Our Pastor and Staff

RevCTRev. Corey Turnpenny was appointed to our community, July 1st, 2013. She received her Masters in Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School but her call to ministry has been a long time in the making. At age 11, Pastor Corey felt God calling her to ministry and five years later her mother received a similar call and entered ministry too. Corey was involved in “church stuff” from a young age but her time attending and counseling at Sky Lake camp was some of the most formative for her faith journey. Pastor Corey has a passion for servant leadership, social justice, and evangelism and she loves working with children and youth. If she had to pick one word to describe her ministry it would be ‘Grace’ but she says ‘Prayer’ is a close second! Corey and her husband Ben live here in Whitney Point with their 2 dogs and new baby, Wade.IMG_9803
You can watch any of Pastor Corey’s sermons right here on our website. (We also post them to Facebook every week)
Pastor Corey is happy to meet with anyone for conversation or pastoral care. Head over the our Contact page for information on how best to reach her.


NSNancy Summers has been blessing us with her gift of music since 2003. Nancy has her bachelors in music from Crane School of Music and is a retired high school music teacher and conductor. She plays piano/keyboard for us each Sunday and directs our choir. Nancy provides an incredible spiritual energy to our ministry team and worship services. She’s even written a few original pieces for our choir! Nancy welcomes singers of any or no experience level into the choir and gets us to produce beautiful music. Her incredible creativity has broadened our musical horizons!
Choir runs September through May, practicing every Wednesday at 7pm. Everyone is welcome!
Contact Nancy by email at nsummersweaver@gmail.com.


img_1620Samarra Mbenga began serving as Administrative Assistant in June 2016. She is an active member of our community and a great addition to our staff. Samarra is the person to contact if you’d like to schedule an event or meeting, add someone to the prayer list, or with most questions! She does it all! From putting together our weekly bulletins and worship slideshow to publishing our bi-monthly newsletter and Weekly Update emails, to answering phones and coordinating building usage, Samarra’s hard work and passion for serving people keep us focused and moving in the right direction. We couldn’t do ministry without her!

Office Phone: 607-692-3638
email: whitneypointumc@gmail.com

Office hours: Tuesday and Friday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Note: If you’re interested in renting our large Community Room or having your wedding at WPUMC, just contact our office for more information. We’d love to have you!

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