Gary Kubitz

Gary Kubitz Bio

Gary became the pastor at Greece UMC July 1, 2021.  He received his Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozar Divinity School in Rochester NY in 2015 and was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2017. 

Before coming to Greece, Gary served in appointments in Voorheesville NY, as well as in Afton and Bainbride NY.  He started his working life as a music teacher and taught elementary music for 10 years before answering his call to ministry. 

Gary enjoys, playing Golf, spending time with family and friends, and watching the Buffalo Bills and NY Yankees win. 

Administrative Assistant

Katie Inclima

Katie joined Greece United Methodist Church as Administrative Assistant in the fall of 2019. She came to us from the University of Rochester where she worked in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics as Assistant Graduate Studies Coordinator. She has a heart for helping others and enjoys the part-time hours that Greece UMC offers.

Katie grew up in North Chili and met her husband during high school. She has been married for over 25 years and has 4 adult/teenage children. When Katie isn't at the church you can find her spending time with her family, cheering on kids at events, kayaking, bike riding, loving on her 3 dogs, or doing arts projects at home.

Random Fact: Katie likes all cookies!

Coordinator of Music Ministries

Sharon Neary

Sharon joined GUMC in 1986 and started accompanying the choir. She slowly worked her way to directing the children's/bell choir and then became the Associate Director of Music, and subsequently became the Coordinator of Music Ministries. Sharon graduated from Brockport State and Nazareth College with a Degree in Music Education. She recently retired from the Music Department at Greece Olympia High School.

Praise Band Director

Ed Klingenberger

Ed joined the staff January 2016, but grew up in this church - he was even baptized and confirmed at GUMC.

Ed has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (emphasis in Studio Composition) from SUNY Purchase. He currently teaches private lessons on multiple instruments and is also an Adjunct Professor at Niagara County Community College, where he teaches a class called Rock Ensemble.

Outside of work and church, Ed enjoys writing and recording his own music, board games, baseball, and road trips. 

Random Fact:  Ed's favorite cookie is chocolate chip, after much deliberation.


Rob Klingenberger

Financial Secretary

Bill Kostyshak

Bill has been Financial Secretary since January 2016.

Bill grew up in Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and then an MBA.
After a few moves throughout his career, he settled in the Rochester area about 20 years ago. 

Bill is actively involved in Boy Scouts and enjoys being a Merit Badge Counselor for Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World, American Heritage, and a new Boy Scout Merit Badge -- Signs, Signals and Codes.

Random Fact - Favorite cookie - chocolate chip .


Linda Parker

Linda has been the treasurer at Greece UMC for over 25 years

Greece United Methodist Church has been a part of Linda's life since before she could walk.  Her mom told the story of her climbing up the stairs in her little dresses in the old church building when she was just a toddler. 

Linda and her husband Dave enjoy travelling and treasure the times they spend with their family. 

Random Fact - Linda's favorite cookie is Coconut Macaroon

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