Rev. Steven Smith is the pastor of Queensbury United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2021. We are thrilled that Steve will have the opportunity to share his spiritual gifts in leading this community of faith. Pastor Steve, his wife, Heather and their three adult children come to us from Newtonville UMC where they have faithfully served for the past 10 years. Prior to 2011, Pastor Steve served for 8 years at Schenectady at Eastern Parkway UMC and 6 years in Schenectady as Associate Pastor at Faith UMC.
If you would like to contact Pastor Steve, try his email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Ann Elze-Sussdorff is the organist and Director of Music Ministries of the United Methodist Church of Queensbury. We love the musical excellence that Carol Ann brings to our worship services at UMCQ. Carol Ann is also, as the Skidmore college website says, “collaborative pianist in the Departments of Dance and Music at Skidmore College. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music. Upon graduation, Carol Ann discovered her love of playing for ballet at Union College, where she had the good fortune to play Master Classes for Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella, and former NYCB Principal Dancer, Kyra Nichols. She served as music instructor at St.Mary’s/St.Alphonsus Regional Catholic School in Glens Falls, where she founded a comprehensive choral and music instruction program for elementary through middle students. From 2009-2014 Carol Ann served as Music Director and Conductor of the Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus, and has been accompanist for Adirondack Voices, a community chorus, since 1999. She maintains an active accompanying schedule in the music department, rehearsing, coaching and performing with both instrumentalists and vocal students, and continues working with standout regional high school musicians.