New York-Connecticut District


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.

District Newsletters>>

District Administrative Assistant

Chan Gillham

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

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

Facebook Page:

Directions: Click here to see our location on MapQuest.

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.




Beacon: Christ

Brewster: First

Buchanan: Trinity-Boscobel

Carmel: Drew

Central Valley

Cold Spring




Dover Plains



Fort Montgomery


Greenwich: Diamond Hill

Greenwich: First

Greenwich: Round Hill


High Ridge/Stamford Korean

Highland Falls: UMC of the Highlands

Highland Mills


Hyde Park


LaGrangeville: Trinity

Lake Mahopac

Lyall Memorial Federated

Milan: Rowe


Monroe, NY

Mount Kisco


New Canaan

New Milford, NY: Edenville

Newburgh: First

Newburgh: Gardnertown

Newburgh: Grace

Newburgh: Trinity Parish

Norwalk: Cornerstone

Norwalk: El Camino



Pine Plains

Pleasant Valley, NY


Poughkeepsie: Mid-Hudson Korean


Pound Ridge: Community Church


Putnam Valley: Grace

Red Hook


Ridgebury: Grace

Ridgefield: Jesse Lee Memorial


Shrub Oak


South Highland

Stamford: First

Stevens Memorial

Sugar Loaf

Vail's Gate


Wappingers Falls


Wiccopee Community

Wilton: Zion's Hill

Wingdale: South Dover

Yorktown Heights