New York Conference UCC

2017 NYSOM Spring Learning Event - Overnight Registration

New York School of Ministry:  Spring Learning Event

From Management to Leadership:

How Leadership Styles Motivate

and Empower Vital Ministry


Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams, leader

March 17-18, 2017 

Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center

9620 Dry Run Road

Painted Post NY 14870-9512


Cost:  Overnight $105 (in double rooms:

let us know if you have a roommate preference)

Commuter $55


Register by March 2


Leadership and management go hand in hand, but they are not the same thing.  Often congregations seek pastors who are effective managers when a strong leader is what is needed.  The goal of leadership is to equip others and motivate them to strive toward a common vision.  Do we even recognize when we are managing projects instead of leading people? Do we understand our personal leadership style and how it impacts and influences the mission and vision within our congregations?

This learning event will encourage participants to discover their personal leadership style and the role it plays in congregational growth and success.  Additionally, we will explore how to maximize those leadership traits and avoid falling into the management trap.

Reverend Dr. Marsha Williams serves as the Associate Conference Minister for Authorized Ministry Concerns in the New York Conference. In pastoral ministry since 1995, she has served churches in Indiana as well as the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ. She has a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and continues to be a student of congregational behavior. Marsha is passionate about helping ministers develop 21st century leadership competencies to grow and revitalize the ever changing, modern-day Church. 


This program fulfills 6 hours towards continuing education requirements for authorized ministers.


Registration Questions:  contact Leigh McCaffrey at


Other Questions:  contact Marjorie Purnine at or 315-446-3073 x16.



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