Who We Are
By the Grace of God, Rye Presbyterian Church strives to be a caring, welcoming community of followers of Christ, doing his work in the world.
Rye Presbyterian Church lives its vision by actively engaging in worship and outreach activities, supporting the journey of faith of young and old, training its members in the discipleship of Christ, and serving the spiritual, intellectual, and human needs of the congregation and its local and global communities.
We are a congregation of 600 households in the city of Rye, a suburban community in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound, just north of Manhattan. While we are a member church of the Protestant denomination known as The Presbyterian Church (USA) (click here), we also take a deep interest in our local community and ecumenical relationships.
In the Presbyterian tradition the church is led by boards of elders, deacons and trustees. Eighteen elders, one youth elder, and our pastors comprise the Session which is responsible for the overall leadership of the church. The Board of Deacons is comprised of twenty-four men and women and two youth deacons, who assist in care for our congregation and local community. Fifteen trustees manage the business affairs of the congregation which include financial and building responsibilities.
The Rev. Daniel Love, who had been our associate pastor since 1997, began as co-pastor with the Rev. Dr. John Miller in November of 2013. Jason Charneski is our music director and organist. Lisa Rawson leads our Children's Choir. Maida Robinson is our Chief Administrative Officer. All staff members can be reached by calling the main church phone 914-967-0842. If not available each has voice mail which is accessed from our main phone menu after hours.
The Church Office is located on the second floor of the Parish Hall building whose door faces Parsons Street with parking for visitors just in front. Our office hours are 9:00-5:00 except July and August when the hours are 9:00-4:00.
Rye Presbyterian Nursery School enrolls young children for fall and spring terms. Kristin Kumar and Margaret Sculti serve as Co-Directors. The school has its own telephone number 967-2073.
Rye Playschool serves children six months to five years with a structured play environment for morning or afternoon sessions. The director, Yvonne Zuk, may be reached at 967-6334.
Community groups which use our buildings are AA, ALANON, ALCOA, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
Our Women's Association sponsors a Thrift Shop which is located in the basement of the Parish Hall, east entrance. Donations as well as shopping is welcomed. Shopping Days are each Thursday morning from 10-1:00, except in July and August when the shop is closed. Profits are distributed to more than twenty community organizations. To reach the Thrift Shop call extension 24.