Our church is governed by a board called the Consistory. Additionally there are committees such as Worship, Education, Finances, Building and Grounds and programs-with the children, fellowship events, outreach ministries, music, teaching and other service opportunities to participate in.
The Bible says the church is 'the body of Christ' and that, 'the whole body grows and builds itself up in love as each part does its work' (Ephesians 4.16). So we want to support everyone at ARC in using their gifts to serve the church, making Jesus known to new people and making a difference for Jesus in public life. Let us know how you would like to get involved.
PULPIT SUPPLY AND STAFF
Pastors Frank Gallo and Michael Ackerbauer, PhD have been preaching Sundays at Arlington Reformed Church since late 2019. They are huge blessing to our church.
Pastor Frank Gallo
Frank has been an Ordained Minister since 2011 serving at Changepoint Church. Pastor Frank had also served as a worship leader and led a Recovery Outreach ministry since 2007. This ministry conducts a weekly bible study and church service at a treatment facility in Dutchess County. Frank’s passion is to communicate God’s grace and mercy to those outside and inside of the Church.
Frank is married to Shari and they live in Poughkeepsie. Frank additionally works as an insurance appraiser. You can find recorded Bible messages and music if you contact his Facebook page, “Frank G Midnight-Pastor Gallo”
Pastor Michael Ackerbauer, PhD
Michael is married with adult children and has a year old granddaughter. Michael has lived in Dutchess county for 31 years. He was born upstate in Johnstown, then lived in Alaska for a few years, where his mother and he became Christians. They returned to New York to help start the church now known as Changepoint.
Vocationally, Michael is a leadership development consultant and Agile coach as well as an associate pastor at Changepoint. Together these roles align as they involve teaching, which is Michael’s truest passion.
Michael recently received his PhD, which he plans to use as he ministers in the church and community.
Cynthia Canaday, Church Administrator
Elder Cynthia Canaday has been a part of the Arlington Reformed Church family since 2013. She served in many administrative and support ministries since then, becoming the Church Administrator formally in 2016. Cynthia is currently enrolled in the Preaching Elder program of study with the Mid Hudson Classis of the Reformed Church in America.
Cynthia holds a MA degree in counseling with a minor in Church Administration. Cynthia loves the work of the church and connecting with people, having worked for many years in agencies and counseling ministries as the director-developing and designing programs, and direct care with clients from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Cynthia is married to Jerry and they have four children and three grandchildren. They live in Hyde Park, NY. She enjoys reading, walking, music of all kinds, cooking, family and church life.
Alexis Johnson, is a college student who lives in Dutchess County. Lexi has been playing the piano for about 10 years, but also plays the clarinet and various other instruments just for fun-such as the guitar and flute.
Lexi is a lively and fun young women, playing both traditional hymns and more contemporary pieces for corporate singing, prayers, special music, and pre and postludes pieces.
Lexi is a very versatile and genuine person. Lexi has said, "Playing for the Arlington Reformed Church is a great experience and I love this church!" She is much loved and valued at church. Serving at such a young age in a position of such responsibility is such a gift and example to many. Lexi enjoys coffee anytime, anywhere! and is always present at our fellowship times after service.