Rev. Dr. Daniel Meeter, Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Meeter has been the pastor and teacher at Old First since 2001. He was ordained to the Reformed Church ministry in 1980, and has served churches in New Jersey, Michigan, and Ontario. He earned a Ph.D. from Drew University in 1989, and has published two technical books in theology as well as many articles. He is married to Rev. Melody Takken Meeter, director of pastoral care at the Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn. They have two grown children and two grandsons. Daniel is interested in everything, but his special loves are classical music, architecture, languages, geography, and the borough of Brooklyn.
Podcasts and Book In the Words of the Reverend Dr. Daniel J. Meeter
Old First The Blog of Reverend Doctor Daniel Meeter
Pastor Meeter can be reached via the church office at (718) 638-8300, his email or his mobile phone (718) 614-9763.
Aleeza Meir, Organist
Organist Aleeza Meir is an active performer based in New York. Raised
as a homeschooler, she pursued her musical studies independently with
celebrated fortepianist Malcolm Bilson (who called her one of the most
talented students he'd ever had) and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Steven Stucky. Her organ playing won her a prize at the Otto B.
Schoepfle National Organ Competition in 1988. Her work with singers
and choral groups in particular has established her as a sought-after
accompanist and collaborator and, along with her skill on piano and
harpsichord, gives her unusual scope in terms of repertoire,
technique, perspective and interpretation. As a soloist, she has
performed in North America, France and the Czech Republic, and her
career has included performances in a wide variety of venues and
capacities, ranging from concerto soloist to continuo player. Besides
playing and overseeing music at Old First, Ms. Meir performs regularly
with John Rutter at Carnegie Hall, and is Principal Pianist for the
Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Aleeza can be reached through the church office (718) 638-8300.
Sandra Francois, Office Manager
Sandra has been with Old First since August of 2004. Her many and varied skills allow her to handle all office related items, referrals, and rentals of the facilities. She will probably be your first contact when reaching Old First. You can email Sandra or call her at the church office directly (718) 638-8300.
Abraham Barrios, Sexton
Abraham has been taking care of the physical plant of Old First since 2002. In addition to his regular care of the church, he is also available for events and rentals at Old First for an additional fee. Contact Abraham through the church office (718) 638-8300.
The Consistory is the governing body of Old First. All are volunteer positions held by church members, each of whom serve a three year term. Persons who serve are elected by the congregation and ordained as Elders or Deacons in the manner of the Reformed Church in America.
Jessica Stockton Bagnulo
Deacons' e-mail: deacons (at) oldfirstbrooklyn.org
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