Ministerial Staff

Rev. Noel N. Chin


Rev. Noel Chin is the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon. Prior to July I, 2011 when he began his appointment, he served for eight years as the District Superintendent of the Metropolitan District of the New York Conference. Currently he serves in a number of leadership roles across the conference: he is a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry, where he is the chairperson of the Committee on Conference Relations, and he serves on the Conference’s Committee on Nominations. He is also a member of the Board of the United Methodist City Society and is the Chairperson of that Board’s Nominating Committee.

He has represented the New York Conference at the two previous general and jurisdictional conferences. At the 2008 General Conference, in Fort Worth, Texas, he served in the Legislative Section on the Local Church. 

At the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Florida he was a member of the Legislative Section on Higher Education and Ministry.A graduate of the Chandler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, GA., Rev. Chin is committed to the growth and development of the local church. He believes that strong local churches are essential to the continued revitalization of our conference and the United Methodist Church. A strong church is anchored spiritually and takes advantage of the great organizational structure of our denomination as it engages enthusiastically in mission and ministry. He considers that the United Methodist Church has an important role to play in a constantly changing society and is always motivated by Charles Wesley’s challenge: ”To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill. O may it all my powers engage to do my Master’s will!” (UMH #413)


Rev. Sabrina Johnson Chandler

Affiliated Deacon


Rev. Sabrina Johnson Chandler is an ordained Deacon of the United Methodist Church, Metropolitan District. She most recently served as Pastor of Woodycrest United Methodist Church from July 2014 to July 2016. Rev. Chandler has served on the pastoral staff at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in the village of Harlem, NYC. And, prior to joining the staff at St. Mark’s, she served as Minister of Christian Formation for Youth and Children at Mamaroneck United Methodist Church and Affiliated Deacon at First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. She served 23 years at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY, most recently as Director of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer. In September 2018, Rev. Sabrina was appointed Executive Director for Human Resources at York College in Jamaica, Queens. Rev. Sabrina received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; a Master’s degree in Adult Education and HR Development at Fordham University, NY; and a Master of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary. She is past Chairperson of the NY Annual Conference Personnel Committee, has held membership on the Conference Board of Health & Pensions, the Strategic Economic Analysis Task Force, and currently serves on the Metropolitan District Committee on Ministry and the COMPASS Planning Team. She loves to sing, teach, and is a bit obsessed with playing Candy Crush Soda Saga! Sabrina is married to Marvin V. Chandler, a Human Services Caseworker and jazz enthusiast. Marvin and Rev. Chandler are partners in life, love and ministry. 

Bro. Guy Loving

Minister of Music

Sis. Kim Wilson Owens

Lay Leader, Certified Lay Servant

Bro. Roy Bailey

Associate Lay Leader, Local Lay Servant

Dr. Howard Bloom

Certified Lay Servant

Bro. Vincent Cummings

Certified Lay Servant


Sis. Myra Dixon

Certified Lay Servant

Sis. Anneisha Rhoden

Certified Lay Servant

Bro. Ron Mitchell

Local Lay Servant

Sis. Evena Springer

Local Lay Servant

Dr. Kenneth Swanston

Local Lay Servant