Sears seeks to unite individuals from various socio economic and cultural backgrounds while strengthening youth and emerging small group ministries. She is passionate about living out the challenge of being a church of "Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors."
Reverend Sears possesses an authentic spiritual presence. Her effectiveness is a treasure to our Conference.
Office Phone: (212) 870-2045
Fax: (212) 870-3096
Bishop Jane Middleton
Resident Bishop Ad Interim
Retired Bishop Jane Allen Middleton was assigned as interim bishop for the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, from Jan. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016.
She received a B.S. in Education from Oklahoma State and taught at Sumner High School in St. Louis. She spent many years as a stay-at-home mom, active in her church and community in Oklahoma and Connecticut. A 1978 graduate of Yale Divinity School, she was ordained deacon and elder by Bishop Ralph Ward in the New York Annual Conference and served churches in Simsbury, Naugatuck, and New Canaan, CT.
Rev. Dr. Gordon A.R. Edwards, Ph.D., Psy.D
An Adjunct Professor, Ordained UMC Pastor, Certified Spiritual Director, Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Life Coach, Mediator, & Mentor, Pastor Edwards passionate about people and leveraging soul-force on the side of the oppressed and marginalized.
Rev. Beverly Hodges-Fairweather
Reverand Fairweather is an energetic, spirited woman of God.She is a remarkable teacher and often lends herself to youth and young adult Ministries she also coordinates the Mission Related Ministries and runs the Math & Science Tutoring sessions on Saturdays.
"Lord teach us to pray .." Luke Chapter 11: 1Minister Benjamin , as he is often referred, is a prayer warrior.In his words Prayer is a communication with God our heavenly Father. It is a process of constant listening and talking to God, even if we cannot see him with our physical eyes. Prayer helps us to build an authentic relationship with God. It is the most effective tool in experiencing peace and joy, even in the midst of our trials and tribulation. Prayer brings us to a state of dependency on God our father. Prayer is a free gift and there is no cost , but lots of rewards.