Meet Pastor Wongee Joh
Rev. Wongee Joh received her Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School in 2008. She served as a hospital chaplain in the Spiritual Care Department at Vassar Brothers Medical Center for many years. She served as the Chairperson for the NY-CT District Council on Ministries and currently serves on the District Committee on Ordained Ministries. She serves as the Vice Chair of New York Annual Conference- General Board of Church and Society. She continues to serve on the steering committee of Methodist in New Direction. She served on the Board of Directors for local non profits in her local ministry contexts. She is passionate about God’s healing and restorative works in the world and participating in ministries of peace and justice that bring about such transformations. She seeks exposure to diverse experiences and ways of relationalities that bring forth new possibilities and creative changes. Pastor Wongee finds joy and peace connecting to God’s movement toward just relationships for all creation and participating in the kingdom of God. She loves to praise, pray and preach!
Meet Pastor Enock Yatri
Rev. Enock is glad to be part of the NOW Cooperative Parish clergy team. He is also currently serving 1/4 time at Hudson Highland Cooperative parish. His wife, Rev. Iwy Patel-Yatri, is the pastor of Shrub Oak UMC and they are blessed with a son, Evan.
Rev. Enock was born and raised in India; actively served as musician, youth leader and vacation Bible school teacher in his hometown church. He answered God’s call to ministry at the age of 21 and voluntarily served as an evangelist, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ among the Hindu communities. After his theological study, he was dually appointed by the Bishop of the Methodist Church in India to serve as a teacher in the local Methodist Seminary and as Pastor to a congregation.
After marrying his wife in 2003, Pastor Enock relocated to the U.S. and pursued ministry in the United Methodist Church. In July 2008, he was appointed as Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Ansonia, CT where he served until 2013. During those years he also served as chaplain in Bridgeport Mental Health Care Center and found it a humbling experience to serve people struggling with mental health and drug addiction issues. He joined the Life Choice Hospice chaplain ministry in 2013, and, until their move in July 2015, Pastor Enock provided pastoral care to people with terminal illness and facing end-of-life issues. He is currently in the process of Elder’s Ordination and is preparing for his final Elder’s Interview with the Board of Ordained Ministry in November 2016.
In his varied ministry experience, he learned that God is faithful even though sometime we are not. God loves each one of us and is always ready to lead us and mold us in God’s image. God knows where to lead us and how to use us for His glory and purpose.
Rev. Wongee Joh
Office hours in Brewster by appointment
Monday is Pastor Wongee's Sabbath
Rev. Martha Vink
Rev. Enock Yatri
Available by appointment
Monday is Pastor Enock's Sabbath
Bonnie Hyatt, CLM
Rev. Jin Kim