Ministers for 2014

 June 28th:  The Rev. Eric Olsen

 July 5th:  The Rev. Dr. Newton W. Greiner Sr.

         Dr. Greiner is a retired United Methodist minister. He and his wife Roberta live in Saranac Shores, a development that is on the opposite shore of Island Chapel's front door. The Greiners are residents of New York and Dr. Greiner has been preaching at Island Chapel for over forty years. Dr. Greiner leads an impromptu choir each Sunday. Dr Greiner served churches in the Southern New Jersey conference for 15 years before he went on an appointment beyond the local church, to Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, New Jersey, where he attained the title of professor in the Student Development Department and retired after 25 years of service. Dr Greiners doctorate is in Pastoral Psychotherapy from Lancaster Seminary in PA and practices as a New York state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The Greiners have 3 children, 5 granddaughters and 5 greatgrandchildren.

July 12th:  Rev. Dr. Anabel Proffitt

July 19th:  Rev. Dr. Edward Flower

July 26th:  Rev. Lina Hart

August 2nd:  Rev. Dr. John Tharps

After 41 years as an American Baptist pastor, I retired from the full time ministry but am still doing the things I love.  I work with Habitat building houses, volunteer with the Penn Yan Fire Department, serve as director of the American Baptist Men Disaster Relief for New York State, and preach at strange, beautiful, and out of the way places.  I hold a masters and doctorate (DMin) from Andover Newton Theological School.  I write, do woodworking, and take long distance bicycle trips  -- the next one is planned for a few days from now from Penn Yan to Decatur, Illinois.  My wife and I love the Adirondacks and enjoy kayaking, hiking, and mountain climbing.  We have three children and two dogs.

August 9th:  Pastor Colin Tuggle

August 16th:  Rev. Dr. D. Richard Will

August 23rd:  Fr. Paul Kelly

August 30th:  Rev. Dr. Patricia Schick

 September 6th:   The Rev. Dr. Larry  Selig

             Dr. Larry Selig, is a  Presbyterian pastor who formerly served at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake and  is now retired. Along with his wife Ida, they conduct training conferences for pastors and church leaders throughout the USA, Israel and Brazil and work with international students at the University of Central Florida. They live near Orlando, Fl with their children and eight grandchildren.