The four basic governmental units in the Reformed Church in America are the consistory, the classis, the regional synod, and the General Synod.  The consistory is divided further into a board of elders and a board of deacons.  The board of elders, the classis, the regional synod and the General Synod exercise judicial as well as legislative powers in the church organization.

According to the publication, Faithful Consistories:  Office, Ministry, and Mission in the Reformed Church in America, “The faithful consistory, is one that gives itself to the spiritual work whereby Christ transforms his people so that they may become agents of his mission in the world—a people who in word and deed proclaim his kingdom.”

The Niskayuna Reformed Church belongs to the Schenectady Classis and the Albany Regional Synod.  We have a consistory that consists of six elders and six deacons who serve together with the ministry of Word and Sacrament.


  • Suzi O’Brien, Consistory Vice President
  • Deborah Bennett
  • Dug Jackson
  • Adrean Kreig
  • Janel Mirel
  • Ron Ricard


  • Lizbeth Amorelli
  • Roger Greenwood
  • Scott Haefner
  • Leo Lichtig
  • Richard Mizenko
  • Maureen Rizzi

Consistory Clerk:

  • Linda Gardner

The NRC Consistory meets on the second Wednesday of each month.



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