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)