2022 Clear Openings and Appointments

In the life of the Cabinet, the appointment year is defined by several activities, the most significant of which is appointment making. To ensure ongoing transparency, the Dean of the Cabinet is prayerfully charged to inform the Annual Conference of progress throughout this process. 

With this understanding, please note the following:

To allow clergy an opportunity to express their interest in a particular appointment, all Clear Openings will be regularly published on this page of the Conference Website.  

Information as to who is appointed to these open churches will be regularly updated to meet the expectation of transparency and to keep all abreast of our progress in the appointment making process. Please note that your expression of interest will not circumvent the discernment process. Interest also does not guarantee that one will receive preferred consideration.  

If you feel a sense of call to one of the openings listed, please contact your District Superintendent via email using the links below with a short explanation of your reasons for submitting your name and why you feel the ministry setting is a good match for your gifts.

Catskill Hudson

Connecticut

Long Island East

    Long Island West

    Metropolitan

    New York-Connecticut


Open as of April 5, 2022
 
   

CATSKILL HUDSON DISTRICT – Rev. Karen Monk (District Superintendent)

  • Delaware Headwaters – Bloomville, Hobart, Stamford, NY & Township
  • Upper Catskills Larger Charge – Andes, Halcott Center, Margaretville & Roxbury, Lead Pastor
  • Highland: First & Port Ewen: Town of Esopus
  • Kerhonkson Federated & Kripplebush
  • Western Catskills – Downsville: Colchester Community, East Branch/Harvard & Walton: First, Associate Pastor
     

CONNECTICUT DISTRICT – Rev. Alpher Sylvester (District Superintendent)

  • Gaylordsville
  • Lakeville
  • New Fairfield: New Life
  • South Meriden: Trinity
  • Litchfield
  • Watertown
  • West Haven: First & Wesley
  • Wallingford
  • New Haven: St. Andrews
     

LONG ISLAND EAST DISTRICT - Rev. Julia Yeon-Hee Yim (District Superintendent)

  • Port Jefferson: First
  • East Hampton: First
  • Amityville: Simpson & Lindenhurst: Grace
  • Smithtown
  • Huntington Station: West Hills & Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor
  • Baldwin: First
  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Patchogue
     

LONG ISLAND WEST DISTRICT - Rev. Sungchan Kim (District Superintendent)

  • Corona: First
  • Jamaica: First
  • Jamaica: St. Paul
  • Hollis: First
  • Richmond Hill: Trinity
     

METROPOLITAN DISTRICT – Rev. Simeon Law (District Superintendent)

  • Bronx: St. Stephen’s English
  • Harlem: Mt. Calvary/St. Mark's
  • Ardsley
  • Manhattan: HA:N
  • New Rochelle
     

NEW YORK- CONNECTICUT DISTRICT - Rev.  Timothy Riss (District Superintendent)

  • Newburgh: Gardnertown, Newburgh: Trinity & Vails Gate
  • Buchanan: Trinity-Boscobel


 

New Appointments

Announced January 12, 2022
 

Rev. Nikki L. Hutt appointed to:
Disaster Response and Missions Coordinator
New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church








 

Announced February 22, 2022
 

Rev. Elizabeth Abel appointed to:
Long Island West District Superintendent
New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church


 

Rev. Inkoo Chung appointed to:
New York-Connecticut District Superintendent
New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

 
 

Rev. Jeffrey Luis Hooker appointed to: 
Grace United Methodist Church (Valley Stream, NY)

 
 

Rev. Seungho Shin appointed to:
Central Korean United Methodist Church (Tuckahoe, NY)


 

Rev. George B. Mangan appointed to:
United Methodist church of Floral Park (Floral Park, NY)

 






 

Rev. Roy Brandon Grubbs appointed to:
Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church (Milford, CT)








 

Rev. Lori Hartman appointed to:
Janes United Methodist Church (Brooklyn, NY)



 

Announced March 7, 2022
 

Rev. Micah Coleman Campbell appointed to:
Warwick United Methodist Church (Warwick, NY)

 

Rev. Christopher A. Yount appointed to:
Trinity United Methodist Church (Windsor, CT)



 

Rev. Michael Jenkins appointed to:
First United Methodist Church (Ansonia, CT)



 

Rev. Richard N. Allen appointed to:
Centerport United Methodist Church (Centerport, NY)

 

Pastor Calvin Collins appointed to:
First United Methodist Church (Amityville, NY)


Announced March 21, 2022
 

Rev. Bette Johnson Sohm appointed to:
Asbury United Methodist Church (Croton-on-Hudson, NY) & Mount Kisco United Methodist Church (Mount Kisco, NY)


 

Rev. Sungmu Lee appointed to: 
Avon Memorial United Methodist Church (Avon, CT)


 

Rev. Jacob Hanbin Eun appointed to:
Huntington United Methodist Church (Shelton, CT)


 

Rev. Constance Y. Pak appointed to:
Sayville United Methodist Church (Sayville, NY)


 

Rev. Song Ha Park and Rev. Hwi Joon Park appointed to:
Bethel United Methodist Church & Woodrow United Methodist Church (Staten island, NY)


 

Rev. Ruben Rivera-Martinez appointed to:
Cornerstone Community Church, A United Methodist Church (Norwalk, CT)


 

Rev. Martha Vink appointed to:
Yalesville United Methodist Church (Yalesville, CT)


 

Rev. Claire Hojung Wu appointed to:
Farmingdale United Methodist Church (Farmingdale, CT)

 

Announced April 5, 2022
 

Rev. YongBo Lee appointed to:
Bayside United Methodist Church & The Shepherd United Methodist Church (Bayside, NY)

 
 

Rev. Hyunduk Choi appointed to:
Korean Methodist Church & Institute (New York, NY)
 
 

Rev. William Kovacsik appointed to:
West Hartford United Methodist Church (West Hartford, CT)

 

Rev. Carlos Figueroa-Colombani appointed to:
Grace United Methodist Church (Newburgh, NY)

 
 

Pastor Joycalyn Jordan appointed to:
Western Sullivan (White Sulphur Springs, Liberty, Jeffersonville, Kenoza Lake, Livingston Manor & North Branch United Methodist Churches, NY)
 
 

Pastor Dan Levine appointed to:
Fishkill United Methodist Church & Cold Spring/South Highland United Methodist Church (Fishkill, NY & Cold Spring, NY)

 

Rev. Tammie Rae Keeler appointed to:
Union United Methodist Church (East Northport, NY) 


 

Rev. Bridgette LeConey appointed to:
Western Sullivan, Associate (White Sulphur Springs, Liberty, Jeffersonville, Kenoza Lake, Livingston Manor & North Branch United Methodist Churches, NY)