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Senior/Solo Pastor Reporting Checklist

Senior/Solo Pastors serving in WNYD Churches:

In addition to your personal Annual Service Report (due May 1), please see that the following reports are submitted on or before the deadline:

Due May 31, 2018

  1. District Conference Delegates Register your church’s lay delegates (including alternates) or ask them to register themselves.  How many delegates should we elect?  REGISTER HERE
  2. Deceased/Baptized List Complete HERE
  3. Baptism Photos OPTIONAL: Upload good quality pictures and short videos of baptisms at your church this past year.  These will be made into a video to show at district conference. Upload your photos HERE

Due June 8, 2018

  1. Church Statistics Completed on Pastor Portal. If you are delegating this task to a church administrator, that person may request their own account.  The account request will need to be approved before access is given.
  2. Church Leaders (LBA Members, Trustees, Ministry Leaders) Update on Pastor Portal  This is important information–please be thorough in providing all of your ministry leaders and their current contact information, especially email addresses.
  3. Church Reports  These can be uploaded HERE or a hard copy can be mailed to Western New York District, 4669 Pinecrest Terrace, Eden, NY 14057.  When uploading, please be certain your church’s name is included in the file name.
    • Pastor’s Report to the Congregation from your Annual Church Conference (if you have it in written form)
    • Church Treasurer’s Report (including the following)
      1. Income/Expenses
      2. Summary of account balances in all church accounts
      3. Proposed Budget for 2018-2019

If you need assistance in completing any of this information, please do not hesitate to call the district office:  716-646-0282

Link to pay USF online


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2018 Annual Reports

For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward – Titus 1:7

Annual Reporting by ministers is an important aspect of  your accountability as a minister of the Gospel. Thank you for your cooperation in completing these reports by the deadline. 

These two steps are due May 1, 2018

1. Register for District Conference/Request to be Excused

  • The WNY District Annual District Conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. This is the one time a year our entire district leadership gathers as a body. It is also an important time to connect with the Wesleyan Movement on a broader level.  This is the reason that attendance for Ordained, Commissioned, Licensed Ministers and Ministerial Students serving as Supply Pastors is mandatory unless a request to be excused is submitted in advance.  REGISTER HERE
  • If you are requesting to be excused from conference, you will need to send notification with reason for absence to the district superintendent OFFICE@WNYDISTRICT.COM  The District Board will review requests to be excused. [Retired Ministers and Ministerial Students are welcome, but not required to attend.]

 2. Submit Your Annual Service Report

Log in to your Wesleyan Portal account


Look for a link that looks like this:

Pastor Portal ASR Link

Ministerial Students:

Look for a link that looks like this:

  • IMPORTANT: If you cannot remember your password, click the “Lost Password” link. DO NOT create a new account unless you have never logged in to the Portal before. The site will be open until May 1, 2018.  Your username was sent to you in an email, so check your inbox if you cannot remember your username.
  • Verify and update your contact information.
  • This form will need to be filled out in one sitting as there is not a way to save and return later. It should only take you a few minutes.
  • You are encouraged to take care of this before the deadline in case you have any technical issues with the online system.

 Senior/Solo Pastor Reports

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WNY Women of Worship

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E416 Youth Event


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Children’s Ministry Training


February 24, 2018, 9:00-4:00


Wesleyan Church of Hamburg
4999 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY



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2018 Pastors and Spouses Retreat

January 21-23, 2018

Holiday Valley Resort

Speakers:  Mark and Sherry Gorveatte













Sunday. January 21

3:00 -6:30 PM Arrival/Check-In – Inn at Holiday Valley

4:00-6:30 – Reception in Champagne Room at the Inn (meet and greet and food!)

7:00 PM Meeting with Mark and Sherry Gorveatte – Lodge (Birdie and Bunker Rooms, 2nd Floor)

 Monday, January 22

7:00-9:00 AM Breakfast at the Inn

9:00 AM  Meeting – Lodge

12:00-7:00 PM  Free Time (Ski, Shop, Swim, Relax!)

