New York-Connecticut District

Superintendent


Rev. Elizabeth J. (Betsy) Ott

Betsy Ott is a member of the New York Annual Conference and serves as the  superintendent of the New York/Connecticut District. A life-long Methodist, Rev. Ott grew up in the Catskill Mountain region of New York State and is the daughter and grand-daughter of Methodist clergy.

She attended Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and holds a B.S. degree in sociology with a minor in religion from Excelsior College of the State University of New York. Betsy was awarded the M.Div., magna cum laude, from the Theological School of Drew University where she received several academic scholarships including the Georgia Harkness Scholarship and the Patterson Prize for excellence in Old Testament Studies. She received additional training in demographics, evangelism, preaching, Just Peace, conflict resolution, and boundaries and sexual ethics.

Before entering ministry Rev. Ott worked in various business and not for profit settings. An active community volunteer, Rev. Ott brings experience gained from participation on various committees and boards as a lay member within The United Methodist Church, for the PTA, and for a time as a member of a village Architectural and Historic Review Board.

Within the annual conference, Betsy has served on many district and conference committees and as the chair of the Boundaries and Sexual Ethics Committee, the budget chair of the Connectional Ministries Vision Table, and as the chair of the Evangelism Committee. She feels privileged to have mentored candidates for ministry seeking commissioning and ordination. Betsy served as pastor to the churches of Westbrookville, Trinity-Boscobel, Lake Ronkonkoma and Park Avenue before being appointed to the superintendency.


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District Administrative Assistant


Chan Gillham

Address:
42 Cross Road
P.O. Box 3007
Stamford, CT 06905

Office Phone: (203) 348-9181
Fax: (203) 964-1423

Email: NYCTdistrict@nyac-umc.com
Facebook Page: 
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About Chan:

Chan is originally from Seoul, Korea. Married to Gerry, they have two sons, one living near Los Angeles and the other in Boston.

She received a B.A. degree in journalism from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and an A.A.S. degree in Interior Design from Parsons in New York City. Her first career was an English language broadcaster for K.B.S. (Korean Broadcasting System), her husband's work took her and the family to Stamford, CT in 1991.

Ms. Gillham has been working as the administrative assistant for the district since 1997 and still loves it! As a member of High Ridge/ Korean UMC in Stamford, Chan is active at all levels of church.

She speaks Korean, English and Japanese comfortably.


Events

Churches


Bangall


Beacon: Christ


Brewster: First


Buchanan: Trinity-Boscobel


Carmel: Drew


Central Valley


Cold Spring


Cornwall


Danbury


Darien


Dover Plains


Elizaville


Fishkill


Fort Montgomery


Goshen


Greenwich: Diamond Hill


Greenwich: First


Greenwich: Round Hill


Harriman


High Ridge/Stamford Korean


Highland Falls: UMC of the Highlands


Highland Mills


Holmes


Hyde Park


Katonah


LaGrangeville: Trinity


Lake Mahopac


Lyall Memorial Federated


Milan: Rowe


Millerton


Monroe, NY


Mount Kisco


Mountainville


New Canaan


New Milford, NY: Edenville


Newburgh: First


Newburgh: Gardnertown


Newburgh: Grace


Newburgh: Trinity Parish


Norwalk: Cornerstone


Norwalk: El Camino


Pawling


Peekskill


Pine Plains


Pleasant Valley, NY


Poughkeepsie


Poughkeepsie: Mid-Hudson Korean


Poughquag


Pound Ridge: Community Church


Purdys


Putnam Valley: Grace


Red Hook


Rhinebeck


Ridgebury: Grace


Ridgefield: Jesse Lee Memorial


Rowayton


Shrub Oak


Sloatsburg


South Highland


Stamford: First


Stevens Memorial


Sugar Loaf


Vail's Gate


Verbank


Wappingers Falls


Warwick


Wiccopee Community


Wilton: Zion's Hill


Wingdale: South Dover


Yorktown Heights