About Us

Rev. Abby Norton-Levering

Synod Ministries Coordinator



Abby's responsibilities include building trust, cooperation, and shared ministry among churches and classes within our regional synod, and connnecting us to resources, both human and program, from outside of our synod. 

Rev. Robert Hoffman

Synod Administrator



Bob's main responsibility is the administration of the synod's human, financial, and other resources. He interacts with committees, works to manage budgets and investments, and helps create and maintain interoffice relationships.

Rev. Dr. Sherri Meyer-Veen

Churches Learning Change Coordinator


Sherri works to facilitate, coordinate, and plan programs for the synod's Churches Learning Change and Faithwalking initiatives.  


Sandy Cornwell

Albany School of Ministry Administrator



Sandy is responsible for the School of Ministry to provide the required courses needed for those seeking to become a preaching elder.  In addition to maintaining necessary records, she assists individual classes with the commissioning process.


Rev. Lindsey De Kruif

Albany Synod Fellowship Program Coordinator



Lindsey works with the Albany Synod Fellowship Program to coordinate programming and provide support to the fellows and the congregations that they serve.


Rev. Alisha Riepma

Communications Coordinator


Alisha works to maintain the synod website, newsletter, and Facebook. She is also an Albany Synod Fellow working with Prattsville Reformed Church and the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church.

Ali Stone

Administrative Assistant & Financial Officer



 Ali tends to all of the synod's communication and office managing responsibilities. She handles the daily flow of mail, email, schedules, phone calls, and event planning and registrations. Additionally, Ali is in charge of the bookkeeping and payroll of the Regional Synod of Albany

Obadiah (OB) Busman

Office Dog

OB is the official hospitality committee of the Synod Office. He is a very good boy. As of 2018, he is also a certified therapy dog, having completed his training with flying colors. He enjoys laying on the floor, walks, and treats. 

Stacey DeLaney, Ed.D

Churches Learning Change/Faithwalking Administrator


Stacey will be working with the Churches Learning Change/ Faithwalking team.  Stacey will be overseeing the operations, administration and helping with some of the financial aspects of these programs. Stacey will be working directly with the Rev. Dr. Sherri Meyer-Veen. Stacey is a member of Fonda Reformed church. She has participated in the Faithwalking Core four courses and is part of her Churches Learning Change team.  Stacey is a retired public school administrator and now enjoys teaching at the college level. Some of Stacey’s interests include: sewing, golfing,enjoying spending time with her husband, grandsons and devoted dog, Layla!