Parish Development

Our mission is to serve the churches of the New York Annual Conference by making loans and grants throughout the year. 

We do this in order to assist churches with facility improvements, along with empowering them to begin new ministries and for the continuation of fruitful existing ministries, as they seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

We will grow communities that DANCE.  Communities that are:
Driven by a Holy-Spirit informed vision…
Accountable fiscally and are faithful stewards
Novel in their approach to ministry opportunities and  fundamentally committed to 
Community engagement and 
Evangelism

Click here to read the full document about our DANCE communities

To learn more about Parish Development guidelines, the application process and more, download an informative pdf presentation

To download the Parish Development forms, please use the links below:

For loans:

Grants for ongoing ministries:


Request for Consultation - Director of of Congregational Development & Revitalization:

Go here to download the “Request for Consultation” form that needs to be filled out by the church; signed by the lay leader and pastor; and, endorsed by the D.S. that will aid Rev. Marvin A. Moss, NYAC Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization, greatly in discerning where and when he is needed most. This form is required in order to facilitate a site visit.

NOTE: The completed forms should be submitted to District Chairs of Parish Development or to the District Office.

District Chairs:

CH: TBD

CT: TBD

LIE: Marjorie Nunes (Marjorie.Nunes@nyac-umc.com)

LIW: Roger Jackson (Roger.Jackson@nyac-umc.com)

MET: Denise Pickett (Denise.Pickett@nyac-umc.com)

NY/CT: Jennifer Harmer (angelamidala@gmail.com)

Leadership for the Conference Committee on Parish Development

Chairperson: Marjorie Nunes (Marjorie.Nunes@nyac-umc.com)

Vice Chair: TBD

Secretary: TBD