Vencuss Named Coordinator of Mission Ministry

Vencuss Named Coordinator of Mission Ministry

7/10/2017

The Rev. Dr. Tom Vencuss is now serving as Coordinator of Mission Ministry for the New York Annual Conference overseeing Disaster Response, Global Outreach, Local Outreach, and Abundant Health.  This appointment by Bishop Tom Bickerton consolidates our NYAC Mission and Outreach Ministry and Disaster Response Ministries.  We are grateful to Rev Joseph Ewoodzie for his leadership over the past 14 years as Mission and Outreach Coordinator; Rev Ewoodzie has been appointed to serve as pastor of a local church. 
 

Tom was born in Brooklyn, is a life-long New Yorker (and Yankee fan), and an ordained Elder in the New York Conference. He received his MDiv from Drew University and his DMin from Hartford Seminary.

Tom has extensive experience in both disaster response and international VIM ministries. From 2010 to 2013 he lived and worked in Haiti, coordinating the UMCOR/UMVIM earthquake response effort there. He returned to New York in August 2013 to coordinate the NYAC Sandy Recovery effort. He also worked as a volunteer EMT in New York and Connecticut for 15 years. He and Wendy currently live in Scarsdale. They have two sons, four grandchildren, and a dog they brought back from Haiti.
 
Our intent is to maintain the high quality and integrity of the mission initiatives we currently have and look to ways to expand and collaborate with other conference programs. More information will follow.
 
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Matt Curry, DCM