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District Conference was held on Saturday, June 21 at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. Many thanks to Eastern Hills for hosting conference and serving with such excellence! General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon encouraged and challenged the church to continuing leading into the future with the Holy Spirit's power. If you would like to see her entire State of the Church Report, click here.  

Below is a list of the district leadership team for the upcoming conference year.

District Board of Administration - Ministerial Members
Christopher Baldwin - The Vine Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2015)
Steve Dunmire - Houghton College  (Term ends 2015)
Robin George - Brookside Wesleyan Church (District Secretary, Term ends 2016)
Todd Glendenning - Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park, Assistant District Superintendent
Joey Jennings - District Superintendent
Paul Markell, Assistant District Superintendent Emeritus
Wes Oden - Houghton Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2016)
Jason Shambach - Valley Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2016)

District Board of Administration - Lay Members
Barbara Farrow - Grace Community Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2016)
Nadine Houghton - Angola Wesleyan Church, District Treasurer
Ralph Kerr - Houghton Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2016)
Kim Pecora - North Collins Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2015)
Gary Stith  - Fillmore Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2015)
Jun Zhuang - Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church (Term ends 2016)

District Conference Action Committee 
Melissa Cahill (Brookside Wesleyan Church)
Graham Hayes (Wesleyan Church of Hamburg)
Jon Ward (North Park,Wesleyan Church)
Becci Wood (Wesleyan Church of Hamburg)

District Conference Nominating Committee
Doug Allen (Fellowship Wesleyan Church)
Sarah Nightingale (East Aurora Wesleyan Church)
Cap Farrow (Grace Community Wesleyan Church)
Robin Schara (Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church)

Church Multiplication Director - Rev. Mike Dwyer (Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church)
District Global Partners Director - Rev. Kimberly Gladden (Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church)

Thank you for your Service

We would like to thank the following people who are finishing their terms. They have all served with faithfulness and excellence.
District Board of Administration 
Cathy Kelley
Paul Shea
Steve Strand
Global Partners Director
Steve Strand
Church Multiplication Director
Bill Lawson
Wesleyan Men Director
Jon Ward

General Conference Preparation

The District Board of Administration has formed two committees in relation to the General Conference of the Wesleyan Church which will be held in Buffalo in June 2016. The two committees are a welcoming committee and a committee on memorials (resolutions) to send from the Western New York District to the General Conference. If you are interested in being a part of either of these groups, please contact the district office.  


Refresh Retreat and Family Camp Registrations are due July 1!  Refresh website

Best Years Fellowship (55+) Luncheon

Tuesday, July 29, 12:30 pm
Lennox Dining Room, Houghton Campus Center
Music by Doug Allen
Speakers will be Steve & Ruth Strand (Urban Advocacy Team)
Space is limited, so reservations are important. 
Please register by sending your reservation by July 14 (noon) to: 
Campers: If you are already registered for or are planning to register for Refresh and you are registering for the BYF Luncheon, please indicate that in your email or on your Refresh registration form.
Non Campers: Pick-up your tickets for the luncheon at the Camp Registration Desk. The cost for non-campers is $5.00. (Late reservations will be accommodated according to space and the cost will be slightly higher.)

Note to Pastors - for your calendars

Please note these dates for Leadership Development Meetings for the coming year.  Leadership Development is usually on the third Thursday, but due to a schedule conflict, it will be held on the 2nd Thursday in September.  

September 11, 2014 (This is the 2nd Thursday)
October 16, 2014
November 20
December - No Meeting
January - No Meeting (The Gathering)
February 19, 2015
March 19, 2015
April 16, 2015
May 21, 2015

District Website
he Wesleyan Church Website