Meet Our Staff

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PASTOR

Rev. Anna Blinn Cole

Rev. Anna Blinn Cole serves as the lead pastor at Cobleskill United Methodist Church. She holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College, University of Delaware and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  In addition to her service at Cobleskill UMC, she is a member of the Oneonta District Leadership Team, and a board member of the Upper New York Camp and Retreats Ministry.  
 
Her husband, Garrett, is an avid pickle-ball player and their daughter June is six years old and super proud to be heading to 1st grade in September.  Anna's hobbies include making anything in the kitchen, making art of all kinds and finding excellent yard sales.  Anna, Garrett and June love to be outdoors whenever possible.

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OFFICE MANAGER

Mrs. Paige Bulmer

Paige grew up in Staten Island, but left right after high school and never looked back! She has a BA in Psychology and a MSW, and worked as a social worker with children and families, before moving to Massachusetts to work at a retreat center on the side of a mountain! Paige and her husband Patrick have a one son, PJ, who keeps them on their toes, as well as a dog and three cats. Paige has volunteered as the manager of The Road to Jubilee Thrift store for the past 6 years, and is also a substitute teacher in her "spare time." She enjoys trivia, Lego's and camping, and is very happy to be a part of Cobleskill UMC's team. 

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NURSERY MANAGER

Ms. Dawn Schell

Ms. Dawn Schell serves our church as our Nursery Manager.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood education and has been running a state licensed child care program in her home since 1992.  She has been providing child care at CUMC for over 10 years. Besides children she enjoys her two kittens, spending time with family and listening to music.

BUILDING MONITOR

Jamie Livingston

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Ruth Haugh

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WORSHIP A/V TECHNICIAN

Kristin Gilbert

Kristin joined our staff in October 2020 to help the church run our live streamed worship services.  Kristin is the head audio engineer for The Egg Performing Arts Center in Albany, NY and also runs live sound, recording and stagecraft for other organizations in the region.  She worked as a broadcast engineer for WAMC Northeast Public Radio for 13 years doing everything from mixing live broadcasts, repairing equipment, directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts from Tanglewood to producing/hosting radio shows.  She ended her tenure at WAMC as the programming director.  She enjoys all things that combine science and art-so audio engineering is the perfect match!  

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TREASURER

Rosalie Danforth

Rosalie is our wonderful church treasurer.  When she's not helping the church manage its finances she enjoys eating breakfast at The Brickhouse and helping her husband Alan manage their dairy farm.

ORGANIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

Ms. Betsy Walsh

Betsy grew up outside of Philadelphia in a small Christian church community in a town called Bryn Athyn.  She attended the religious elementary and high schools there. After graduating she attended several colleges including Bard College and Temple University.   

She married her high school sweetheart and they have four children. 

 

Betsy became an organist at the age of 45 after working at the church school for 18 years as a piano accompanist.  She enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, and indoor gardening.