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.





Beacon: Christ

Brewster: First

Buchanan: Trinity-Boscobel

Carmel: Drew

Central Valley

Cold Spring/South Highland




Dover Plains




Greenwich: Diamond Hill

Greenwich: First

Greenwich: Round Hill


High Ridge/Stamford Korean

Highland Mills


Hudson Highlands

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



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


Stamford: First

Stevens Memorial

Sugar Loaf

Vail's Gate


Wappingers Falls


Wiccopee Community

Wilton: Zion's Hill

Wingdale: South Dover

Yorktown Heights

District Administrative Assistant

Karen Yostpillle

20 Soundview Ave
White Plains, NY 10606

Parsonage Address:
29 Coventry Circle
Mahopac, NY 10541

Office Phone: 914-615-2233

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3/24/2019 3:00:00 PM - 2019 NY-CT Mission InSite Training (Yorktown)

3/31/2019 3:00:00 PM - NY-CT Lay Member to Annual Conference/Lay Leader Training (Yorktown)

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4/6/2019 9:30:00 AM - Lay Servant Class "Justice in Everyday Life" (Brewster)

4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - Good Friday - Conference Center Closed

4/25/2019 6:30:00 PM - From Pew to Pulpit (Holmes)

5/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - Missional Community Engagement Forum - DoubleTree by Hilton (Tarrytown)

5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - 2019 UMM “Lead Like Jesus Encounter” Workshop (Stamford: First)

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6/1/2019 10:00:00 AM - Healing Prayer Workshop (LC) - SAVE THE DATE