Chair: Rev. Siobhan Sargent


Rev. Siobhan Sargent is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church appointed at Memorial UMC in White Plains, NY. Seeking to live out Christ's Gospel message in Matthew 25, Rev. Sargent carries a passion for social justice and working with those of us who are the least and the lost. She joins the Conference Board of Church and Society and serves as its current Chair. She hopes her community organizing experience and ongoing involvement with peace and justice ministries will help cultivate a fresh relevance to the Board's purpose throughout our conference.

Vice-Chair: Ingrid Peters


Ingrid Peters is a member at Vanderbeer Park United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, New Yok. Through United Women in Faith, Ingrid has gained a great interest in advocacy outreach ministries. As a
member of the New York Conference Church and Society, it is her hope and prayer that she can expand
that interest and become involved in hands-on justice work.

Secretary: Rev. Peggy Ann Sauerhoff


Rev. Peggy Ann Sauerhoff is a retired elder living in Newburgh, NY. She served as a pastor in  NYAC churches for 34 years. She has  special concern for issues of housing and homelessness, food insecurity, and immigration. She continues to serve the NYAC as chaplain for the Board of Ordained Ministry, secretary of the Board of Church and Society, a member of the Immigration Task Force, and chairperson of the Catskill Hudson District Committee on Ordained Ministry.

Treasurer: Dale Ashby


Dale Ashby is currently the pastor at Asbury UMC in Greenville, NY.  Dale joined the Conference Board of Church and Society as the District Representative for the Catskill Hudson District because he has always had a passion for issues of social justice.  He and his wife have an adopted son from Honduras and Dale grew up in Honduras and several other Central American countries, so he has a particular interest in immigration reform and justice.

Program Coordinator: Erika Panzarino


Erika Panzarino is the Program Coordinator for the Board of Church and Society; she is a most frequently found at Katonah United Methodist Church, but also participates in bible studies and other small groups across the conference, and serves on the steering committee for Methodists In New Directions. Erika is a graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and looks forward to the continued opportunity to apply her education to the work of justice and advocacy in the United Methodist Church.