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Pastor Nicole Schwalbe

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Pr. Nicole hails from the “land-of-Lutherans,” Minnesota. She attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and then the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she earned a master’s in speech-language pathology. After working for some years as a speech-language pathologist and doing a teaching stint abroad in the Slovak Republic, Pr. Nicole attended Duke Divinity School and left a school-calendar for a church-calendar. She worked in campus ministry at Columbia University and Queens College before coming to Mt. Kisco. Pr. Nicole feels passionately about sharing the message of God’s never-ending love for us. When she is not doing that she can be found on a hiking path or bike trail or beside a fire pit with her husband Craig and their three children.  

 

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Dawn Morello

Vicar

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My name is Dawn Morello and I am a seminary student at Luther Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I was born in Astoria, Queens, attending Queens Lutheran School, St. Vincent Ferrer High School and Fordham University.  I graduated with a B.S. in accounting and pursued a career as a CPA.  I currently live in Somers, NY with my husband Mark, three children, Nicole, Jennifer and Luke and our dog Mia.  When not working or studying, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, knitting, scrapbooking and occasionally binge watching shows on Netflix or Amazon.  My happy place is at the beach listening to the waves.  I am close to being a cradle Lutheran - having been part of the ELCA since I was in first grade.  Several years ago when my daughter Nicole was preparing to affirm her faith, I became a parent volunteer working with the students and youth group.  It was during that time that I first experienced the joy of sharing my faith in Christ with others through the forging of relationships and community with the students and their families.  During this time I began to reflect on my faith journey and other times that I had perhaps felt a whisper from God amidst all of the noise of the world and my life.  In the fall of 2013 I began taking Diakonia classes at Emanuel Lutheran in Pleasantville.  It was something that had been on my "to do" list for a long time but family commitments had prevented me from attending.  As I engaged with the teachers and fellow students, I felt that I was finally walking on the path that God had been calling me to for a long time.  I began to have conversations with my Pastor and with the Pastors who were instructors regarding the feelings I was having.  By the end of the first year of Diakonia, I reached the point in my discernment where I decided that seminary and ordained ministry was the place God was calling me to use my gifts and talents to proclaim the gospel.  And the rest as they say, is history.  I have completed two thirds of my studies via online classes and through bi-annual intensives when I spend typically two weeks out at Luther living and studying with my fellow classmates.  I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as intern at Resurrection and look forward to exploring who I am as a Christian Public leader with Pastor Schwalbe and with all of you!   

 

 

Susan Knapp

Sunday School Director

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I have been attending Resurrection Lutheran Church for well over 12 years. I was married here and have had my two children baptized here. From the time I was young I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. It was no surprise when I received my Bachelors in Education from Concordia College in Bronxville. I taught in Lutheran schools for several years before I got married and had children.  It is an honor to serve God and this church as the Sunday School Director for the past 4 years and I look forward to serving the children and families in this ministry.

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Dennis Goett

Youth Director

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Dennis grew up right around the corner from Mount Kisco in Pleasantville. He attended Byram Hills through 8th grade and then went to Kennedy Catholic in Somers for High School. From there he attended Boston College, where he was very involved in retreats and young adult activities around faith and spirituality. Dennis and his wife Megan, and children Norah and Riley now live in Mt Kisco, just a mile from the church. Norah graduated from the Little Blessings school, and Riley is currently enrolled there.They started attending LCR in 2012, and become members in 2013. Dennis currently works in Times Square for Thomson Reuters in New York City. 

Barbara Chandler

Office Manager

Office: 914 666-5123
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Joann Spolzino

Pre-School Director

Office: 914 666-5281
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Ann Marie Heidgerd

Office Assistant

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