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Rev. Jim Kirk

Lead Pastor

Jim Kirk was born in La Jolla, California and spent his high school and college years in Asheville, North Carolina. An ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, he is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Asheville (B.A., Philosophy), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div., Theology & Pastoral Care), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A., Hebrew & Semitic Studies). He is married to Linda, a native of western New York, and they have three children: Jonathan, Hannah, and Lucas. They live in Hastings on Hudson. Jim loves this intersection of the Hudson River Valley and New York City: when he is not at a concert or in a cafe, he can be found in the woods hiking with his family.

Sachi Patitucci

Music Co-Director

Sachi Patitucci was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in Indiana, upstate New York, Michigan and Connecticut. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music and taught public school music for two years before becoming a full time performer. She is a now a mother, wife, caregiver, cellist, manager and composer. She and her husband have lived in the Rivertowns for 17 years and are parents to two daughters, ages 15 and 12. As a professional cellist, Sachi has toured the world with pop artists, performed in numerous symphonies and chamber music, and recorded for albums, commercial, television and film.

Mindy Sax

Music Co-Director

Mindy Sax was raised in Arizona and has since lived in Los Angeles and New York. She is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Music Theory and Education. Her classical and musical theater career includes a wide-variety of shows & venues including opera, theater, cabaret, industrials, recordings and concert series. She and her husband, Ken, are parents to two children, Sophie and Kenny. They enjoy living in northern Westchester and taking opportunities to explore the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Yvonne Nelson

Children's Ministry Director

Yvonne was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York in her high school years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Barnard College and an MBA in Management from New York University. She has previously worked in the consulting and corporate world. These days, she is busy raising her two daughters with her husband. Her family lives in Chappaqua.

Lisa Fick

Trinity Church Business Manager

Lisa serves Trinity Church as the business manager. She is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. (Management Dietetics) but continued her studies in Information Technology. She worked at IBM for over 22 years both as an IBMer and as a contractor in administration, technology and marketing while providing IT support to both IBM and its customers. When it comes to supporting a small business office, all of it comes in handy! Lisa is a native of New York and enjoys capturing the seasonal beauty of this Hudson Valley area on camera.

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