Belinda Denicola Selected as New Conference Treasurer
The Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CF&A) has selected Belinda Denicola as the next Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
Denicola comes with twenty-two years of experience at the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, where she is currently the Assistant Treasurer and Benefits Officer. While there she has had the opportunity to become fully aware of United Methodist systems, and has worked with wide variety of staff and four different bishops.
Denicola and her husband Ricky have two adult daughters. One is married to a Naval Officer and living in San Diego, CA. and the other attends Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Rev. Wendy Woodworth, Chair of the Council on Finance and Administration is excited about Denicola’s selection, saying, “Belinda and her husband are looking forward to moving to the Portland area, being in ministry with us and exploring the great Northwest. They are excited for this new adventure.” Denicola will be in attendance at the Annual Conference Session when it meets June 12 – 14 in Salem, Oregon. Her actual start date will be set after she confirms details about moving and getting settled in the Portland area.
Rev. Bill Mullette-Bauer, who currently serves as Director of Stewardship and Finance will be retiring June 30. However he will be continuing in a part-time capacity with some of his focus being on conference-wide stewardship. According to Woodworth, “When we worked with Bill on the transition, we realized the majority of his time was spent in the Treasurer and Benefits role, so we focused on that in hiring a new person, while still seeking someone with a strong foundation in stewardship.”
In his part-time role, Mullette-Bauer will continue to work with stewardship education and will be part of a team presenting “Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity” workshops in 2014 and 2015. “The change in job title does not alter the Council’s focus on the importance of stewardship.” said Woodworth, “We also support the ongoing roles that Cesie Delve Scheuermann and Bill Mullette-Bauer will have in inspiring and educating our congregations in stewardship.”
As she prepares for the move to Portland, Denicola sends this message:
Hello Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer. I am humbled, excited and looking forward to meeting and working with you all (ya’ll in Louisiana)! Please know that my heart, door and mind will always be open. I am now your servant!
Peace, grace, God bless and until we meet in Salem, Les Bon Temps Roulet (Let the Good Times Roll)!