Pastor and Staff

Pastor

Rev. Mark Allan

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Rev. Mark has been the pastor of Christ Church since July, 2008.   A lawyer for 20 years, before hearing God's call into ministry, he graduated from Yale Divinity School and is ordained in the United Church of Christ. 

Previously he served as the Associate Minister of a church in Connecticut.  He and his wife Barbara have been married for 30 years and have grown twins, Sean and Blair.   A devoted Mets fan, he has learned the spiritual virtue of patience. 

Mark is especially interested in worship, small group ministry and always exploring ways to be the church God calls us to be.  The following are some excerpts from his statement of faith:

"I believe that people go to church to hear a word of hope and healing; to feel truly connected to a loving and caring community and to find a place where they can live out their faith in moving and real ways.  More and more in our day, I believe people are seeking something more fulfilling than what our culture tells us is good.  The church of our time needs to speak boldly about a different path and different way of seeing the world.

"I feel called to draw people closer to God and help those I pastor to find and use the gifts God has given them.  My own sense of being where God has now led me, using the gifts he has given me, is a wonderful one, and one I want others to feel.  The passion I feel being in such a place is what I feel called to help others find".

Rev. Allan's sermons can be heard here: SERMONS

And Rev. Allan's blog can be found by clicking here: ON QUAKER HILL

Rev. Allan's Facebook page is here:  REV. ALLAN'S FACEBOOK PAGE  

 




Organist

Sybil Light

Sybil has been the organist of Christ Church since July 2020. Playing sacred music in churches for over 40 years, she is especially interested in helping people to sing joyfully to the Lord! Accompanying the congregation, the choir, trios and double quartets is a great blessing to her.

“How good it is to sing praises to our God.” Psalm 147:1

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” Psalm 40:3

“Sing to the Lord with grateful praise, make music to our God on the harp.” Psalm 147:7




Pastoral Associate

Bryan Turner




Administrator

Stephanie Giordano

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Music Director

Toni LaPietra

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Nursery School Director

Camille Ludington

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Camille Ludington loves being the Director of Christ Church Nursery School.  She is a graduate of Marist College and has been teaching and directing pre-school for over 20 years! Camille lives in Pawling with her husband, Michael and their two sons, Andrew and Elliot.  In her free time she likes to read, garden and write and direct children's theater.




 
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