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Rev. Michael S. Plank, pastor
Michael graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2010 and moved to Hudson Falls with his wife Lauren in October of that same year.  They have been enjoying life in the North Country ever since.  Living in such close proximity to the Adirondacks has allowed them to pursue their mutual passion for outdoors activities. Michael feels strongly about the need to pursue options for sustainable living and actively fishes, hunts, and attempts to garden.  He also enjoys reading, exercising, and walking his dog.  In his ministry, he is deeply committed to pursuing social justice, physical  health, and the construction of a community where all people can find a welcome.

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Jen Douglas, Office Manager
Originally from the Glens Falls area, Jen attended SUNY Plattsburgh as a Studio Art Major concentrating in Graphic Design. She enjoys spending time outdoors, art projects, home improvement projects, and being with friends and family. She and her husband Stu are the proud parents of two lively boys.

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Sue Gilbert, treasurer
Sue became a member of First Presbyterian Church in 1975 and has served as treasurer since 1983.  She has been active in the Women's Association, the Prayer Shawl ministry, and our rummage sales.  She and her husband Roger love to travel and spend time with their family.

Sue Whittington, financial secretary
Sue joined First Presbyterian Church in 1979.  She grew up as an active member of a church and felt it was important for her young children to experience the same love and support of a congregation that she found in her own childhood.  She has been serving as the financial secretary since 2001.  She enjoys watching her grandsons play sports and has recently begun to take painting classes.

Kent Baker, Director of Music
Kent most recently was the musical director for Junie B. Jones: The Musical for the Weston Playhouse, which he accompanies during the off-season. Memorable regional credits include:  Annie, Miracle on 34th Street, Pippin. Numerous keyboard credits and high school productions. Opened for Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart. Rehearsal accompanist/chorus, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Liberty Weekend, New York (Crane School of Music, New York Philharmonic). Helped kill vaudeville as a long-time Music Director for Gaslight Village (amusement park), Lake George, NY. Educator, free-lance classical/jazz/Broadway pianist/conductor, organist, adjudicator. Adjunct music faculty, Castleton University.