Colley Robinson appointed to new leadership position in Methodist conference

MIDDLEBURY — The Rev. Jill Colley Robinson of Middlebury has been named as a new district superintendent by the Bishop of the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This appointment takes effect on July 1.
Rev. Colley Robinson currently serves Middlebury United Methodist Church as Pastor and the  Minister of Congregational Care, and at the churches in Vergennes, West Addison and Ferrisburgh has the role of coordinating pastor.
She was first ordained as an elder in 2003 and has served churches in West Addison, Vergennes, East Middlebury, Ripton and Middlebury in past years and also in Lebanon, N.H. While in the Addison County area, Rev. Colley Robinson has worked with WomenSafe, Restorative Justice, as a volunteer chaplain at Porter Hospital and as a leader of worship services at Helen Porter b=nursing home. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Theology (M.Div.) and Middlebury College (B.A.).
As the new district superintendent, she will be responsible for the Vermont District of the New England Annual Conference, an area covering the full state of Vermont. She will continue to live in Weybridge with her family, but will have responsibilities taking her to the conference office in Lawrence, Mass., and other locations throughout New England, particularly throughout Vermont.
The United Methodist Churches in the Middlebury Area and the other organizations of which she has been a part will miss her strong and compassionate leadership. A time of celebration will be held on Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m. in the Middlebury United Methodist Church following a potluck lunch at 12:15 p.m. to which church and community friends are invited. Other recognitions are scheduled at the other churches of which she has been a part.

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