Pastoral Care Team

Chair: Rev. Dr. Tim Coombs

For the past few years the Pastoral Care Team has been faithfully chaired by Lois Wolff. Many pastors and their family members in the presbytery have benefitted from the team’s care and out reach. Recently, the team lost some key members as pastors either transferred out of the presbytery or because of their own declining health. It was time to revisit and renew this most important ministry of the presbytery.

The Pastoral Care Team of Albany Presbytery has been re-organized under the direction of Tim Coombs, Associate for Congregations. The team now has more members and has been arranged by counties, so pastors in need of care will be visited by their neighboring colleague. The team is as follows:

  • Katy Stenta – Albany county
  • Kathi Jones – Columbia and Green counties
  • Lois Wolff – Warren and northern Saratoga county
  • Linda Martin – Fulton county
  • Gusti Newquist – Rensselaer county
  • Tim Coombs – Schenectady and southern Saratoga county
  • Brandon Eddy – Schoharie and Montgomery counties
  • Laura Mitchell – Washington country

The Pastoral Care Team will keep their assigned churches in prayer and be the first line of care for the presbytery for the pastor and his or her family.

If care is needed please contact Tim Coombs (518-669-0123) or the Presbytery Office (518-273-4991).