What we believe

We are in a visioning process.  Until that Vision statement is ready to be posted we encourage you to visit the following link to learn about the belief’s of the United Methodist Church:  http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.1707359/k.BE59/Beliefs.htm

Meet the Pastor...

Our Heritage

    Circuit Riders, traveling under great hardships, brought Methodism to this village as far back as 1786. Meetings were held in the home of James Perry, which still stands.

    In the midst of the War of 1812, a church building was erected(We are over 200 years old!). This structure, built on former Sands property, forms the main part of the building as it appears today. The picturesque Milton Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist building in Ulster County. Due to the generous donation of the Northrip house by Mrs. Herman Traebold in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Northrip, we also hold property adjeacent to the church parsonage, on which we hope to one day build a new meeting facility.

    Yoked in ministry periodically since 1786, the Marlboro Methodists joined the Milton Methodists in 1982 to form one strong witness to the presence of Jesus Christ in this Mid-Hudson Township. The result of this united congregation is one strong vital Sunday School, one outstanding ministry of music, blending voices and instruments in one harmonious praise to God, one Body of Christ reaching out in love into the communities and the world--

    In 2012 we celebrated our 200th anniversary with a year long celebration.  It culminated on November 11th with a service of worship and celebration.  Even as we have been a presence of Christ in this community for 200 years, we look ahead to how God will use us in the years to come.

The United Methodist Church of Milton and Marlboro.


I was appointed to the Milton-Marlboro UMC as of July 1st 2010.  I am a graduate of Houghton College where I earned my BA in Ministerial Religion and Luther Seminary where I earned a Masters of Divinity.  For the record, I think I have the best job in the world.  When I’m not working I’m spending time with my wonderful wife and our four children.  You might catch me playing my guitar, fishing, camping, eating Buffalo wings, or pretending I know how to golf.  I’m just a sinner following in faith as best as I know how.  Blessings on your journey.

                -Pastor Jody (or PJ if you like)

The United Methodist Church 
of Milton - Marlboro 
112 Church St.
Milton, NY 12547

Contact Pastor Jody at

jody.spiak@nyac-umc.com or Cell: 845-901-6529