Since 1989 I have served as the pastor of Bedford Presbyterian Church which is located about an hour north of New York City. Each day I do my best, with some days being better than others, to connect that which I know and name as God with life as it is for me and for those around me.
I love to preach doing my best to do so “with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other,” and to lead service learning/mission work trips for high school students and young adults. I am also committed to strengthening the communities of which I am a part. I co-founded the Emergency Shelter Partnership which is a coalition of 15+ congregations, both Christian and Jewish, which provides hospitality, food and a safe place to sleep during the winter months for those in need. I also serve on the Board of Directors of Bridges to Community which is an international community development/service learning organization working in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Currently, along with several others, I am working on starting the Northern Westchester Interfaith Youth program, a program designed to foster interfaith dialogue and service opportunities.
One of the items on my bucket list is hiking the Long Trail in Vermont.
For the last several summers I have been hiking a portion of the Trail and hope to complete the trail in the next couple of years. Besides all that, I love to run, to read, to ski and to be outdoors. And, of course, to spend time with my family.