Albany Synod Executive Committee


Rev. Steve Norden, President

Rev. Steve is the Founding Pastor/Senior Pastor of New Hope Church (RCA) in Powell, Ohio.  They are a suburban church in northwest central Ohio.  


Rev. Norden has served the Regional Synod of Albany previously as a member of the Overtures and Judicial Business Committee and was recently elected as President of RSA.

Rev. Matthew van Maastricht, Vice President

Rev. Matthew is the minister at Altamont Reformed Church and currently serving as Vice President.

Rev. Paige Convis, Past President 

Paige is the pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church of Schodak at Muitzeskill in Columbia-Green Classis, where she is the Stated Clerk.


As part of the Regional Synod of Albany, Paige is currently serving as a part of the Synod Mediation Team and the In This Together for Good Task Force.


Her hobbies are collecting craft supplies, telling her dogs how cute they are and winning at Dutch Blitz. 
She is married to her amazingly handsome and talented husband, Justan. 

Rev. Bob Hoffman, Stated Clerk 

Bob has been the pastor at First Reformed, Berne since 1976. He is a member of Schoharie Classis and serves on the Congregational Support Committee. He also participates in the Classis Clergy Coached Network. Bob works part-time as the Regional Synod of Albany Administrator, which includes being staff to the Finance, Personnel, OJB, and Nominations Committees of the Synod. He also serves on the Synod Mediation Team.

Bob is an avid Cubs Fan. He also does cross stitch (look for his latest baby blanket in the Camp Fowler, Harvest Gathering silent auction) and he finds a lot of satisfaction in landscaping, particularly around the Synod Office. When they aren't traveling, Bob and his wife Becky reside in Berne.