Introducing Michael Burkley, Vice Moderator 2019

New officers were installed at the November Presbytery Meeting held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany. Rev. Kate Kotfila stepped into the role of Moderator and Rev. Michael Burkley accepted the role of Vice Moderator. We give thanks for their service. Being new to this position, we took a moment to connect with Michael and learn a little more about him. Before we get started, can you … [Read more...]

We Welcome Rev. William Schram Back to Albany Presbytery

We are delighted to welcome Rev. William (Bill) Schram back to Albany Presbytery.  Bill was a previously a member of Albany Presbytery and we wanted to catch up and share more about him with everyone. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc? I grew up in Pelham, NY, just north of the Bronx. I have two younger brothers and we grew up … [Read more...]

Introducing Part-Time Temporary Presbyter Nominee Bill Henderson

At the February 10, 2018 Stated Albany Presbytery Meeting, the Personnel Committee will present Bill Henderson for review and approval for the Temporary Presbyter Position.  We wanted to take a moment to connect and learn a little more about him. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, your family, etc?  If you can sing “Fly, Eagles, Fly!” then you will … [Read more...]

Introducing Kate Kotfila, Vice Moderator 2018

Kate transferred her credentials from the Hudson Mohawk Association of the United Church of Christ to the PCUSA, Albany Presbytery 28 years ago when her “part-time temporary stated supply to assist the pastor for 12 weeks” call in 1984 became a full-time position in 1988. After serving the Brunswick Church as Associate Pastor for 25 years she left that position to care for her daughter’s health … [Read more...]

Introducing Andrea Joy Holroyd, Temporary Parish Leader – Schoharie United Presbyterian Church

We are delighted to welcome Andrea Joy Holroyd as Temporary Parish Leader serving the United Presbyterian Church in Schoharie. We wanted to take a moment to connect and learn a little more about her. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, your family, etc? I grew up attending Union Presbyterian Church in Schenectady through my high school … [Read more...]

We Welcome Rev. Lynn Horan Back to Albany Presbytery

We are delighted to welcome Rev. Lynn Horan as an interim pastor serving the St. Peter's Presbyterian Church in Spencertown starting August 1st. We wanted to take a moment to connect and learn a little more about her. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, your family, etc? I was born and raised in Guilderland and attended Guilderland High … [Read more...]

Introducing Kukjin An, Inquirer in Albany Presbytery

We are delighted to welcome Kukjin An as an inquirer in the Albany Presbytery.  Kukjin has been doing ministry at the Korean Presbyterian Church in Schenectady and we wanted to take a moment to connect and learn a little more about him. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, your family, etc? I grew up in South Korea. I had never thought … [Read more...]

Introducing Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos, At-Large Member, Albany Presbytery

We are delighted to welcome Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos to the Albany Presbytery.  Amaury is currently serving the Church as the Synod Networker for the Synod of the Northeast and is moving to the Capital Region.  Being new to our area, we took a moment to connect with him. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc? I was born and … [Read more...]

We Welcome Rev. Donna Frischknecht Jackson Back to Albany Presbytery

We were delighted to welcome Rev. Donna Frischknecht Jackson back to Albany Presbytery during the Presbytery meeting on February 4, 2017.  Donna was a previously a member of Albany Presbytery and we wanted to catch up and share more about her with everyone. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc? I grew up in the hustle and bustle of … [Read more...]

We Welcome HR Rev. Ted Wright Back to Albany Presbytery

We were delighted to welcome Rev. Ted Wright back to Albany Presbytery during the Presbytery meeting on February 4, 2017.  Ted was a previously a member of Albany Presbytery and we wanted to catch up and share more about him with everyone. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc?   After brief stints in Williamstown, Kingston, and … [Read more...]