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The Rev. Dr. Edward M. Halldorson

The Reverend Dr. Edward M. Halldorson has been our Senior Pastor since August of 1988, over 25 years. Born and raised on Long Island, Ed was ordained at his home church, Christ’s First Presbyterian Church in Hempstead, New York in 1974. Ed graduated from Lafayette College with an AB in History in 1971. He received a Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theology Seminary in 1974. He served as the Associate Pastor of the Penfield Presbyterian Church near Rochester, New York from 1974-78. From 1978-88, Ed was the Senior Pastor of First United Church, Silver Creek, New York, before accepting the call to Chatham Township. In 1999 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary with his thesis on the Atonement: “What Language Shall I Borrow: How Laypeople Interpret the Cross”. Ed and his wife Linda have four grown children David, Christopher, Steve and Emily, three daughters-in-law (Janine, Susan and Chrissy), a son-in-law (Ebube Bakosi) and ten grandchildren.