The Messenger


We Welcome Our New Bishop
Thomas J. Bickerton
Thomas J. Bickerton will officially begin his work with the New York Annual Conference on September 1, 2016. Bishop Bickerton earned a Bachelorís of Arts degree in sociology and psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College (1980), a Masterís of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School
(1983), and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological School (1994). He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at United, teaching Wesleyan doctrine and United Methodist polity. The bishop is an avid sports fan and enjoys travel, playing golf, and photography. He and his wife Sally are the parents of four adult children: Elizabeth, T.J., Ian and Nick. Click here for more details.

District Superintendent Announcement
Reverend Julia Yeon-Hee Yim was appointed as District Superintendent of the Long Island East District effective July 1, 2016. Rev. Adrienne Brewington will complete her 8-year term as Long Island East District Superintendent in 2016. Rev. Yim has served a variety of churches, has held
many district- and conference-level leadership responsibilities and most of all brings a passion to serve Christ and the people of God. She is respected by clergy and laity as one who truly loves Jesus. She currently serves as member of the NEJ Board of Ordained Ministry and as chair of the NY/CT District Committee on Ordained Ministry. Rev. Yim is a graduate of Barnard College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Click here for more details.