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Stone Church: Marge Palmer - Former Interim Pastor

Marge Palmer

The Rev. Marge Palmer served as our Interim Pastor from March 2005 through June 2007. She was known and loved for her wisdom, good humor, caring leadership, and much more.

What follows is excerpted from her resume of experience immediately prior to her service at Stone Church. In the near future a summary of her service here will be added.


B.A., Sociology, Keuka College, Keuka Park, N.Y.
M.A. in Religion and Psychology, U. of Chicago Divinity School
M. Div. Union Theological Seminary, New York City

Work Experience:

Executive Director Student YWCA, Miami University, Ohio (Four years)
Assistant to Chaplain, U. of Chicago Hospitals (Two years)
Assistant Director for Administration, Community Music School, Scarsdale, NY (14 years)
Ordained as Minister of the Word and Sacrament, June 25, 1989
Pastor of a yoked parish, Pine Plains NY Presbyterian Church (membership 250) and Pres. Church, Ancramdale, NY (membership 60) (Six years)
Interim minister, Lyall Memorial Federated Church, (Methodist, Reformed and Quaker) Millbrook, NY (Seven months)
Moderator of Wappingers Falls Pres. Church, seeking a pastor (18 months)
Moderator of Freedom Plains Pres. Church (seeking an Interim) (Nine months) with Preaching and Pastoral responsibilities
Pulpit Supply in over 40 churches
Mission Volunteer, Stony Point Center, NY (One year)
Very substantial involvement in the Hudson River (NY) Presbytery

Activities in San Jose Presbytery

Member of Committee on Ministry
Member of Presbytery Administrative Commission
Docketing Committee
Presbytery Representative to the Board of Pensions
Pulpit Supply
Parish Associate, Stone Church


Elder Commissioner to General Assembly
Minister Commissioner to General Assembly
Minister Commissioner to the Synod of the Northeast
Invited to Moderator's Conference on Racism
Member of the Board of Directors of Auburn Theological Seminary
Spouse of a Presbyterian Minister for over 40 years :>)


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