Rev. Alexandra Lusak
Moderator Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church
Sermon: "Vision Quest"
Installation of Elders As Members of Session
The Rev. Alexandra S. Lusak was appointed moderator of the Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church in November 2011. An honorably retired teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she served as pastor and head of staff of the First United Presbyterian Church in Troy, NY from August 2000 to October 2010. Active in denominational governance, she has served on and chaired a variety of presbytery committees, and in 2005 and 2006 served as vice-moderator and moderator of Albany Presbytery. In 1999, she was privileged to serve as a commissioner from the Presbytery of West Jersey to the 211th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Fort Worth, Texas. Rev. Lusak holds a Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Service and International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. She is a musician, a gardener, an avid reader, a community activist and the parent of two adult sons.
Jon Walton is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned his M.Div. degree at Union Theological Seminary, New York City and his D.Min. degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California. He has previously served congregations in New Canaan, Connecticut; Setauket, New York; and Wilmington, Delaware. He is the former co-moderator of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and continues to serve as a member of the board. A noted preacher, he has spoken at some of America’s most well known pulpits including the Washington National Cathedral, and innumerable college, seminary, and conference settings. His lectures and sermons are published in a wide variety of sermon anthologies, books on preaching, and articles in professional journals. He is the author of the book, Imperfect Peace: Teaching Sermons on Troubling Texts. - See more at: http://www.fpcnyc.org/about-us/pastoral-staff/getting-to-know-the-pastors.html#sthash.7DqSI0rf.dpuf
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