7:00 PM  Meeting – Lodge

Tuesday, January 23

7:00-9:00 Breakfast at the Inn

9:00 AM  Meeting

Dismiss by noon – lunch on your own




Western New York District
4699 Pinecrest Terrace
Eden, NY 14057

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Youth Winter Retreat 2018 Registration

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Youth Winter Retreat 2018

January 26-28, 2018
Camp Hickory Hill


PERMISSION SLIP Print and bring completed form to the retreat

REGISTER YOUR GROUP – Once you register, you will receive an email about how to pay


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Perspectives Course




Whether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is what most people are hungry to discover: vision to live a life of purpose. Discovering that vision makes this course valuable, and perhaps crucial, for any Christian.  Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course will be partnering again this year with the Wesleyan Church. The Wesleyan Church of Hamburg will be hosting it on Monday evenings starting January 22, 2018.  If you are interested, you can get a taste of the course by attending a preview on October 21 at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church.

Taste of Perspectives October 21 – Preview the Course at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church

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2017 Ordination and Service Recognition

The Western New York District Ordination Service and Service Recognition will be held Sunday, October 8 at 6:00 pm at the Southcreek Campus of Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 2063 Shadagee Road, Eden, NY 14057.  Pastor Jake Leckel and Pastor Mike Trippett will be ordained.  Dr. Jo Anne Lyon will be officiating and preaching.  Ministers achieving milestone years of service will be recognized during the Service Recognition portion of the service. Ordained ministers and spouses are asked to assemble by 5:45 p.m. to line up for the processional.

UPDATE: Child care will NOT be provided at the church.  Please contact the district office if you need financial assistance with child care.

Ordained Ministers RSVP


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Heart to Heart Weekend Registration

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Ordination Service Child Care Reservation

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Ordination Service RSVP

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Freedom Walk





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National Church Multiplication Sunday

On Pentecost Sunday (June 4th, 2017), every Wesleyan church is invited to engage in National Church Multiplication Sunday! On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit united a body of believers to go out and multiply disciples. Today, we continue to engage in God’s movement through the Church.


  • Renewed Prayer for harvest
  • Be broken for those who are disconnected from Christ and the Church
  • Cultivate a vision for church multiplication
  • Develop support toward the development of new churches
  • Sense responsibility for supporting new churches

 All donations will stay in Western New York for church planting efforts!


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Church Reports Upload

You may upload your church reports here. Please include the name of your church in the file name you are uploading.
  • Drop files here or
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Baptism Photos

Hamburg Baptism 1

Submissions are now closed

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District Journal

Click to View 2017 Western New York District Journal

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Women of Worship

District Wesleyan Women Event!
@ Houghton College

Women of Worship “Refresh Your Spirit”

with Laura Story, Whitney Capps, Lisa Alle, Keri Cardinale, Terese Main Women of Worship will have their 2nd annual event on April 22, 2017 at Houghton College. The college has been working with the Western New York District Wesleyan Women to design a package specifically for the WNY ladies! Break-out sessions, lunch, a beautiful dinner just for our group, front section seating for the key note speaker (from Proverbs 31 Ministry) and concert by Laura Story for only $95!

More information and Registration

We are excited to fellowship with the women from your churches on this day!

Kristen Sanasith,
District Director of Wesleyan Women

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How to Perform an Annual Church Audit

How to Perform a Church Audit_Page_1The Annual Church Audit
by Dan Busby, CPA


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2017 Pastors and Spouses Retreat


The Holy One anointed you, and you all know it.

(I John 2:20 – The Message)

February 12-14, 2017

Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY

Dr. Harry and Alice Wood


Dr. Harry Wood



3:00 PM Check-in begins at the Inn at Holiday Valley
4:00-7:00 PM  Drop In Reception – light refreshments
7:00 PM Meeting
7:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Meeting
12:00-7:00 PM Free Time!
7:00 PM Meeting
7:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Meeting
11:00 AM Check-out


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FUEL Youth Workers Convention

FUEL – Wesleyan National Youth Workers Convention

  • When: February 2nd-3rd
  • Where: The Wesleyan Church Headquarters
  • Theme: Soul Care
  • Rates: $99 Triple, $149 Double, $235 Single
  • Contact Jon Cole for more information about going with other district youth workers. He will register the group together.

FUEL Website

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Heart to Heart Getaway Weekend

October 27-29, 2017
River Rock Retreat Center in Mayville, NY on Lake Chautauqua
For Pastors’ Wives and Women Pastors in the WNY District
Theme:  “Heart and Soul”
Cost:  Totally Free!!

