Staff & Leadership




CRE Sandy Lane

Sandy is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Jamaica and is also a Commissioned Pastor. She is passionate about justice and equality and is a lover of anything relating to the outdoors. She can be found sewing, knitting, and crocheting.


Rev. Chris Shelton



Don Jang

Don is a member of the First Chinese Presbyterian Church. Born and raised in San Francisco he loves anything related to the City by the Bay: Giants, Warriors, Cable Cars, Fog, Dungeness Crab etc.




The Rev. Robert Foltz Morrison
Executive Presbyter

Bob was ordained by this presbytery, serving a church in the Bronx for 11 years. Christ's love for him and his neighbors shapes his life. It has been his guide in pastoral and missional work in the five congregations and two presbyteries he has served in leadership positions.


Warren McNeill
Stated Clerk

Warren is a ruling elder and a fourth-generation Presbyterian. He is currently working on a degree at New York Theological Seminary and is also the Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Newark. He is currently the Moderator for the Synod of the Northeast.


James Tse
Financial Controller

James is a ruling elder, member of Queens Chinese Presbyterian Church, and previously served as Treasurer and Moderator of the Presbytery.  He has also served as Moderator of the Synod of the Northeast and Treasurer of the Synod and has been active on the General Assembly Level.


Yzette Swavy-Lipton
Executive Administrator, Office Manager

Yzette is a ruling elder member of Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. She enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, cooking, traveling, reading, music, her church, community engagement and technology.


The Rev. Mark Koenig
Advocate for Justice Ministries

Born in Western Pennsylvania, Mark has served Christ and the church on the congregational, mid-council, and national levels. Working for justice has been an essential element of each ministry. 


Shirley Fleming
Administrative Assistant

Shirley is the first face you will see when you come to the office and also at presbytery meetings. She loves to sing, dance and take long walks with Jaxx - the newest member of her family (he's a Yorkie).


The Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas
Property Support Consultant

Georgiette has spent the past 33 years working in facilities operations for several large non profit organizations. She has been involved in community advocacy for over 30 years and enjoys reading, puzzles and face-timing with her granddaughter.