Our Pastor

Pastor Linda Miles

Linda Miles joined Columbia-Greene Classis and Albany Synod as the half-time pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack. She served RDCC since October 2014 as a contract minister, and after her ordination in December was installed as pastor on April 19, 2015.
Linda is a spiritual director and enjoys retreats. She also greatly enjoyed her internship as a chaplain at Albany Med. Linda has about a 40 mile commute from her home in Ulster Park, but as long as the weather is good, she doesn’t mind the drive because it is so beautiful when in full foliage.
Linda is passionate about connecting church and the real needs and problems of people and communities. She is involved with RCA Native American ministries along with her husband Nick, who is the RCA coordinator of Native American ministries. Together, they are involved with local Native American groups and working with them in efforts in protecting the environment and fighting racism.
Linda recommends these great reads:
The Quest for the Living God by Elizabeth Johnson
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Our Consistory & Officers

The Reformed Church uses a consistory as the governing body of the local church. A consistory consists of the elders, deacons, and minister of the Word, working together in the service and supervision of the church. Along with the minister, our consistory includes six elders and six deacons who together strive to seek God’s will in ministering to His people.

Use these links to find out more about the office of elder about the office of deacon.

The 2017 Consistory:

  • Elders
    • Glenn Holzhauer
    • Lloyd Lawrence
    • Stephen Race
    • Louise Bliss
    • Tom Patterson
    • Andrea Mastrianni
  • Deacons
    • Jim Mackerer
    • Sue Ihlenburg
    • Donna Lynk Campion
    • Roger Case
    • Olivia Van Alphen
    • Wendy Cook

2017 Church Officers

  • Vice President/Senior Elder: Louise Bliss
  • Senior Deacon: Donna Lynk Campion
  • Clerk: Andrea Mastrianni
  • Treasurer: Shirley Sullivan

Our Staff

We are grateful to the service provided by our dedicated staff:

  • Church Secretary: Julianne Fletcher
  • Church Sexton: Nelson Santiago
  • Director of Music: Andrea Mastrianni
  • Bell Choir Director: Lloyd Lawrence