Paul DeHoff has been the Pastor of Union Church since 1992. He was born in Indiana, is a graduate of Manchester University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary, from which he holds the Doctor of Ministry degree. He and his wife, Rosalyn, are the parents of six children. Paul leads the congregation’s Sunday Services, bringing insight, inspiration, challenge, and joy through his preaching of God’s good news. When you attend a Service you are invited to meet Paul at the Fellowship Hour which follows each Service. Sunday service times are: 9 am & 11 am.
Union Church’s 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are enriched by performances of a wide range of sacred choral repertoire by a talented volunteer choir which performs a choral introit and two anthems at each service. The choir ranges between 8 and 12 singers, and rehearses Wednesday evenings. We eagerly welcome new members; if you would like to explore the possibility of joining us, please contact Samuel Chapin (917-570-2019; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Samuel Chapin has served as the Church’s Organist and Choir Director since 2011. Growing up in a small town north of Detroit, he studied piano and voice in high school and attended The University of Michigan School of Music, completing Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Music degrees in voice. While in graduate school, he was teaching fellow in the choral conducting. Following completion of his studies in Ann Arbor he received a grant in support of a year I Paris studying French art songs with the leading exponent of the repertoire, Pierre Bernac.
Settling in New York City in 1974, Sam was employed as paid chorister and Soloist in several churches in New York City, including The Cathedral o St. John The Divine, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. George’s(later the Limelight discotheque!) and St. Thomas Church. in 2001, he became the choir director at Ashbury United Methodist Church in Croton-on Hudson, and in 2003, was appointed Director of Music Ministries at Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey. In 2010, he received CAGO certification from the American guild of Organists.