Candidate Biography
 

    The Rev. Vicki M. Brendler



    Bridgewater, NJ


    Born:
    August 6, 1953

    Spouse: Larry Brendler



    Children: Sarah Brendler Kinzel (30)

    Rebecca A. Brendler (29)

    Rachel L. Brendler (29)

    Jessica L. Brendler (28)



    Grandchildren: Elijah James Kinzel (3)

    Nathan Aaron Kinzel (1)

       
    Education and Honors:
    1998 - D. Min. - Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC
    1977 - M. Div. - Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ, cum laude
    1974 - BA - Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ, magna cum laude
    Ministry:
  • 2004-present - Senior Pastor, Bridgewater United Methodist Church (1000 members; staff of 8) www.bridgewaterumc.org
  • 2000-2004 - Raritan Valley District Superintendent, GNJAC, (Dean of Cabinet 2000-2002)
  • 1996-2000 - Raritan District Superintendent, NNJAC
  • 1990-1996 - Pastor, Belvidere UMC
  • 1988-1990 - Pastor, Fairmount & Gladstone Charge
  • 1984-1988 - Associate Pastor, Union Village UMC
  • 1979-1984 - LOA (for family leave reasons, before UMC had Family Leave)
  • 1977-1979 - Pastor, Irvington UMC
  • 1975-1977 - Pastor, Buttzville & Free Union Charge
  • Membership:
    Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
    Other:
    General Church & Jurisdictional
  • General Conference Delegate GNJAC, 2004, 1st Reserve Delegate, 2008
  • Jurisdictional Conference Delegate GNJAC, 2004, 2008; Jurisdictional Reserve Delegate 2000, 1996, 1992
  • Co-Chairperson, Council for Accountable Discipleship(affiliate GBoD) - 2006-present
  • NEJ Training Team for Intentional Interim Ministry Training -2000-2008

    Annual Conference
  • Order of Elders, Co-Chairperson 2004-2008
  • Board of Ordained Ministry, 1992-2000, 2004-2008(in conjunction with Order of Elders); 2008
  • Episcopacy Committee 2004-2008
  • Conference Sessions Committee. 1984-1986, 2000-present (Chairperson 2004-2008)
  • Conference Trustees. 1998-2000, 2002-2004
  • Equitable Compensation Committee. 1996-2000, 2002-2004
  • Conference Youth Ministry Team. 1996-2000, 2002-2004
  • Vision Team. 2000-2002, 2008
  • Merger Transition Team. 1998-2000
  • Conference Committee on Mission Personnel. 1998-2001
  • Trustee, Camps, Conferences, and Retreats. 1988-1992, 1996-2000
  • Conference Board of Pensions. 1996-1998
  • Council on Finance and Administration. 1996
  • District Committees on Ordained Ministry
    Delaware District: 1990-1996 (Chaired 1991-1996)
    Southern/Raritan District: 1984-1990 (Chaired 1986-1990)
  • Chairperson, Conference Committee on Worship. 1984-1986
  • COSROW, 1975-1977
  • Conference Youth President. 1970-71
  • Office:
    Bridgewater United Methodist Church
    651 Country Club Rd
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    Phone 908 526-1414
    E-mail Address: vmbrendler@att.net
    Church Website: http://www.bridgewaterumc.org/
    Endorsed by:
    Greater New Jersey ConferenceGreater New Jersey Delegation

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