision and deployment of “Search and Call Assistant”. Oversight of new church starts and adoptions.  Oversight of church revitalization work. Provides staff support to New Church Start Team.

Rev. Ryan W. Henderson

Associate Conference Minister for Youth, Young Adults, and Emerging Ministries
585-329-3018 | rhenderson@uccny.org

Provides staff support for Committees on Ministry as well as search and call assistance to local church search committees based in the Western and Genesee Valley Associations of the New York Conference.  Development of youth ministry programming in the New York Conference.  Development of young adult networks and ministry.  Nurturing of UCC/Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partnership.  Advancement of social networking and emerging technologies among New York Conference churches. Support for online education opportunities.

Rev. Dr. Marjorie Purnine

Associate Conference Minister for Leadership Development
315-446-3073 ext. 16 | mpurnine@uccny.org

Provides staff support as well as search and call assistance to local church search committees based in Black River/St. Lawrence and Oneida Associations of the New York Conference. Administration of the New York School of Ministry.  Liaison between the New York Conference and MESA (Ministerial Excellence, Support, and Authorization Ministry Team).  Identification and development of leadership training opportunities for laity.  

Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams

Associate Conference Minister for Clergy and Authorized Ministry Concerns
845-500-5082 | mwilliams@uccny.org

Provides staff support to Committees on Ministry as well as search and call assistance to local church search committees based in the Essex, Hudson Mohawk, and Susquehanna Associations of the New York Conference. Provides pastoral care to all clergy and authorized ministers in crisis.  Interfaces with clergy groups and gatherings throughout the conference.  Researches continuing education opportunities available for clergy and authorized ministers.  Promotes “Communities of Practice”.  Provides staff support for the Commission on Ministry and the UCCNY Women.

Rev. Emily McNeil

Coordinator of Justice Ministries

The Coordinator of Justice Ministries works closely with the Conference Minister in advising and coordination how the New York Conference will respond to justice issues that arise both within and beyond New York State. Reverend McNeil is the Acting Director of the Labor-Religion Coalition for New York State. Emily holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she was a Fellow with the Poverty Initiative, a national network of grassroots and religious leaders organizing to end poverty. She is a member of Journey UCC in Glenmont, NY.

Rev. Marraine Kettell

Coordinator of Local Church Ministries
607-962-7423 | pastor@corningucc.org

Assists the conference staff with the coordination and tasks of the Commission on Ministry, the New Church and Church Revitalization Team, New York School of Ministry, the State Youth Event Planning Team (or it’s successor body), Partners in Education, and Women of the New York Conference

Ms. Susan Frost

Coordinator of Wider Church Ministries
uccnywcm@gmail.com

Assist the conference staff with the coordination and tasks of the Commission for Global Ministries, Commission for Interfaith and Ecumenical Relations, and the Disaster Response Team.

Mr. David Losito

Manager of Finance and Administration
315-446-3073 | dlosito@uccny.org

Ms. Sueli Gaewsky

Administrative Assistant
315-446-3073 | sgaewsky@uccny.org

Ms. Susan Frost

Conference Clerk
confclerk@uccny.org

Ms. Lisa Delgado

Conference Bookkeeper
315-446-3073 | bookkeeper@uccny.org

Ms. Brea Rarick

Communications Coordinator
communications@uccny.org

Rev. Leigh McCaffrey

NYSOM Clerk
nysomclerk@uccny.org

5575 Thompson Rd. • DeWitt, NY 13214 • 315-446-3073 • Fax: 315-446-3076 • office@uccny.org