Church Staff

The Rev. William T. Hodgetts, Jr. - Pastor


Pastor Hodgetts, a native of the Bronx, grew up in suburban N.J., and moved back to NYC in the 1990’s, which is where he came to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has worked in various accounting and office management positions for a number of companies, including Lincoln Technical Institute, The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, and Nippon Express, U.S.A. He entered Queens College, CUNY in 2000 and graduated with a B.A. in religious studies/sociology before going on to get his M.Div. at The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now known as United Lutheran Seminary). He was called to Trinity, Amsterdam on 6/3/2007 and ordained at Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Island City, NY on 7/27/2007. His main focus has been the preaching the Gospel, teaching the Bible, church history, theology, and reaching out to the surrounding community. He is a frequent teacher at the Hartwick Summer Theological Institute. His hobbies include music, sci-fi and horror films, and traveling.

Anne Saj - Parish Administrative Assistant

Parish Adminustrator

Our Parish Administrator was born in Dordrecht, Holland, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1951. She came to live in Amsterdam, NY in 1971. In the past she has worked in a number of capacities, finally retiring from her position as a clerk for the State of NY after the death of her husband Mike, in order to take care of her daughter Gabby. Her hobbies include knitting and crocheting. She became the parish administrative assistant in 2018 and has quickly learned (and continues to learn) all the ins and outs of her job, including sharpening her computer skills. She is a great asset to the church and especially to Pastor Hodgetts.

Peter Young - Church Custodian

Church Custodian

Our church custodian was born and raised in Central Bridge (Schoharie County). He graduated High School in Schoharie and studied auto mechanics for 2 years at Hudson Valley Community College. He served his country for two years of active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserve. In the past he has worked as a truck driver and doing auto-parts sales. He retired in 2009. His hobbies include restoring older model cars and driving them. He has been a wonderful asset to our church. Not only is he constantly finding new things to fix, paint, or repair, but he is always ready to lend a hand when needed.

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