Religions and Spirituality

First Presbyterian Church Names New Interim Pastor

Rev. Glen Reichelderfer Credits: Courtesy of First Presyterian Church

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Rev. Glen Reichelderfer has been named the new interim pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Mahopac. He began his ministry on Sept. 24.

Ordained in 1989, Rev. Reichelderfer holds master’s degrees in divinity from the McCormick Seminary in Chicago, and in science and social work from the University of Wisconsin. Before coming to Mahopac, he was associate minister of Christ Presbyterian Church in Madison, Wisc., for 15 years. He also served at Covenant House-Times Square in New York City and as director of Port St. Vincent Homeless Shelter in Madison.

In accordance with guidelines from the Presbyterian Church USA, Rev. Reichelderfer will be our interim pastor until a designated pastor is found and called by the church.

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Known as “The Church on The Hill,” First Presbyterian Church was established in 1784 when the area was still part of the town of Southeast. The church filed incorporation papers with the State of New York in 1806. The congregation is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA, and is a part of the Synod of the Northeast and the Presbytery of the Hudson River.

Sunday morning services, open to all, begin at 10:30 a.m. following Sunday school, which begins at 9:15 a.m.  To find out more, visit

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