The Reverend David S. Gregory

Acting Minister

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SCC's newly-elected Transition Team is pleased to announce that Reverend David S. Gregory, a talented and experienced minister, is serving as SCC's Acting Minister for the next four months. He has spent the last decade in and around New York City and the Hudson Valley, first as a settled minister and later as an interim and supply minister. He is currently secretary of the Commission on Ministry for the New York Conference and for a number of years was chair of the Committee on Authorized Ministry for the Hudson Mohawk Association. A native of Ohio, Reverend Gregory is the father of two grown sons, and is married to veteran Broadway performer Tripp Hanson. A more detailed biography is available in the Church Narthex.

Reverend Gregory will be helping SCC transition from the end of Rev. Fran Wise Grenley's superlative work at the Church to the start of Rev. Kelly Hough Rogers' eagerly anticipated arrival beginning early next year. Please join us in greeting and supporting David and his family in the months to come as we move towards a new era in the life of the Church.



Sandro Russo
Music Director & Organist
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Organist and Chancel Choir Director Sandro Russo seeks to enhance worship by applying his artistic abilities to a diverse range of music and infusing that music with a high sense of poetry and style. Mr. Russo was born in Sicily and displayed exceptional musical talent from an early age. He holds performance degrees with honors from the V. Bellini Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London. He has performed as a soloist in many renowned music venues around the world and won top prizes in numerous competitions. He was named a Steinway Artist in 2015. For a sample of Sandro’s recent concert at SCC click here, and visit his website.



The Reverend Joya Colon-Berezin

Minister of Christian Education

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Joya Colon-Berezin feels very fortunate to have found her way to SCC. Most recently she served in ministry at Middleton Community Church UCC (Middleton, WI) and Bethel Bethany UCC (Milwaukee, WI). Originally, Joya hails from New York City. She is a graduate of Oberlin College (2002) and New York Theological Seminary (2012). She has a background in faith-based community organizing, and has worked for the United Methodist Church (UMCOR) and Church World Service.  Joya was ordained to ministry in the United Church of Christ in 2017. In recent years, Joya has become an avid tennis player, and fan. She and her wife Charisa Kiyo Smith, a faculty member at CUNY School of Law, have recently settled in White Plains, NY.



Nancy Brady
Finance Manager
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Jamie Nolan
Office / Property Manager
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Jamie Nolan has been with us since 2014.  She is a graduate of Smith College (2007) and a proud alumna of England's University of Cambridge.  Jamie is a passionate animal rights activist. 








Lay Leadership

As Congregationalists we govern ourselves. We call our clergy, set our own budget and determine all major issues affecting our corporate life. In essence, we bear the responsibility for ourselves as a Church.

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