Health and Welfare Ministries, Camps and Retreat Centers

Anchor House

Phone: 718-771-0760

Alison King, Administrator
1041 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Men’s Facility: 
Roger Jamison, Program Director
Hector Moreno, Clinical & Vocational Director
1041 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Women’s Facility: 
Charolette Graham, Acting Program Director
976 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home and Adult Day Health Center

Victor Orriola, Administrator  
1485 Dumont Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208    


Children's Home

George Dermody, President/CEO
1182 Chenango St, Binghamton, NY 13901-1696    


Connecticut District Missions and Church Extension Society (DIMCHEX)

DIMCHEX is the Connecticut District Parish Development. DIMCHEX’s purpose is to help assist churches within the CT District who would like to reach out to the community through programs like: after-school or summer programs for children/ youth, special projects that benefit the community, emergency repairs or needed improvements to churches, street church signs, etc.

Here are excerpts from two churches that were helped this past year:

If you are like me, the word DIMCHEX is a bit of a mystery, or at least it used to be. Prior to 2008, I probably couldn’t tell the difference between DIMCHEX and Rice Chex. But now, I not only know the difference, but I have seen the difference that DIMCHEX can make. In 2008 the church I serve, Watertown UMC, applied for a grant from DIMCHEX to help fund a part-time youth leader at the church. At that time youth ministry was hanging by a thread at the church with a small group of youth. The church decided to commit to a paid staff member whose primary focus would be the youth. The salary the church wanted to offer to attract quality persons was a little beyond what the could afford, but a DIMCHEX grant for the first year allowed the church to hire a leader and the youth group over the next 4 years grew in numbers (to about 25-30 weekly attendance from 6) and ministry. The grant was a one-time, start-up gift, but it gave the church the momentum it needed to build this important ministry. I like Rice Chex, but for the difference it made, I think I like DIMCHEX even more.
– Paul Hibbard, Watertown UMC

This summer, First UMC of Shelton witnessed the completion of a long-standing vision for a true handicap entrance to the Fellowship Hall. Phil Cooke, a Boy Scout with our chartered troop, Troop 25, approached the Board of Trustees with the idea of building a ramp. This was a large and challenging project but thanks to the dedication of the Boy Scouts, the congregation, generous donors from the community and a grant from DIMCHEX, the church now has a new electronically opening door, larger stairs and landing and a ramp leading from the parking into the building. First UMC of Shelton has been blessed to be able to give to DIMCHEX in the past and now blessed by how those gifts have multiplied and will allow us to expand our outreach and ministry.
— Rev. Heather Sinclair, First UMC Shelton

For more information, please contact:
 Brian Bodt, 203-874-1982,     
168 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460                                    


Kingswood Camp and Retreat Center

An NYAC Owned-and-Operated Facility in the Catskill Mountains
Phone (June 15 through Labor Day):   607-637-5401
1500 Hathaway Pond Rd, Hancock, NY 13783 

A NYAC Owned-and-Operated Facility in the  Catskill Mountains

“Woodsmoke,” two one-week sessions of Christian sleep-away camp
Twelve weeks of family camping in RV’s and equipped campsites
Year round farm house rentals for do-it-yourself retreat in the fall, winter and spring (16 people)

Farmhouse Reservations – Carol Stidworthy, Registrar    845-258-4663 
Woodsmoke Camp for Kids
Lauren Ruiz, ONLINE Registrar     

Family Camping Site Reservations – ONLINE 
Holly Moore, Administrator
Cheryl Winship, Site Director

Linden Hill United Methodist Cemetery, Inc.

Charles Lauber, Superintendent   


Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Maria E. Perez, CEO/Administrator 
4499 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, Bronx, NY 10471-3998

New York Methodist Hospital


Mark J. Mundy, President     

Peter Poulos, Director of Pastoral Care   

506 Sixth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Olmsted Center

Phone: 845-534-7900
FAX: 845-534-3540
114 Bayview Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
Guy and Carla Maisonet, Retreat Directors

April Callender, UMCS 212-870-3084
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1922, New York, NY 10115

Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center

An NYAC Owned-and-Operated Facility on Eastern Long Island
631-749-0430; FAX: 631-749-3403

99 Shore Rd, P.O. Box 549, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

Traditional summer week-long sleep-away camps
Full-service retreats and simple do-it-yourself lodging rentals
Groups of 10-230 with off-season special pricing for UMCs
Open year-round serving UMC groups and all non-profits

Lauren Ruiz, Administrator and Registrar —

Justin Saverse, School Groups —

Brooke Bradley, Executive Director, 
NYAC Camping and Retreat Ministries

The Bethel Homes

The Bethel Homes
Phone: 914-739-6700

Beth Goldstein, CEO 
67 Springvale Rd., Croton-on-Hudson 10520 

The Pines  
Marsha Schlig, Housing Srvcs Coordinator
19 Narragansett Ave, Ossining, NY 10562 

Bethel Nursing Home     
Michael Dobbins, Administrator
17 Narragansett Ave, Ossining, NY 10562

Bethel Home Care Program   
Julieta Muller, Administrator 
19 Narragansett Ave, Ossining, NY 10562

Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center     
Janet Levine, Administrator 
52 Springvale Rd, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Bethel Adult Day Services Program     
Michael Dobbins, Administrator 
17 Narragansett Ave, Ossining, NY 10562

Bethel Springvale Inn     
Patti Kiggins, Administrator 
62 Springvale Rd, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


United Methodist Center in Far Rockaway

Mearl S. Grant, Director 
1032 Beach 19th St.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

United Methodist City Society

Phone: 212-870-3084
FAX: 212-870-3091
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1922
New York, NY 10115

William S. Shillady, Executive Director/CEO
April Callender, Assoc. Exec. Director

United Methodist Frontier Foundation

Phone: 914-615-2239
20 Soundview Ave., White Plains, NY 10606


Ellen Knudsen, Executive Director
Sally Evans, Office Manager

United Methodist Homes

David M. Lawlor, President/CEO
580 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

Bishop Wicke Health Center at Wesley Village   
584 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT  06484  

Debra Samorajczyk, Administrator

Rev. Kathy Nicke, Part-Time Chaplain    

Crosby Commons-Assisted Living at Wesley Village     
580 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT 06484 

Lori Pisani, Executive Director

Wesley Heights Retirement Community at Wesley Village    
580 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT 06484 

Peter Belval, VP Wesley Village Operations

Rev. Kathy Nicke, Part Time Chaplain,    

Middlewoods of Farmington (An Assisted Living Residence)      
509 Middle Rd, Farmington, CT 06032    

Katie Mauriello, Executive Director

Rev. Kathy Nicke, Part-Time Chaplain    203-929-2787

Middlewoods of Newington (An Assisted Living Residence)    
2125 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 

Kathy Braga, Executive Director

Beth Schave-Bemis, VP Marketing and Promotions