Leaders provide the guidance, discernment, and prayer to support the congregation in its service to God and the community. Each leader is called by God, uniquely gifted by the Spirit, and committed to serving the congregation as it follows Jesus Christ. Each leader is affirmed by the election of the congregation and serves under the authority of the Session.
Elders are the biblical model of leadership for our denomination. Presbyterian means “of the elders.” Elders lead by discerning God’s will for the congregation and nurturing its life of faith. Ruling Elders are elected from among the congregation. Serving collectively as the Session, Ruling Elders lead, govern, and set the vision for ministry. They lead the Ministry Teams of our congregation and serve at the Presbytery and, as needed, higher levels in our denomination.
Clerk of Session
Nominating Team Leader
Worship and Discipleship
Ella Mae Snook
Treasurer, Finance Leader
The Deacons, as described in scripture, are called to serve those in need through ministries of compassion and care. Deacons serve our congregation and our broader community. Each Deacon serves a Parish within the congregation, connecting with people and providing care as needed. In addition, Deacons host our Food & Fellowship time, as well as our worship flowers and other ministries.
Jackie Bucelot- Mills
Moderator of the Deacons
Pastor: Rev. Ben Larson-Wolbrink
Pastor Ben loves God and loves God’s people. He loves his family, and he also loves to sing. And, he’s a big fan of God’s creation. He can often be found sailing on the Hudson, hiking Mt. Beacon, or playing basketball at Green Street Park. Also known as our Teaching Elder, Pastor Ben is called to teach the faith and equip the saints for the work of ministry. He preaches God’s Word in worship, shares the faith in ministries and small groups, and disciples congregation leaders, members, and seekers in the community. He serves in ecumenical/interfaith ministries in the community and on behalf of our Presbytery.
Parish Associate: Rev. Gretchen Larson-Wolbrink
Pastor Gretchen loves digging in scripture and digging in the dirt. She also loves worshipping with children. When not with her own children, you can find her in the garden and connecting with parents. Pastor Gretchen preaches occasionally and often leads the Children’s Sermon time on Sunday mornings.
Young Disciples Leaders
Helping children explore their faith, and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.
Our staff is called to serve our leadership as they serve the congregation.