Jessica Vargo is the Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services for the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. She has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, tax and benefits administration.
Vargo oversees the treasurer’s office, which is responsible for budgeting, apportioned shared ministry funds, healthcare and pension, program support, online forms, payroll processing and equitable compensation.
Rev. Dr. Gary George is administrative assistant to the bishop. Prior to being appointed to this role in 2006, he served on the Cabinet as superintendent, first of the Steubenville District (1999-2004) and then of the Tuscarawas District (2005). During his final year as a superintendent he was elected Cabinet Dean.
George received his first East Ohio Conference appointment in 1980 serving the Dellroy/Leavittsville charge. He was later appointed to Canton Dueber UMC (Associate Pastor), Canton Mt. Zion UMC, and Newcomerstown Christ UMC.