Ms. Gail Erdie, Director
43 Dubois Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Rev. David Jolly
29 Pearl Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Ms. Holly Moore
Catskill Hudson District
71 Van Dale Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Mr. Bob Miller
205 Silver Creek Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850-1649
Ms. Linda Mellor
45 Brookside Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Gail Erdie has been involved with Wellspring since attending Class I. She has served on the Advisory Board for Classes II and III, and then became part of the staff at the beginning of Class IV. “It has been such a privilege to watch the growth that happens for participants as their passion for a spiritual relationship with God, is fed and renewed.”
Gail is a member of the New Paltz United Methodist Church, a Certified Lay Speaker in the Catskill Hudson District, and the Spiritual Life Coordinator in that District and as such has lead workshops on the District. She is currently serving the Lloyd United Methodist Church, a small rural church near her home in New Paltz. In the past Gail served on the UMW District Team as well. She continues to attend Upper Room 5 Day Academies
Gail was the Community Educator and then the Executive Director of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Ulster County. Her interest in Addiction, Recovery and Prevention continues and she does community based workshops for the local Hot-line. Upon the completion of her Wellspring Class she began leading Spiritual Life Retreats within our Conference as well as Retreats within the Recovery Community. She also is available as a Spiritual Director.
Gail grew up in Riverside, Rhode Island, and now lives in New Paltz, New York, with her husband Jack. She has a daughter, Karen, and two sons, Charles and John, five grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Gail still likes to do cross-stitch, craftwork and Grandma-stuff.
Bob Miller graduated from Georgia Tech in 1959 with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and worked for thirty years in several parts of the world, in various senior management positions with ExxonMobil Corporation. He completed the Wellspring Class II in 1996, following several spiritual awakening experiences, including Tres Dias. Bob is active in various leadership roles in his local church (Church Council Chair, Trustees Treasurer, choir, etc.), in the CT/NY District (Lay Speaker and United Methodist Men), in the Conference (Board of Ordained Ministry, MEF Administrator), and in other areas of leadership (United Methodist Homes Chair). Bob is a graduate of Gestalt Pastoral Care, led by Rev. Tilda Norberg. He has provided spiritual direction for individuals based on his Wellspring training, participates in two covenant groups, and has been involved in retreat planning/leadership. He is currently serving as the secretary of the New York Annual Conference.
Rev. David is a graduate of Wellspring Class VII and serves as Pastor to St. James UMC in Kingston. Prior to Wellspring Dave completed the Upper Room Five Day Academy, The Walk to Emmaus, Disciple Bible Training, and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). He loves to tell of a wonderful advantage he had in deciding to enter Wellspring. “My wife Donna completed Wellspring earlier and our whole family felt blessed by her additional joy and peace from her journey in Wellspring.” In the New York Annual Conference Dave has chaired the Camping and Retreat Ministries and the Bishop’s Convocation Committee. He received his M. Div. from Drew Theological. Dave and Donna happily married 35 years have two adult children and one new grandchild.
Holly Moore is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance – a spiritual formation program of study, prayer, and reflection – that is designed to prepare its participants for a ministry of assisting others to discern God’s presence in their lives. Since completion of the program in 2005, she has been on the Steering Committee leadership team for the Greater Guild. Holly has enjoyed leading contemplative prayer groups, teaching courses on Spiritual Disciples, and giving guidance for Days Apart and retreats. After a 20-year career as an elementary school teacher, she is now the administrative assistant for the Catskill Hudson District Office. As the summer program director at our Methodist Camp Kingswood, she is passionate about camping ministry and leading others to become more aware of God’s presence in God’s creation around them. She has been a participant in several Tres Dias weekends. She is currently working on a certificate in Spiritual Direction at Fordham University.
Over the years, Holly has been an active member of several United Methodist churches, with a special involvement in music and education – singing in the choir and leading and accompanying children’s choirs, teaching Sunday School, leading adult study groups, and participating in several covenant groups. Holly and her husband Jim live in Woodstock and have three grown children. She loves quilting, hiking with her dog, and trying out recipes from the food channel.
Linda Mellor is a graduate of Wellspring VII and Wellspring 2.0. Linda is a lay member of the New Paltz United Methodist Church where she has served as Lay Leader for the past 6 years, has taught and directed Sunday School and VBS, held various leadership and committee positions, coordinates the “Friday Soup Ministries”, and is involved in many other activities. She participates weekly in two covenant groups that provide wonderful centering and grounding for her life.
Linda is a computer programmer with IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY, and has been with the company for over 26 years. Linda and her husband Art live in New Paltz and their daughter Amy is attending the University of Arizona in Tucson. Linda loves to garden, crochet, cook & bake, and go walking and hiking in the local Shawangunk mountain ridge.
Through Wellspring, Linda continues to learn how to listen to the Spirit calling her and leading her down exciting new paths in her spiritual journey.