Committee on Camp and Retreat Ministries

Photo of Bishop Mark J. Webb

Bishop Mark J. Webb Resident Bishop Upper NY Area

At the 2012 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Bishop Mark J. Webb was assigned to serve as the Episcopal leader of the Upper New York Area effective September 1, 2012.

The Rev. Mark J. Webb was elected bishop on July 19, 2012, at the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference held in Charleston, West Virginia.

Bishop Webb holds a M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s from Shippensburg University. In 2007, he became District Superintendent of the York District of the Susquehanna Conference.

Bishop Webb served pastorates at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, Pa. from 1994-2007, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Wormleysburg, Pa. from 1991-1994, and Linglestown United Methodist Church from 1989-1991. He received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 2002.

Bishop Webb was a delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conference in 2004, 2008 and 2012. He previously served as a director of The Board of Discipleship and a member of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy. He currently serves the General Church as President of Discipleship Ministries and as a member of the Connectional Table. Bishop Webb serves as the secretary of the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops and as a Trustee of United Theological Seminary.

Bishop Webb encourages working together to develop strategies and outcomes that will bear fruit. He has a passion for leadership development, new faith communities and ensuring existing congregations grow in vitality and fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Webb is a native of Williamsport, Pa., and is married to Jodi Webb. They have two sons, Tyler and Benjamin.

Committee Members

  • Ms. Carmen Vianese, Chair
  • Mr. Stuart Williams, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Shafeegh Habeeb
  • Ms. Judy Hipes
  • Mr. Stephen Ranous
  • Ms. Eden Rotella
  • Dr. Donald Schuessler, Jr.
  • Mr. Peter Abdella, Esq, UNYAC Trustee Liaison
  • Rev. Nancy Adams, UNYAC Cabinet Liaison
  • Rev. Nancy Dibelius, UNYAC Council on Finance & Administration Liaison
  • Rev. David Hays, UNYAC Council on Finance & Administration Liaison

Ex-Officio with out vote

  • Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding Director of Connectional Ministries
  • Mr. Michael D. Huber Director Camp & Retreat Ministries
  • Ms. Joan P. Newlon Executive Assistant Camp & Retreat Ministries
  • Ms. Betsy Schuessler Administrative Assistant Camp & Retreat Ministries