OUR LEADERSHIP

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We are excited to begin the process of calling a new pastor to lead us forward in our ministries. Assisting us in the transition will be a Transitional Minister.
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Doug Phillips

Parish Associate

As Parish Associate, Doug provides pastoral support as needed and when directed by the pastor. When called upon, he assists in worship, preaches when needed, and provides any other additional pastoral services as requested by the congregation. He is a graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA and Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ.

 

Doug’s full-time ministry is to serve as the Chaplain to the Emergency Room, Burn Unit and Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.

 

Doug lives in Somers, NY with his wife Kate, their two children, and shares their home with two dogs and two cats.

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Eunkyung “Grace” Woo

Director of Music

The stated goal of the KPC Music Ministry is that the words and music we present glorify God and communicate the Good News to all people. Grace fully supports this belief and looks forward to welcoming and inviting all to partake in the music ministry by sharing musical talents and supporting our robust programs.

 

Grace earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Yonsei University, South Korea. After moving to the United States, she earned a Master’s Degree in Composition from NYU in 2002 and a second Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition from William Paterson University in 2016. 

 

Grace is a member of the Executive Committee and Orgel Kits Committee at Northern New Jersey American Guild of Organists. Currently, she lives in Demarest, NJ with her husband Myung and two boys.

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Scott Munson

Handbell Director

Scott Munson is our Director of Handbells. He is committed to continuing the long history of handbells at KPC. His focus is on developing talent and skill for all levels of ringers.

 

He is a long-time member who lives in Yorktown Heights with his family.

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Jan DePalo

Church Administrator

As Church Administrator, Jan is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the church finances, payroll functions, and the many administrative tasks associated with a church environment. She especially enjoys it when members of the congregation stop by her office!

 

Jan lives with her husband Tom in Sandy Hook, CY where they are very involved in their church community at Newtown United Methodist Church. She enjoys reading and putting together jigsaw puzzles with Tom. She walks for exercise most days before work around the streets of Katonah.

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Felipe Rojas

Custodian

Felipe has been a custodian at KPC for the last four years. He appreciates the supportiveness of the church community.

 

In his free time he likes to paint, exercise, hike, and camp with his wife and their eleven-year-old son.

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Carmen Delgado

Custodian

Carmen has been working at KPC for seventeen years. She likewise appreciates the supportiveness of the church family. Her brother, Nelson Guerrero, had also been a longtime custodian at KPC.

 

Carmen moved to the United States from Ecuador twenty-six years ago. She and her husband raised four children, all of whom have graduated from college and are pursuing their MBAs. In her free time she likes to garden, knit, and spend time with her family.

Session Elders

The session shall have responsibility for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love, and witness. Book of Order G-3.0201

 

Session Elders are selected by a nominating committee and voted upon by the congregation in our annual meeting, serving a term of three years, with five new Elders each year. Each Elder is assigned a committee and is responsible for an important aspect of the life of the church. 

Building & Grounds – Glenn Fedio & Bill Hassett

Christian Education – Debra Lang & Susan Polos

Church and Society – Jessica Charles & Bruce Elmegreen

Clerk of Session – Martha Wallace

Fellowship – Cynthia Bruenn & Sharon Ballen

Investment – Debra Lang & Sarah Munson

Membership – Mark White  & Bill Pelletier

Nominating – Bruce Elmegreen & Bill Pelletier

Personnel – Susan Polos & Sue Hassett

Stewardship & Finance – Debra Lang & Sarah Munson

Treasurer – Sarah Munson

Visibility – Louisa Condon

Worship – Kathy Cushman & Bryan Rosenburg

Youth Elder/Serving on Visibility – Julia Munson