Pastor & Staff


CSUMC Pastor - Rev. Brian Fellows

Pastor Brian came to Clifton Springs United Methodist Church in July 2017 following 9 years serving at St Paul's United Methodist Church in Oneida. Simultaneously, Brian served as volunteer chaplain at the Oneida Healthcare Center for 6 years.

Brian participated in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at University Hospital in Syracuse following the receipt of a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management from Roberts Wesleyan College.

Brian and his wife Cindy are the parents of three adult children - a young woman and 2 men. They live in Clifton Springs in the church parsonage. Brian's office is in the church education wing.

Contact Brian at


Christian Education Director and Church Secretary - Judy Zanin

Judy Zanin joined CSUMC as Christian Ed director in June 2015. Judy is a student at Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School, working towards her Masters in Divinity. She lives in the Village of Palmyra. Her church leadership experience includes Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Director, Lay Servant, and Liturgist. Judy holds an MFA in Drama from Syracuse University. Judy is a proud mother to teenaged son Nate and wife to husband Rob. Judy directed the summer 2015 & 2016 VBS programs and loves teaching  and planning the entire CSUMC Christian Education program. Always looking for ideas, teachers and volunteers, she welcomes your email to

In November of 2017, Judy assumed the roles of secretary and financial secretary of the church.