Our Team

Cheri Van Deusen
Office Administrator

I have been the Office Administrator at the Reformed Church of Port Ewen since 2005. I really enjoy my position at the church because I get to personally know all the members and love to help anyone in need. Sometimes a kind word or a listening ear is all that is needed.

I was born and raised in Rhinebeck, New York but now call Kingston my home. I love to work on my gardens and my house. I also love to read, play piano, and cook for others. Another passion of mine is watercolor painting. My children are my four animals—one dog, two cats, and a lovebird.

Linda Bresnahan-McCarthy
Organist and Choir Director

It seems I have always played a keyboard.  My first instrument was an antique pump organ rescued by my parents and transported to our  basement.  After a succession of pianos, lessons,  playing piano for Sunday School, where my mother was Superintendent, and singing in choirs,  I graduated at age 14 to playing  organ in church.  Music was always a central part of worship for me, so it was only natural that I became an organist and choir director.  

In addition to playing organ, I am a percussionist with the SUNY Ulster Community Band and vocalist with area ensembles.  I provide piano instruction  privately.  

I am blessed to lead the Choir and Congregation of the Reformed Church of Port Ewen in worship.  It allows me to share the gift of music and enhance the worship service for our church family.