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Scarsdale Congregational Church
One Heathcote Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Phone: 914-723-2111
Fax: 914-723-3684
E-Mail: sccoffice@verizon.net

Staff

Fran GrenleyThe Reverend Frances Wise Grenley
Senior Minister

914-723-2111 extension 205
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Rev. Frances Wise Grenley brings to her ministry thoughtful and engaging worship and a deep commitment to pastoral care, community outreach and interfaith dialogue.

Rev. Wise Grenley is a graduate of Vassar College, Harvard Divinity School and the Columbia University School of Social Work. After practicing for many years as a clinical social worker, she did post-graduate work at Union Theological Seminary in preparation for her call to ordained ministry by the United Church of Christ in 2006. She served as Associate Minister from 2004 to 2012, when she was called to be Senior Minister. She is the first woman to hold this position at The Scarsdale Congregational Church, which she assumed on July 1, 2013.

In addition to her responsibilities for worship and pastoral care, Rev. Wise Grenley has undertaken an active role in supporting and expanding the outreach programs of the church. During her tenure, she has instituted a number of service initiatives, including an All-Church Day of Service, an annual Midnight Run, a spring service trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, a community-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive, and cooperative projects with the Mount Vernon Heights Congregational Church. She represented SCC as a founding member of the Scarsdale United Interfaith Food Bank and also founded the SCC Youth Action Committee, a service-oriented group for high school teenagers. She is committed to interfaith dialogue and currently leads the Scarsdale-Hartsdale Clergy Association. Rev. Wise Grenley and her husband Neal have three grown daughters and two grandchildren.

 

Sandro RussoSandro Russo
Music Director & Organist

914-723-2111 extension 207
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Organist and Chancel Choir Director Sandro Russo seeks to enhance worship by applying his artistic abilities to a diverse range of music and infusing that music with a high sense of poetry and style. Mr. Russo was born in Sicily and displayed exceptional musical talent from an early age. He holds performance degrees with honors from the V. Bellini Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London. He has performed as a soloist in many renowned music venues around the world and won top prizes in numerous competitions. He was named a Steinway Artist in 2015. For a sample of Sandro’s recent concert at SCC click here, and  visit his website.

 

 

Laverne "Sharon" Oliver

Interim Christian Education Director

914-723-2111 extension 208

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Laverne "Sharon"  Oliver is a long-time volunteer at SCC who is now our Interim Christian Education Director.  Sharon started in 2005 helping the Church School Nursery, then began teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten  She also worked with the Sunbeam Choir with the late Russell Gibson.  Currently, Sharon is teaching the Kindergarten to 2nd grade class, in addition to her duties as Interim Christian Education Director.  Sharon grew up as a Baptist; she is looking forward to using her background to develop the Christina Education programs to help the children understand the importance of being a Christian.  Sharon is a graduate of the NY City College of Technology and Iona College.  She was born in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.  She has one daughter.

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Fergal FeeFergal Fee
Facilities Manager
914-723-2111 extension 203
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Nancy Brady
Finance Manager
914-723-2111 extension 206
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Jamie Nolan
Office Manager
914-723-2111 extension 202
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Lay Leadership

As Congregationalists we govern ourselves. We call our clergy, set our own budget and determine all major issues affecting our corporate life. In essence, we bear the responsibility for ourselves as a Church.

For a list of the 2016-2017 Committees click here.