There is a limited amount of space, so we will be taking the first 25 reservations. After that, your name will be placed on a waiting list based on when you responded.  Please register yourself only (i.e. don’t sign up for someone else.)

Click Here to Register

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HaitiEQUIP Haiti (happening in October 2016) is the first ever gathering of Wesleyan Haitian pastors nationwide, for training fellowship and mentoring.

You can sponsor a Haitian Pastor for $88 to help cover the cost of lodging and meals. There is a total of 175 pastors to be sponsored. Payment is needed by September 1, 2016.



Mail a check payable to:
Western New York District of The Wesleyan Church
c/o Kim Pecora, District Treasurer
2289 Langford Road
North Collins, NY 14111

If you have any questions, contact Rev. Kim Gladden, District Global Partners Director

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2017 Western New York District Conference REPORT



(Printed copies will be provided at the Conference.)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Delegates – please be seated by 8:50 a.m.
Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, Williamsville, NY
Box lunches are provided free with registration.
Denominational Representative, Dr. Dennis Jackson, Executive Director of Global Partners

Dr. Dennis Jackson

Register for District Conference

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“Faithful Presence” Seminar at General Conference

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General Conference Hospitality Team

GC16_main_logoThe Western New York District has the unique privilege of hosting The General Conference of The Wesleyan Church, June 4-8, 2016 at the Buffalo Convention Center. This conference convenes every four years and will bring together Wesleyans from all over North America and the world.  We would like to make our guests feel welcome to our part of the world.

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Ministerial Student Annual Reporting


All ministerial students are required to submit an Annual Service Report.

PART 1 – Complete your Annual Service Report – DUE BY MAY 13, 2016

Ministerial Students can now complete their ASR online through the Student Portal.  Log In Here  Once you are logged in, click on “Fill Out Annual Service Reports Online.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not previously requested access to view your transcripts and student info, you will need to do so.  This is a good opportunity to get this done, because you will want to do it anyway to be able to access your transcript. Once you have registered for a Student Portal account, you will have the opportunity to see your current information and status with Education and Clergy Development. You will also have the opportunity to view, print or download your individual transcript. This means you can have 24/7 access to the current information on file with ECD. The district DBMD leadership also has online access to your file to keep abreast of your academic progress.

How to set up an account and access the Education and Clergy Development Student Portal:

  • Go to and click “Register.”
  • Enter your name, email and password information, and click “Submit.”
  • You will receive a request for confirmation at the email address you provided. Click on the link.
  • Go to the Student Portal at and login with your email and password.
  • Fill out the form with your contact information and choose the “Transcripts for Ministerial Students” check box for Access Request.
  • An emailed confirmation will be sent when your account has been approved. This may take a few days.

PART 2 – Register for District Conference

The Annual District Conference for the WNY District is June 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. As a ministerial student, you are not required to attend, but it is highly recommended as you become acquainted with the workings of the district and denomination. If you are planning to attend the conference, please register.

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Minister Annual Reporting



Due May 6, 2016

  1. District Conference Registration  Attendance at District Conference is required for all credentialed ministers (ordained & licensed). If you are requesting to be excused from conference, you will need to send notification to the district superintendent by May 31. REGISTER HERE
  2. Annual Service Report  ASR’s are now completely on-line through the Pastor Portal.  Your information is protected and will only be shared with the appropriate personnel. Log in to your account on the Pastor Portal and there you will see a link to complete your ASR. Be sure to update your contact information. This report will need to be filled out in one sitting as there is not a way to save and return later. LOG IN HERE (PLEASE NOTE: If you cannot remember your password click the “Lost Password” link. DO NOT create a new account unless you have never logged in to the Pastor Portal before. Most ministers have an account already.)  Once you are logged in, click on Annual Service Reports.
  3. Baptism Photos OPTIONAL: Upload pictures and videos of baptisms at your church this past year.  These will be made into a video to show at district conference. Upload your photos HERE.

If you need assistance in completing any of this information, please do not hesitate to call the district office:  716-646-0282

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2018 District Conference Registration

Pre-registration is now closed, but you are welcome to attend district conference.


