LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y.––Douglas Nicholson, 72, former president of New York Conference United Methodist Men, died July 12.
Doug served for 32 years as a member of the New York Conference UM Men.
“He was a great leader who exemplified vision, character, competence, commitment and care,” said Royston Bailey, current president of New York Conference UM Men. Doug received a certificate of service recognition for over 20 years of faithful service to UM Men. Most of his contributions were in communications.
Doug also supported the UMC of Lake Ronkonkoma as their IT person. He was responsible for all software, hardware, LAN support and the phone systems. He wrote many of the software interfaces that helped the church staff automate their tasks.
Doug also served the Lake Ronkonkoma church as chair of the Board of Trustees, chair of the Property Committee, chair of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, and treasurer of the District Council on Ministries.
Doug is survived by his wife, Marilyn, his children, Gregory Nicholson, and Jill Zotter, and grandchildren, Tommy, Brian, Lauren, Erin and Ryan.