District Superintendent

Paul Fryman
Paul A Fryman is the son of the late Rev. Virgil J and Ruth Fryman.  His father was a United Methodist Minister and Paul grew up in several appointed places where his father served:  Midway, Jackson, Nicholasville, Shelbyville and Pikeville.  He attended and graduated from Asbury College in 1979 and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1983.  He is married to Ellen Simpson Fryman and they have two children.  Emily Fryman Harlan is married to Nathan Harlan and lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Their daughter, Ella, is Paul and Ellen's first grandchild. Their son, Phillip Allen Fryman, works in the Cancer Research department of Vanderbilt University Hospital. 

Paul has served in the following appointments:  Burgin-Mt. Olivet (4 years), Sardis Chapel (2 years), West Liberty (5 years), Grayson Bagby Memorial (13 years), DS for the Columbia District (3 years), State Street UMC (7 years), DS for the Prestonsburg District (2 years) and at present in the Bluegrass District of the Kentucky Conference  . He loves to paint watercolors, oils and acrylics in his spare time and read.  His favorite Bible verse is John 15:4:  "Abide in me as I abide in you."  His favorite quote is:  "The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."  - Marcel Proust

Assistant to the DS

Sylvia A. Baker-Noren
Rev. Sylvia Baker-Noren serves the Bluegrass District as the Assistant to the District Superintendent and as the Director of the Wesley Foundation at Kentucky State University. She says that her life has been guided through living in a diverse society with a unifying savior.

Communications Coordinator

Abbi Blosser
Abbi Blosser is the Communications Coordinator for the Bluegrass District, handling the website, Facebook, and newsletters. If you would like to share church events and ministry outreach information or photos, email Abbi and she will spread your good news to the rest of the district!

Abbi lives in Princeton, KY with her husband, Rev. Shannon Blosser (pastoring Ogden Memorial UMC) and son, Noah.

District Lay Leader

Colleen Davis
Colleen Davis is the Bluegrass District Lay Leader, providing representation for and support to laity. Among other duties throughout the district, Colleen runs the Lay Academy for Church Excellence (LACE) and supervises the district lay servants.
Colleen is a member of Georgetown First UMC (Scott County) and lives in Sadieville, KY with her husband, Gary, and her son, Ben.

District Lay Speaker Coordinator

Estill Devore
Estill Devore is the Bluegrass District Lay Speaker Coordinator. When pastors fall ill or go on vacation and need a Certified Lay Servant to preach one Sunday (or more), they can contact Estill and he will find a Certified Lay Servant to be pulpit supply.

Estill is a member of Port Royal UMC, and lives in Smithfield, KY (Henry County) with his wife, Katie, and daughter, Delilah.