Effective July 1st 2015 we have been assigned to the NOW
Co-operative Parish. We share a Team of Clergy with four other Churches; Brewster (First); Carmel (Drew), Lake Mahopac; and Purdy’s.
Rev. Enock Yatri was born in India; he was dually appointed by the Bishop of the Methodist Church in India to serve as a teacher in the local Methodist Seminary and as Pastor to a congregation. He relocated to U.S. and pursued ministry in the UMC. Served as Pastor of the First UMC in Ansonia, CT from 2008 to 2013. He is currently in the process of Elder’s Ordination, he resides in Shrub Oak with his wife Iwy and son Evan. He has been part of the NOW Co-op since March 2016 and serves as the lead/point Pastor for Holmes.
Rev. Wongee Joh – Received her Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. She has served as pastor here at Holmes UMC since July 1, 2009, and was also appointed to Brewster (First) UMC in July 2013. She currently resides in Brewster with husband Ben Kim and daughters Elizabeth and Samantha.
Rev. David Collins received his Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. He has served as a pastor since 2010 at various churches in the Catskill Hudson District. He resides in Carmel with his wife Romana and daughters Veronika and Viktoria.
Pastor Romana Abelova was born in Slovakia and attended Theological Seminary in the United States. She became a United Methodist in May 2011. She has served as Co-Pastor of the Delaware Headwaters Parish until July 2016. She resides in Carmel with her husband David and daughters Veronika and Viktoria.