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 was named as one of the top 100 leaders by the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award in 2018.

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. They have two sons, Tyler (who is married to Lyndsay) and Benjamin.

Committee Members

  • Ms. Eden Rotella, Chair
  • Mr. Shafeegh Habeeb, Vice Chair
  • Mr. Timothy Barnes
  • Rev. Anna Blinn Cole
  • Ms. Judy Hipes
  • Ms. Karen Feliciano Morris
  • Rev. Kim Reed
  • Dr. Donald Schuessler, Jr.
  • Rev. Richard Barling Liaison from UNY UMC Trustees
  • Rev. Nancy Adams Liaison from UNY UMC Cabinet
  • Rev. Nancy Dibelius Liaison from UNY UMC Council on Finance and Administration
  • Rev. David Hays Liaison from UNY UMC Council on Finance and Administration

Ex-Officio with out vote

  • Bishop Mark J. Webb Upper New York Area
  • Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding Director of Connectional Ministries
  • Mr. Bob Flask Conference Treasurer
  • Mr. Michael D. Huber Executive Director, Camp and Retreat Ministries
  • Ms. Betsy Schuessler Executive Assistant, Camp and Retreat Ministries