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Meet our church staff:
 Pastor Alan Delamater
| Senior Pastor
Alan Delamater (Pastor Al) came to Shenedehowa in July 2006 after serving eight years as a District Superintendent in the Adirondack District of The Troy Annual Conference. He has served as a pastor and on the pastoral staff of churches in Albany, Burnt Hills, Jonesville and Rotterdam. Alan has also worked as a social worker/family therapist and as a therapist in an area counseling center.
Alan understands his call to pastoral ministry to be centered in helping all people develop a relationship with the loving and gracious God who walks beside them throughout their life's journey. He is also committed to the idea that there is not only deeply meaningful life in that journey but a lot of laughter and fun along the way. Alan also understands God’s love and grace as unconditional and open to all persons without exception. He seeks to serve God and pastor in a way in which the vision of the United Methodist Church will be a reality wherever he serves, “Open hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors.”
Alan is married to Deborah Roberts-Delamater and has two step children, Matthew and Sarah, both of whom are currently pursuing their life’s work in their chosen fields.
 Pastor Dee Lowman
| Associate Pastor
Dee has recently relocated from the Washington, DC, area where she served as an Associate Pastor in a thriving downtown church. She brings to her work a love of beauty and a desire to live authentically. She loves to hike, camp, and kayak - active spirituality is her thing! She lives in Clifton Park with her husband and son, and their dog Ledger.
 Stephanie Hutchins
| Christian Education & Youth Coordinator
Stephanie grew up and has lived her whole life in Rotterdam, NY. She graduated from SUNY Albany with a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2003. She loves to travel! Her favorite place to be in the summer is up at her family's camp on Chateauguy Lake where she fishes, sits by the camp fire and has the traditional family chicken dinner!
Stephanie recently joined our staff as youth coordinator and already we're feeling the energy in the youth group! Come check it out on Sunday nights! Please call Stephanie with any questions.
Stephanie says, "I am so excited to be here at Shenendehowa and look forward to meeting and working with all the youth and adults!"
 Lauri Nair
| Coordinator of Music Ministries
Lauri Nair holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice and Music Education from Ohio Wesleyan University. In addition, she has completed graduate studies in the field of Sacred Music. Lauri is a retired music teacher from the Saratoga Springs City Schools and has been at SUMC since 1973, serving in a directorial role since 1979. She leads the Chancel, Youth, Junior and Cherub Choirs and the Kasheweta Ringers and also oversees the volunteer directors.
Lauri loves to welcome new people into the choirs at the church. Please give her a call or e-mail her and she will help you get involved.
 Dara Griffith
| Office Administrator
Dara Griffith has served as Church Office Administrator since 2003 and loves every minute of her job. A member of SUMC since 1988, she also serves as a volunteer piano accompanist. She is a widow and the mother of two grown children, Scott & Pam. A native of northern New Jersey, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and has resided in Clifton Park since 1974.
Please feel free to call her in the church office and she’ll gladly answer any questions or steer you in the right direction.
 Dan MacGregor
Daniel N. MacGregor, organist at SUMC since November of 2003, has a BS degree from the University of Rochester, and MS from Syracuse University, and a PHD in Educational Administration from SUNY Albany. He also holds a Cum Laude degree in piano from the Eastman School of Music's Preparatory Department. A retired school superintendent, Dan continues to teach as an adjunct professor for SUNY Plattsburgh. He enjoys all types of music and loves to accompany individuals and groups. Dan resides with his wife, Pam, in Malta. Their two children and four granddaughters live in Clifton Park.