Welcome to our Annual Conference website. It is new and some areas are still under construction. We hope you find what we have thus far to be informative and helpful.

The local churches of the Wyoming Annual Conference have been together since 1852. Our congregations use the foundation of that rich history to serve the needs of today and build for tomorrow's opportunities. Across Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York our churches serve villages and remote rural areas that would otherwise have no Christian presence; towns & small cities; the four urban centers of Binghamton, Oneonta, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre; and suburbs in-between.

Many congregations enjoy traditional worship styles. Others appreciate the gifts that contemporary and "indigenous" forms of worship offer to seekers and the unchurched. Many of our church members look forward to the close fellowship of smaller communions. Others enjoy the varieties of program and education offerings of our larger churches. Wherever you live near or within the boundaries of our Annual Conference, you can find fellow Christians and a local church that will nourish your soul and inspire and strengthen you in your journey.

 Clergy looking to fulfill their call as ordained or Local Pastor leaders will find the Wyoming Annual Conference a welcoming place to use their gifts and graces, particularly in envisioning "new church starts" in existing church settings. There are fine opportunities for women, clergy couples and racial ethnic pastors. Contact the Dean of the Cabinet, Rev. Bette Poe, for further information.

Likewise, laity will find varieties of ways to live out responses to God's claim on their lives in our local churches as well as in district and annual conference ministries.

We currently have a strong partner relationship with the Methodist Church of Haiti and several Volunteer-in-Mission (VIM) teams visit and work there each year. Our partnership with the Zimbabwe Annual Conference and recent VIM trips to the Methodist Church of Cuba offered many of our members opportunities to serve and build hopeful, grace-filled relationships. Over the past year, several VIM teams have made trips to Louisiana and Mississippi to minister to and assist those recovering from last summer's hurricanes.

I invite to you explore what our Annual Conference, our local churches and our congregation members have to offer and how you can add to it. Feel free to contact me or any of the Cabinet or staff if we can provide further information for you. May God's grace be with you in your faith journey.

In Christ,

Rev. Mark Marino

Director of Connectional Ministries

Wyoming Annual Conference