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Worship Arts Roundtable

For pastors, worship leaders and volunteers invested in worship ministry

June 5, 2016 during General Conference

This is a free event – please register by April 4


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General Conference Volunteer Registration

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Home City Church

Home City Wesleyan Church has relocated to 86 Burlington Avenue, Depew, NY. The church will be launching in their new location on Sunday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. Click to read Home City Church Magazine

PHOTO Shamenda, David

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Senior Pastor, Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park

Senior Pastor – The Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park
The Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park (OPWC) is prayerfully seeking a Senior Pastor who will lead the church as we strive to be a light to the community and to grow in spiritual maturity.  OPWC is an established, welcoming community with an average worship attendance of 250 people, and that seeks to reach and serve all ages.  This is a healthy, spiritually mature congregation which has had only four lead pastors since 1950.  We are dedicated to the mission field, both locally and abroad and desire to increase our passion for Jesus.  We are praying for the person God has chosen to lead us in this pursuit.

Orchard Park is a community of 30,000 located about 20 minutes southeast of Buffalo, NY, so we are on the line between suburban and rural.  We get over 100 inches of snow annually, enjoying both awesome winters and green, sunny summers.

We believe that our Pastor will:

  • Be a spirit-led lover of Jesus who fervently desires to share that love;
  • Have a passion for reaching the community, including those in their twenties and early thirties;
  • Engage in strong Bible-based, dynamic preaching, and be willing to deliver difficult messages;
  • Have a shepherd’s heart and be dedicated to ministering to those within our own church body through expanding small group opportunities, listening to the congregation, and visitation to those in need;
  • Demonstrate strategic leadership, excellent communication skills, the ability to delegate well, and a desire to equip the lay leadership.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree, and either be ordained in The Wesleyan Church, or willing to transfer your ordination to embrace The Wesleyan Church. We are seeking a leader who has Lead Pastor experience or experience in a multi-staff setting.

If you feel that God may be calling you to serve as our next leader, please contact our District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Jennings at


Dr. Joseph W. Jennings, District Superintendent
Western New York District of The Wesleyan Church
4669 Pinecrest Terrace, Eden,  New York


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2016 Youth Mission Trip

August 6-12, 2016

On Saturday, Aug 6th a group from the WNY District of the Wesleyan Church will leave for Winston-Salem, North Carolina to partner with Christ Wesleyan Church and their student ministry to allow middle school & high school age students a mission trip experience on a cost effective level. This trip will be a seven day journey that includes a sports camp outreach event to a community in which the Christ Wesleyan family have been ministering, as well as serving multiple other city ministries such as: a Sole Hope shoe making party, community projects, the rescue mission, local food pantries and food kitchens.  They will also have a day just for the group to have fun.  We are planning on taking the group to the US National Whitewater Center  This is a great opportunity to encourage students to leave their comfort zones for the sake of the Gospel.

All who are interested in going will need to fill out the WNY District Domestic Mission Trip Application.  We will only be able to take 20 students on this trip, so please get your applications in as soon as possible. The application deadline is March 1, 2016 (midnight) and a deposit of $100 will be required before the first meeting date (April 10th) if you are an accepted missionary.  After the March 1st deadline, a committee will select the team members and contact the students within two weeks.  The cost of the trip will be $400 per student.  There will be five adult leaders from the WNY district, as well as several other adults from the partnering church in NC.  Please contact Monty Ader or 336-354-9387 ext. 306 with any questions.

Youth Missions Application 2016

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Fuel Live Youth Leaders Conference

February 25-27, 2016

Deadline for registration January 27

You will be responsible for your own food (except for Friday dinner).
Travel with Houghton Wesleyan Church van leaving at 8 AM February 25.

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General Conference 2016

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Registration for Pastor/Spouse Retreat 2016

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Follow 2015 Wesleyan Youth Conference

December 28-31, 2015
Indianapolis, IN

Information for Youth Leaders

Transportation and Staffing help is being coordinated by the District Youth Director, Jon Cole

  • Transportation only – Register your students and staff online at the Follow 2015 website and contact Pastor Jon by Nov. 18th with the total number for your group. Please choose the Hyatt Regency Hotel for your housing.
  • Staffing help and Transportation – download the Houghton Wesleyan Church Permission Form. Fill one out for each student and staff person, then get the forms and a $100 deposit per registration (checks payable to Houghton Wesleyan Church) to Pastor Jon by November 18th.  Please call PJ if you have any questions at 585-567-2264.

