The Northeast Jurisdiction is its own unique context with its own unique joys and struggles. We have a great spectrum of situations throughout our ten unique Annual Conferences, from full time Conference Youth Coordinators, to volunteer CCYM organizers. We stretch from the rocky coast of Maine, to the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City; from the birthplace of our nation in Philadelphia, to the Garden of Methodism on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to our nation’s capitol in Washington DC; from the Finger Lake region of New York, down the Susquehanna river valley, west towards Pittsburgh’s three rivers and down to the golden dome of Charleston, West Virginia.
We are striving to partner throughout the region to be even stronger and more effective than ever in empowering young people, both youth and young adults. We are striving to partner with young clergy and laity throughout the Jurisdiction in connecting and dreaming together about how to be the Methodist movement in today’s culture, how to be the future of the church, to help diminish feelings of isolation and discouragement, and to promote cooperation over competition.
Together we are making a difference in the lives of youth and young adults by continuing the Methodist movement started over 200 years ago by a group of young adults who wanted to make a difference in their community and their world, through faith being made visible through action.
As John Wesley said, “If your heart is as my heart, give me your hand.” Join the movement today.
The Northeast Jurisdiction is served by the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. Hannah is an ordained Elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, and serving on loan to the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference in a missional appointment to reach young adults in Wilmington, Delaware. She brings a background in justice and reconciliation work, and a commitment to building strong multiethnic communities. After studying at Duke Divinity School, she lived in intentional Christian community at the Isaiah House in Durham, North Carolina; and in 2008, received “Woman of the Year” recognition from the UMW of North Carolina for founding an empowerment program for urban young people at Asbury Temple UMC. Most recently, Hannah has served as the pastor of congregations in both the Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences, traveled the country learning about leadership with the 2010 Lewis Fellows cohort, and participated in the World Methodist Conference in Durban, South Africa. She leads workshops on Millennial generation issues and enjoys guest preaching in local congregations. Hannah comes from West Chester, Pennsylvania, is proud of her five siblings, and loves connecting with God in nature.