Meet Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Keith E. Griswold

Rev. Dr. Keith E. Griswold

Senior Pastor
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Keith has been the senior pastor at Geneseo UMC since July 2008, he is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church; and has been a pastor for twenty years. Prior to entering the ministry Keith spent fifteen years in the business world, with most of that time spent as a personnel recruiter and as a sales manager. He uses the statement “a long strange trip,” for his responding to God’s call to the ministry. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Divinity/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary in 1982 but did not enter the ministry then. It wasn’t until 1995 when God renewed the call that Keith responded with:                                    “Here am I Lord, send me.”

Keith received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in 2006. His project and dissertation were focused on becoming a missional church; Keith’s concern for the people of God is to realize that they have been called to reach their community with the good news about Jesus, both in word and deeds.

Keith is a native of Rochester and went to the Boston area for college. At Eastern Nazarene College he met his wife, Kathy King-Griswold; they have two adult children: Kelsey and Kyle.

Favorite Scripture Verse—Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Pastor Matthew Finch

Matthew Finch, current pastor at the Hemlock United
Methodist Church for the past 3 ½ years, began his
staff duties with our congregation on July 1st, as a half-
time pastor whose responsibilities will be focused as
our new “Associate pastor of Youth and Young Adults.”

Kathy Rosier

Administrative Assistant/Building Manager
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Kathy has served Geneseo UMC since 1998.  You can usually find her in the office from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm during the week, except for Wednesdays.

Gwyneth Jones-Wenninger

Praise Team

Wan-Ling Chuang

Church Musician

Wan-Ling joined us in June 2014.  She has been working with Cynthia Towler as accompanist for the Avon Middle School choruses.  She received her Doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in musical arts, performance, and literature in double bass and piano, where she also earned her Master’s degree.

Bill and June Little



Nursery Caregiver

My name is Anna Gilroy and I am the Nursery Care-worker at Geneseo United Methodist Church. I have the enjoyment of providing care to children from the ages of birth- 3 every Sunday 8:15am- 12:00 noon. My hopes here at Geneseo United Methodist Church are to provide a safe, loving yet fun environment where parents or guardians may choose to drop their children off. Working with young children is a passion I have had my entire life and I’m excited to be part of the Geneseo United Methodist Church Community.  Please feel free to stop by, all are welcome!