Erik is a seminary student and will serve our church as "Bridge Pastor" while the Session conducts a search for an interim pastor. Erik will preach weekly and provide pastoral care and facilitate meetings and events. He has a son Jonah, a wife Jennifer Smith, and a golden retriever named Ben. We welcome Erik and his gifts to our church community!
Michael Shapiro, a longtime member of Palisades Church, has been its organist and choir director since 2002. He is an award-winning composer, having spent most of his career writing scores for film and television. Three films with scores by Michael have been nominated for Academy Awards. He has also composed a number of anthems for our church choir. He co-founded ServiSound, Inc. which grew to be one of the largest and most successful recording studios in NYC, with four live rooms occupying 10,000 square feet of space on West 45th Street and with 22 full-time employees.
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