Disaster Response and Coordination


Barbara Burnside
Conference Disaster Response & Mission Coordinator
(978) 682-8055, ext. 135
Conference UMVIM Coordinators
Susan Baker
Jeff Munson
(207) 446-5701
District Disaster Response and UMVIM Coordinators
CMA – Gerard Piscitelli disasterneumc@gmail.com
CWM – Bruce Arbour  Pastor01085@gmail.com,    
Tom McGowan tommcgowan26.2@gmail.com or    
Roy Richardson revrichardson@juno.com
MBH – Contact Barbara Burnside 
MME –Ned Crockett pastor@winthropumc.org
NH – Jim Meachen nh1015@gmail.com
NME – Peter Remick Peteremick@aol.com
RISEM – Jill Peters Kaedonce@msn.com
TRI – Steve Rafter sbrou812@aol.com or            
Everett Kuder e.kuder@comcast.net 
VMT – Charlie Magill cmagillVT@aol.com

Relief-supply kits

UMCOR provides on assembling the kits and a list of contents for each.

UMCOR Relief Supply Dropoff Locations

Please contact the site prior to delivering buckets/kits to confirm drop-off hours.

When disaster strikes within the New England Conference and elsewhere, trained Early Response Teams (ERTs) together with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) stand ready to provide relief, resources and caring Christian support.

Find details on the Training Opportunities page

See the Latest News page at right to learn about current needs and opportunities to help  

Read and download the NEAC Disaster Response Plan

UMCOR resources for churches 

Our conference has staff and volunteers certified by UMCOR to teach:

  • Early Response Team (ERT) training (basic, re-certification and advanced courses)
  • Connecting Neighbors, a disaster readiness program for individuals, churches and communities
  • United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Team Leader training
  • Disaster Spiritual and Emotional Care team training
  • Seasonal preparedness tips - winter
  • Seasonal preparedness tips - spring

Please continue to be present to survivors in disaster areas through the gift of your prayers.