Christ Church Episcopal is a community church, and as such a great many people are involved in various commitees at the church.  If you interested in serving please contact one of the wardens who will be happy to put you in contact with the right person.  We currently have active commitee's besides those mentioned below in:

Events - including Hardscrabble and Apple Blossom

Thrift Shop

Altar Guild

Grounds and Maintainance




Priest In Charge

Br. Randy Greve

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Br. Randy Greve OHC is a native of Houston, Texas, and was born on May 6, 1966.  Br. Randy attended Southern Baptist churches growing up and received a Bachelor of Arts in Christianity and Psychology from Houston Baptist University in 1988.  He attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1988-1991 and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 1994. 

Br. Randy was a youth minister in college and seminary and also at an interdenominational church from 1994-1997.  He was youth minister at three Episcopal churches between 1997 and 2004 - in South Carolina, Texas, and Georgia.  Br. Randy had a long attraction to monastic life and visited Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, in 2003.  He entered the monastery in 2005, was Life Professed in 2010, and attended Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto from 2010 to 2013, living at the Order's priory in Toronto. 

Br. Randy was ordained deacon in May 2013 and priest in December 2013 and moved back to West Park, New York in early 2014.  Some of Br. Randy's interests and ministries include photography, serving as bursar in the monastery, spiritual direction, and retreats.  Please contact or (845) 453-4203.


The Rev'd Deacon Linda Duval

Deacon Linda was ordained as a vocational deacon in 2000. She has  served in several parishes in the Mid-Hudson Valley, working with food ministries, as teacher of Christian Education programs, and as Godly Play storyteller. She has been at Christ Church since 2010. She earned an M.S. Ed. in Special Education from SUNY New Paltz and taught in the field of special education for over 25 years.  Currently, she works as Early Intervention Coordinator in the Early Intervention Program of Ulster County which evaluates and provides services for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. She lives in Kingston with her husband, Gary and has two adult daughters and four grandchildren. 

Senior Warden

Damien Lloyd Payne

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A member of the parish since 2008, Damien, his wife Louise and their two children Willow and Caleb have been active members ever since.  Previously Damien has served twice a 3 year term on the vestry and headed our most recent Search Committee for a new priest in charge.

Damien is a helicopter pilot currently flying the Sikorsky S76, and will be one of the first to fly the new Airbus H160 in America. Originally from England, he still enjoys his soccer (football) as an avid Leeds Utd supporter and also as a soccer referee for USSF, NIOSA and NFHS.

Junior Warden

Rachel McPherson

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Rachel's bio is under construction....please check back


Gary Duval

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Gary is busy counting and will get back with his bio asap.....

Buildings and Grounds

Steve Zacharzuk

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Steve's Bio is awaiting completion......please bear with us

Buildings and Grounds

Richard Kipp

Richard is writing his new Bio.......check back soon!

Vestry Member

Louise Lloyd Payne


Louise serves as Vestry member and previously as Clerk to the Vestry, and has been on the vestry for 2 terms. She moved to Red Hook in 2008 and has been a very active member in the church, particularly with the younger members.

Louise has taught Sunday School at Christ Church for over 10 years since her own kids were old enough to attend, and ran the program with help from Jen Roeder and all the other teachers and door people for much of that time.

Instigator of The Christ Church TP Challenge during the Covid-19 crisis, Louise is always looking for ways to bring Christ Church to the community and members of the church together.

She is currently host for the Christmas Tree Festival and Santa Run in 2021.

Vestry Member

Jackie Berry

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Dave Nandor

David Nandor is a native of western Pennsylvania, from a small town just south of Pittsburgh.  I attended Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  My first job was with the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Md. in systems computing.  After 4 years at NSA, I accepted a direct commission in the US Army in the Army Security Agency, serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1968 – 1969.  Following my Army service, I joined IBM in Poughkeepsie in 1970 and retired in December 2012 after a 42 year career.  My IBM career involved many aspects of the Information Technology industry including software engineering, software engineering management, special projects with Cornell University, business relations with leading industry software firms, and business development.  My retirement time, outside of Christ Church, is spent on my interests of sporting clays shooting, photography, and WWII history.

My wife Susan sadly passed in 2020 after 50+ wonderful years though I am still blessed with three fabulous children, Sarah (and her husband Joe), Jon, and Hannah (and her husband Jared), three beautiful grandchildren, Sydney, Meredith, and Natalie, and three energetic grand dogs, Kingston, Titus, and Leo.

I have been a parishioner of Christ Church since 1984.  The church has provided me with a deeper understanding of my individual role in my family, the community and the world through the love of Christ.  My life is led by pursuing a deeper understanding of scripture, Episcopal tradition, and reason as it applies to all aspects of my life.

Admin Assistant

Naomi Fata

Naomi moved into the Rhinebeck/Red Hook area while in middle school and has remained ever since. In 2004 she graduated from Appalachian Bible College with a Bible Certificate and in 2021 graduated from Columbia Greene Community College with an associates in psychology. For many years she has been involved in local churches teaching Sunday school, sharing devotionals and other activities. In 2014 she became a faith based author of her spiritual journey Beyond Head Knowledge: Knowing Christ who Satisfies our Hearts (which is sold on Amazon). She also has been sharing written words of faith in the community as a contributor of God’s Corner in the Hudson River View for the past 10 years.

Predominately Naomi is known in Red Hook for her sewing business Love Stitches by Naomi, which offers formal alterations services and custom fitted slipcovers which was founded in 2008.

In her spare time Naomi works to further the vision of Christian Resource Ministry Inc, a local nonprofit founded by her spiritual father Walter C Irwin III, homeschools her three children, studies nonprofit management at SUNY Empire and does the bookkeeping for her husband’s business Northern Dutchess Locksmith LLC.

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