Click for more information about Follow
Follow 2015

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Ordination Service

The 2015 District Ordination Service will be held at the Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park on Sunday evening, October 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Ordination Candidates are: Nila McIntyre, J.L. Miller, Robin Schara

WNY District ordained ministers and spouses are asked to assemble at 5:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

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Anchor Church

Anchor Church LogoAnchor Church is a new community of faith that is starting in North Buffalo, NY. We love God, love people, and love the great city of Buffalo. The church’s mission is to see the neighborhoods of Buffalo anchored in the hope of Christ that is expressed in love, community, and service to another. This new church is being led by Pastor Steve and Lindsey Johnson.

Steve Johnson

Pastor Steve Johnson


The Johnsons

The Johnsons


Support Anchor Church

Contact Pastor Steve Give Online Like on Facebook

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Chris and Melissa George Home

George Family

The George Family

Chris and Melissa George, GP Missionaries to Australia are back in the United States until the end of March 2015. Here is a message from the Georges:

We are so excited to be back in our home districts (CNY and WNY) for partnership development. During our time here we would love to connect with you, your missions committee and your church to share what God has been doing in Western Australia.  God has done so many wonderful, amazing, and great things in people’s lives over the past 10 years.  We will be stateside until April 1st, 2015 raising support and prayer partners.

Our goal is to be 100% funded by March 2015 so we can return to Western Australia for another 5 year term to answer the call God has placed on our family.  God has called us to:

  • plant healthy churches throughout Western Australia;
  • Bring people to the lord and then nurture and disciple new believers in their faith
  • Provide relevant ministries for adults, youth, and children of the Landsdale Community Wesleyan Church.
  • Assist in developing ministries and opportunities for church growth throughout the Southern District of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia.

Our Goal for the next 6 months is to raise:

  • 200 new prayer partners
  • $26,000 in one time gifts
  • $25,000 in faith promise

We are so thankful to have such an amazing team of churches, pastors, and prayer partners that we can call family.  We look forward to connecting with you in the next 6 months.   If you are interested in scheduling us to visit your church please call us at 716-498-1388. Or email us at

God bless,

Rev. Chris and Rev. Melissa George and family








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Ordination Processional RSVP

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New Pastor Information

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Urban Advocacy Team

Since Buffalo is growing ever more diverse, and the church is called to be life-giving in urban centers, the WNY District is placing an urban advocacy team in the city

Find out More


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REFRESH 100 Club

Find out how you can support Refresh Retreat and Family Camp by joining the “100 Club”

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Refresh Retreat Audio

LOGO Refresh 2014

Refresh Website
Listen to 2014 Services Online
Refresh 2014 Video
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NEXT REFRESH RETREAT July 26 – 31, 2015




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Deceased List and Baptized List

Please list the names of those from your congregation who have passed away this conference year and those whom your church baptized. PLEASE ENTER ONE NAME PER LINE WITH FIRST NAME + LAST NAME (Do not include dates)
  • If you would like an email confirmation of your form submission, please enter it here.
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Pastors and Spouses Retreat

PHOTO Bray, Don and Joy

Don and Joy Bray

The Pastors and Spouses Retreat will be held at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville, NY. January 12-14, 2014.  Come away for a time of refreshment, renewal and fun along with other district pastors and their spouses. Speaking of fun, we have 5 snowmobiles reserved for your use free of charge for Monday afternoon from 1:00-5:00.  If you would like to reserve your time for snowmobiling, please click the link below.

Don and Joy Bray will be our speakers. Don and Joy have a passion to encourage pastors and their families. They live in the pressure of ministry and understand its unrelenting demands, points of joy and pain.  Don currently serves as Executive Director of Multisites for Christ Fellowship and is part of the leadership team of this dynamic church (  Joy leads a ministry to Special Needs adults and is mom to six and grandmother to ten after a career as writer and editor.  They will bring a blend of humor, personal experience and Scripture to our retreat experience.  And if the environment is right they might show their youtube dance video.

$300 – Couple
$200 – Individual
Payable to Western New York District of The Wesleyan Church, 4669 Pinecrest Terrace, Eden, NY 14057

Snowmobile sign up will remain open until all the slots are filled.

Register for the Retreat
Snowmobile Registration


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Pastors and Spouses Retreat Registration

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