Meet Our Staff

Meet our wonderful staff here at Bedford Presbyterian Church

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Carol Howard Merritt, Senior Pastor
Rev. Carol Howard Merritt has been a Presbyterian (USA) Minister for twenty years. During that time, Carol has served growing churches in the swamps of Cajun Louisiana, a bayside village in Rhode Island, an urban neighborhood of Washington, DC. Most recently, she served as an Interim at First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan. [Read more...]
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John Lettieri, Director of Music
I came to Bedford Presbyterian Church in the fall of 2002 as the Director of Music. I feel fortunate to be able to make music in such a wonderful space and with so many wonderful people. Bedford Presbyterian Church possesses many fine musical resources, including an exciting new Martin Pasi organ... [Read more...]
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Elyssa Michaels, Director of High School and Middle School Youth Groups
Elyssa Michaels has been a part of our Youth Group leadership since 2015.  Elyssa brings her enthusiasm, creativity and welcoming personality in working with BPC’s Middle and High School groups.  Elyssa is a former collegiate softball player and holds a BA Degree in Psychology from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.   [Read more...]
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Jessica DeAlto, Office Manager
With over 30 years of Office Management and Bookkeeping experience, arriving at this time was perfect for me.  I thrive in environments that allow for change, including new procedures, streamlining of tasks and increasing efficiency. With a new pastor's arrival imminent, the process will begin anew, with new challenges and new responsibilities. [Read more...]
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Rev. Leslie Mott, Coordinator for Spirituality and Practice
Rev. Leslie Mott is a writer, pastor, yoga teacher and spiritual director. She has been pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown for 11 years, and teaches 4 classes a week at Living Yoga Studios. She has a blog, website, and sees clients privately for Spiritual Direction. [Read more...]