Rev. Gina Yeske - July 15
Gina has served as a pastor in Greater New Jersey for nearly 20 years, and she is excited to partner with pastors and laity in developing relationships through small groups and faith formation ministries. She has witnessed the transformational power of small group ministry throughout her life. She believes that ministry is mainly about relationships, our connection with God, our fellow believers, the community, and the world.
Gina champions the prayer ministry at GNJ Annual Conference, including the 40 Days of Prayer before both Annual Conference and General Conference. She served on the Prayer Ministry Team, hosted by Upper Room for General Conference 2016 and 2019.
Gina enjoys meeting with people and brainstorming. She loves to cook and firmly believes some of the best ministry occurs around a table. Gina graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary; her thesis focused on refreshing some of the disciple making practices of early Methodists.
Rev. Dr. Vicki Brendler - July 23 & 30
Reverend Doctor Vicki Miller Brendler is a retired Elder in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. She served in a variety of settings over 40 years of active ministry, pastoring in rural, urban, and suburban communities, as well as serving as a District Superintendent for 8 Years under Bishop Alfred Johnson.
Vicki has always had a passion for balancing inner piety with social holiness in the Wesleyan spirit. She was a pioneer clergywoman in New Jersey who is a third generation Methodist pastor and the mother of a fourth generation pastor, a guidance counselor, and two educators. Vicki has been married to Larry for 47 years and they live on Swartswood Lake in Sussex County where she enjoys gardening, swimming, traveling, serving as the Spiritual Director for the Skylands Walk to Emmaus Community, enjoying her six grandchildren, and caring for their aging parents.