About us

The purpose of the Chester Presbyterian Church is to use our gifts and talents to minister within the Church by providing a spiritually satisfying place of worship for one another while reaching outside our doors to benefit our community.

We are a family of Christian believers, a small church of about 50 members. Our church is governed by a Session, made up of several elders. We also have a very active Board of Deacons, who help with caring for our church and community. We are part of the Hudson River Presbytery, the Synod of the Northeast and The Presbyterian Church USA.

Please visit our Facebook page to see what we are up to: www.facebook.com/chespresny

Pastor – Erin Moore
Erin was born and raised in Northern NJ in a small church and active community. She attended York College and graduated with a degree in biology. Upon graduation, she accepted a position in quality control with a small bio-medical company. In her second year there she received a call to ministry when a close co-worker noticed the “glimmer” in her eyes upon return from mission work and pointed out how God may be calling her to something similar. Within a year she applied and was accepted to Princeton Theological Seminary where she earned her MDiv in 2014. Erin has been serving at the First Presbyterian Church of Chester since Sept. 2014 and absolutely loves small church ministry and this congregation in Chester. In her spare time you can find her gardening, making music, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors, spending time with her extended family, and enjoying snuggles from her two cats.

Music Director – Michael O’Neill

The Session:
Ron Brooks
Vicki Braidotti
Ruth Magyar
Jerry Sutherland
Matt Van Der Meulen
Gene Winters

The Deacons:
Edna Babcock
Jean Barrett
Helen Braidotti
Joanne Brooks
Vanessa Magyar
James Peterson

Our Beliefs:

We believe we are called to God through Jesus Christ to be a people of a covenant faith. In that faith, we seek to fulfill the command to love God, to love one another, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord…God Incarnate. In the power of the Holy Spirit, it is Christ who gives us his depth of compassion so that we are empowered to share his ministry and mission within this community of faith. By bearing with, and caring for, one another in love, humility, gentleness and patience, we try to lead a life worthy of our calling.

We pray that we will become an even more profound witness to God’s grace as we continue to provide food for soul, body, mind, and spirit. As the Holy Spirit leads us to live our lives, we seek to be faithful in good times and hard times, to celebrate the joyful and the ordinary…to the glory of God.