Board Members

Jack Moravek

Board Secretary

Term: 2/14/2017 - 2/29/2020

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Bio: Arrived at Plattsburgh Nazarene in Sept. 1969; ministries over the years, in addition to serving numerous terms on the Board, include college & adult Sunday School teaching at various times; have, together with my wife Janet, represented our church as an official delegate at the Upstate NY District Assembly on numerous occasions; have served as a member of The Gideons International since 1984; retired in Dec. 2010 after 40 years as a prof. of geography at SUNY Plattsburgh; hobbies include hiking & climbing Adirondack High Peaks (I am an official 46er.) ,as well as lower peaks, camping with Janet and other family members and friends, and gardening(tomatoes and raspberries). An avid reader, esp. of the Bible and Christian books and magazines; also books and magazines on current events, global affairs and history.

Favorite Bible Verse: For He made Him who knew no sin to become sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2. Corinthians 5:21

Favorite Christian Quote: "What comes into our minds when we think of God is the most important thing about us." A.W. Tozier

Sandy Billington

Board Member

Term: 2/14/2017 - 2/29/2020

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Bio: My husband and I moved here as part of the Air Force. I have 2 sons, 2 daughters, a daughter in law, 2 son in law's and 7 precious grandchildren ranging from 21 to 6 years of age. I have been part of the church since 1978. Presently serving on the Church board. Some positions, past or present, are board secretary, connection group leader, cleaner, nursery worker, parents night out, VBS, chairman of finance and counter. I am a retired RN but still work per diem. I enjoy biking, kayaking, walking and camping.

Favorite Bible Verse: I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.. Philippians 4:13

Steve Collier

Board Member

Term: 4/1/2018 - 2/29/2020

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Bio: My name is Steve Collier. I am married to Allison and we have three children, Rachel, Abigail and
Hannah. We live in Peru. I am retired from Au Sable Valley CSD after teaching music for 33 years. Since
we joined the church 2013 I have been involved with the music ministry. I also serve as a counter and as
a member of the cleaning ‘crew’ of the gym floor. Along with being active in the community as a
musician, I enjoy being outdoors, especially hiking with family and friends.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 

Rick Denial

Board Member

Term: 3/24/2018 - 2/29/2021

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Bio: Along with my wife Christyn, and two children Andrew and Laura, our family has attended Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene since 2010. I am a board representative on the Transition team and enjoy helping with VBS in the summer. I am a Project Manager for Laware Construction. In my free time, I enjoy living on a small farm, running, skiing, hiking, fishing, and hunting.

Favorite Bible Verse: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me... John 14:6

Favorite Christian Quote:“God delights to do ... impossible things through improbable people to impart exceeding grace to undeserving recipients.” Chip Ingraham

Rick Gangwer

Board Member

Term: 3/24/2018 - 2/29/2021

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Bio: I live in Morrisonville with my wife Renee and our three daughters. We have been attending Plattsburgh Nazarene since 2002.

I am currently a member of the church's securty and I.T. teams along with serving on the church board.  I am a Network & Systems Administrator and in my free time can be found on a mountain trail, I have completed hiking all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks as well as all 48 of the NH White Mountain High Peaks.

Favorite Bible Verse: Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

Favorite Christian Quote:“If life were stable, I'd never need God's help..” Francis Chan

Don Norton

Board Member

Term: 3/16/2017 - 2/29/2020

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Bio:  My hobby is watching sports on tv. We have been attending Plattsburgh Nazarene since 1974.

Favorite Bible Verse: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life... John 3:16

Mike Ryan

Board Member


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Bio: Hobbies, staying in good physical shape and reading the bible/speaking with our creator. I guess that would be staying in good spiritual shape. Being with and Loving my wife Lena.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsakehim, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9

Favorite Christian Quote: "There is no sin in your life that proper prayer could not avoid or no need that properer prayer could not supply. " Adrian Rogers

Carl Walters

Board Member

Term:  3/25/18 - 2/29/2021

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Bio: Started attending PCON with my family shortly after arriving in Plattsburgh from CT in 2015. Currently Home Educator for our three children-Ethan,14, Noah 11, and Emily 8. Enjoys golf,baseball,football, road trips. Looks forward to serving at Parent's Night Out and future Men's Ministries events.

Favorite Bible Verse: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17

Favorite Christian Quote: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim Elliot