Interim Pastor: Moira Ahearne

Pastor Moira Ahearne has served churches in the New York City area for the past 23 years. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having graduated from the dual-degree program between Union Theological Seminary and the Columbia University School of Social Work. She serves on the Committee on Ministry and the Sexual Misconduct Care and Response Team of the Presbytery of New York City, and the Pastoral Care Committee of the Long Island Council of Churches.

Pastor Moira lives in Great Neck, Long Island, where she also serves with her husband, Forrest, as co-pastors of the Community Church of Little Neck. They have two children, Andrew, a college student, and Hannah, a senior in high school. Two pugs named Gracie and Betty and a cat named Bob complete the family!


Playgroup Director and Administrator: Jen Kruger


Minister of Music: Nana Shi

A native of China, pianist Nana Shi enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, collaborative artist, educator, and music director. Praised as “spellbinding” by the New York Times for a collaboration with her husband and violinist, Alex Shiozaki, she has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and at festivals such as the Banff Music Center, Chelsea Music Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center. 

Nana holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from SUNY Stony Brook. Currently teaching as an Adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz, she also teaches privately in New York City. In her spare time, Nana enjoys listening other genres of music, singing, playing guitar, and writing her own music. She also enjoys film, art, photography, dance, and exploring nature with Alex. She has been the music minister and organist at the Union Church of Bay Ridge since fall 2013. 


Church Council

President:  Carmelo DiBartolo

Clerk of Session:  Michelle Gibbens

Deacons: Michele DiBartolo, Johanna Joseph, Isabel Morales, Victor Morales

Other Members: Carmelo DiBartolo, Andrew Joseph, Annette Lee, Elizabeth Theofan

Sunday school: Jen Kruger

Caretaker: Marek Kurek