Connectional Ministries

New York Annual Conference Connectional Ministries connects local, district, annual conference, and general church ministries and is *tasked with serving as: 

  • Steward of the New York Annual Conference Vision, including its development, clarification, interpretation and embodiment;
  • Leader of the continuous process of transformation and renewal; 
  • Keeper of alignment of the total resources of the conference to its vision; 
  • Facilitator of connections among the local, district, annual conference, and general church ministries through hosting of NYAC Events and other connectional opportunities; 
  • Coordinator for the recruitment and training of conference program leaders; and
  • Leader of the New York Annual Conference’s programs and ministries.

Connectional Ministries in the NYAC, led by Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears, Director of Connectional Ministries, is your partner in training and resourcing for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

The ministries below operate under the Office of Connectional Ministries and exist to provide guidance and support to our local UMC churches: 

Have questions? Please give us a call at 914-997-1570 or email Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears, our Director of Connectional Ministries, to see how we can help. 

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