271 Lincoln Ave Ridgewood NJ | info@rcrcnj.org
Services each Sunday at 10:30am

Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Pastor

The Rev. Mary Stegink was ordained and installed in February, 2012, and is the first female pastor to serve in the regional unit of our denomination. She is a mid-career graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary after working for more than two decades variously as co-manager, clerk, community speaker, and evaluator of youth fiction for a bookstore in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she also sang with the Opera Grand Rapids Chorus. This is her first pastorate, though she led a congregation as a seminary intern and spent three years as a substitute preacher before clergy ordination. Mary and husband Jim are the parents of Ryan and Andrea, adult children living in Massachusetts, and Robyn, a high school student with them here in New Jersey.

Music Director

Viktoriya Raufova, our music director, organist, and pianist, is a New York City resident and native of Russia. She trained at the Gnesins Academy of Music and the Moscow State Pedagogical University, won first prize in Russia’s nationwide Composers of the Twentieth Century piano competition, and taught at Moscow’s Music Academy for Gifted Children. She has previously served churches in Moscow, New York City, and elsewhere in New Jersey.

Church Administrator

Joyce Monsma

Treasurer

Peter Dykstra

Custodian

Michael Auteri

Council

The church is governed by a Council consisting of Pastor Mary Stegink and lay Elders and Deacons elected annually by members of the congregation.