About Us

Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church
2381 New Hackensack Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-4260

Phone:  845-452-2933 Fax:  845-452-3103

List of Staff Members:

Senior Pastor: Adrienne Brewington

Visitation chair:  Margaret Slomin

Youth Ministry:  John Marrine

Youth are our future so I want to be involved in helping to establish a solid spiritual foundation that will support them no matter what is going on around them. I feel very blessed to be partnering with the parents of youth in developing an environment where they feel safe to be themselves, where they can worship and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ with like-minded Christian youth. To provide this requires a strong Youth Ministry which I believe we have at Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church.

Children's Ministry:  Marcy Conners

Church Secretary:  Louise Dalton/Karyn Milham

Louise lives in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  She has been the church secretary for 9 years. She enjoys working for and with its members.

Traditional Music Director:  Polly James

Polly’s music ministry began during her high school years and continued into college where she graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a major in Music Education and a minor in Organ Performance.  She has held numerous positions in Indiana and New York.  She was the Organist/Choir Director at the former Trinity Methodist Church.  When Trinity merged with Community Methodist Church she became Chancel Choir Director and Organist.  Today with a wonderful choir and supportive staff, she continues to lead the traditional service in worship.  Residing in Highland, Polly is married to Richard and they are parents to seven children and eleven grandchildren.

Contemporary Praise Director:  Anne Ciraulo

Anne's worship ministry began in 1991, when the Lord sent her to help begin and develop a contemporary worship service.   She originated Voices in Praise, the contemporary worship team, who continues to lead vibrant contemporary praise and worship music in our Sunday 8:30 AM Contemporary Worship Service.  Anne is married to Bob;  they have two grown sons and ten grandchildren.  Anne’s passion is creating an environment where others can experience and enjoy God's Presence through meaningful praise and worship.


Newsletter Editor:  Joseph Norman


Webmaster:  Ed Lynch

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