Our Music Directors

Our Pastors

Colchester Community UMC
Marcia Edel

First United Methodist Church Walton

Pastor Kent 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
Open
First United Methodist Church Walton
Colchester Community United Methodist Church
United Church of Roscoe
East Branch/Harvard United Methodist Church
Our History
Member of the Western Catskills Parish
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.