CLERGY & STAFF
Rev. Jonathan Vanderbeck
Pastor Jonathan is our minister and head of staff, and has been with us since 2016. A native of Korea and raised in Michigan, Pastor Jonathan completed his M.Div at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI and his M.S.W. at the University of Michigan. He was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America by the Classis of Holland and is the first gay, person-of-color to be ordained to such a capacity. As such, he is passionate about working for the full inclusion of LGBTQIA people in the church locally and around the world.
Pastor Jonathan enjoys good coffee, great Korean food, and loves hiking, flying, and good, old-fashioned, nerdy theology books.
Dorothy Linder is our office administrator. A lifetime member in the Reformed Church in America, Dorothy comes extensive experience in church work and business administration, both valuable assets to overseeing a church. Previously to this, Dorothy served as the Interim Director for Children’s Ministries at the First Reformed Church in Schenectady.
David is the church sexton. In his role, he oversees the building, ensures it is clean, well-run, and ready for services throughout the week.