Our Music Directors

Our Pastors

Colchester Community UMC
Marcia Edel

Colchester Community
United Methodist Church

Member of the Western Catskills Parish

Pastor Kent Terchunian Terchunian                                                                     
Pastor Dora Odarenko
I was appointed as lead pastor to the Western Catskills Parish, which included FUMC Walton, Colchester Community UMC, East Branch/Harvard UMC, and UC Roscoe. I have primary pastoral responsibility for FUMC Walton and Colchester Community UMC. I am married to my wonderful wife Marianne and we have adult sons Edward and Robert. I applied to Drew Theological School and, started classes in January of 2012.  My primary passions nurtured in seminary were social justice and liberation theology. During seminary I served as a student pastor at the Flanders United Methodist Church and continued there as a Licensed Local Pastor until my assignment to the Hampton Bays United Methodist Church.
FUMC Walton
UC Roscoe
East Branch/Harvard UMC
Ruth Shumard
Linda Cortright
First United Methodist Church Walton
Colchester Community United Methodist Church
United Church of Roscoe
East Branch/Harvard United Methodist Church
Effective July 1, 2016 Dora Janeway Odarenko was appointed to the Western Catskills Parish to serve the United Church of Roscoe and East Branch/Harvard United Methodist Church. Growing up, Dora's first career dream was to be a pastor; however, she became a teacher instead, and loved teaching at any level. In her late fifties, Dora once more heard a call to ministry and went to Yale Divinity School where she became a Methodist. Against all odds, because of her age, Dora was appointed as a licensed local pastor to the Esopus United Methodist Church in Port Ewen on the Hudson; then to Gaylordsville in Connecticut; and finally to Long Hill UMC in Trumbull, Connecticut before coming to the Western Catskills Parish. She has always loved the Catskills and family-sized churches and is looking forward tremendously to being among us.