Casey Bradley

Pastor Casey Bradley has been involved in ministry through the United Methodist Church his whole life. For the last ten years he has served as a pastor in the Upper New York Conference, serving at First UMC of Lake Luzerne and South Corinth UMC for six years, and Church of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs for four years.

Casey brings to ministry a passion for creative and engaging worship, spiritual development, and creating a space where all people can explore, grow, and share their faith. He seeks to guide and prepare the congregations that he serves so that they can enter the world in mission and ministry.

Casey spends much of his free time hiking, biking, and kayaking. He and his spouse Heather have been married for 11 years.

Director of Music Ministries

John Jurgensen

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Mr. Jurgensen holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Liturgical Music from Westminster Choir College (class of 1982) and attended Drew Theological School working towards a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree. He originally pursued a degree in Music Education at Hartwick College (1975-77) where he became familiar with the music program here at FUMC, Oneonta. He and Raymond Paradis, our organist and director at the time, studied organ with Dr. Claire Coci at Hartwick College. While at Westminster Choir College, John studied organ with Dr. George Markey and Robert Carwithen. He was also a founding member of the Westminster Concert Bell Choir under the direction of Donald Allured.

John is a Past Dean of two chapters of the American Guild of Organists and has also taught Middle School and High School band and chorus.

During his career he has given many organ concerts throughout NY and NJ, most notably at Grace Episcopal Church, Broadway, NYC and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NYC. Locally, he has performed in several organ recitals in the greater Binghamton-Oneonta area and directed a performance of Mozart’s “Regina Cœli” for chamber orchestra, choir, and soloists at St. Mary’s in Oneonta.

Mr. Jurgensen has been employed here since January, 2005.

Church Secretary

Kieran Andrews

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Kieran Andrews (he/they) grew up in the United Methodist Church and is now a member at First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown. His professional background is as an academic librarian and legal/administrative assistant. In 2021, Kieran earned a graduate certificate from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School’s 3-year program in Christian Leadership.