Staff

REV. DR. JANET ADAIR HANSEN

Rev. Dr. Janet Adair Hansen became Pastor in December, 2000 (Christ Presbyterian Church 2000-2009, Christ Community Church starting 2010) and retired July 1, 2018.

Pictured with retired SUNY Cortland Professor Samuel Kelley, the Gospel Choir gave plaques of recognition both to the church and to her as Pastor in April, 2018.

The Church is searching for a Transitional Pastor, hopefully to begin serving this fall.

photo-full Dot Thomas

CHURCH PIANIST DOROTHY THOMAS

Thomas began playing for Christ Presbyterian Church in the summer of 2000. A founding member of the SUNY-Cortland Gospel Choir, she has released two CD’s – “Glory, Honor and Praise” and “Christmas Blessings: Glad Tidings of Great Joy” and plans a 3rd.  In February 2014 she participated in a presbytery mission trip to Western Wollega Bethel Synod in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia.

gorelaya_m

CHOIR DIRECTOR MARINA GORELAYA

Gorelaya served as Choir Director and Pianist for the former United Community Church and beginning in 2008, as Choir Director for the new union church, Christ Community Church. A graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the Ukraine, she is pianist for musical theater classes at Syracuse University and for classes at SUNY Cortland.  She also is a member of the classical trio Trillium – as pianist, along with violinist Lois Pfister  and flutist Maria Mucaria.