Board Members

Jack Moravek

Board Secretary

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

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

Paul Pavone

Board Member

SDMI Superintendent

Term: 3/1/2019 - 2/28/2020


Bio:  My wife, Darlene, and I are Plattsburgh natives.  We have four children and nine grandchildren. We have attended the Plattsburgh Nazarene Church for the last 10 years.   We have attended and hosted a Connexion Group to expand our church family and grow in Gods word.  I am semi-retired; having worked from self-employment to management in the corporate world.  I currently co-founded a wind turbine manufacturing company and believe strongly in free enterprise and using all the gifts that God created me with.  My passion is sharing my faith and teaching others about the Gospel, truth, and God’s love.

Favorite Bible Verse: “For by grace you have been saved  through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."    Ephesians 2:8-9

Favorite Christian Quote:  "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis

Steve Collier

Board Member

Term: 3/1/2018 - 2/28/2021

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: 3/1/2018 - 2/28/2021

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: 3/1/2018 - 2/28/2021

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

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

Marcia Peck

Board Member

NMI President

Term: 3/1/2019 - : 2/28/2020 

Bio: I am a wife, a mother to two grown children and a grandmother to two beautiful grandchildren. I moved to Plattsburgh with my husband, Dana, 33 years ago. I am a retired Elementary Classroom Music Educator from the Peru CSD. I am currently teaching private piano lessons and a member of the Champlain Valley Voices. In addition to musical activities, I enjoy outdoor activities: biking, walking, snowshoeing and gardening; indoor activities: antiquing and home decor. During my time here at Plattsburgh Nazarene Church I’ve lead music in various forms: Children’s Music, VBS Music, Adult Choir Director and Worship Leader. With God’s help I plan to transfer my leadership abilities to the office of the President of our local chapter of Nazarene Missions International. I look forward to partnering our church on a global front of centering missions with Compassion(bringing restoration), Evangelism(sharing the gospel), and Education(building sustainability).

Favorite Bible Verse:  Jesus’ Greatest Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

Favorite Christian Quote:

“Hallelujah! What a Savior!
 Hallelujah! What a Friend!
 Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
 He is with me to the end.”
(From the Hymn, “Our Great Savior”, words by J. Wilbur Chapman)

Carl Walters

Board Member

Term:  3/25/18 - 2/29/2021

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


Chris Work

Board Member

NYI President

Term:  3/1/19 - 2/28/2020

Bio: I live in Peru and have been attending PCON since 2013. I am a Teacher of the Blind and Special Education teacher at Beekmantown Elementary.  For the past two years, I have been actively involved on the worship team for the Contemporary Service.  I hosted a small group for four years and was part of the greeters committee for the second service.  Ultimately, I love serving God who has shown me grace and mercy in my life countless times.  I am excited to serve as the NYI President/board member for a one year term..

Favorite Bible Verse: Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong.  Hold tightly to what is good. Romans 12:9 NLT

Favorite Christian Quote: "God's big plan, love everybody, always."  Bob Goff

Becky Frostick

Board Member


Term:  3/1/19 - 2/28/2022


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Richard Bushey

Board Member


Term:  3/1/19 - 2/28/2022


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