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Reverend Dr. John H. Krahn

Pastor Krahn has been ordained for nearly 50 years. During his long ministry, he has served several congregations on Long Island. He is currently a church consultant specializing in evangelism and stewardship. Enjoying writing, he is a published author of ten books. He is also a much-requested speaker both nationally and internationally.

   

Pastor Krahn is married to Doris, and they have two children and three grandchildren. They enjoy travel and the theater.

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Pastor Dennis O’Rourke

Dennis O’Rourke was ordained on October 17, 1971, at Faith Lutheran Church, Syosset, making him a “son” of the congregation. Throughout his career, he served five congregations, all in the Metropolitan New York Synod. After serving fifteen years at Ascension Lutheran Church in Deer Park, he retired in 2008 to Port Ewen, NY.
  
During retirement he continued to serve the church doing part time interim ministry, including helping three struggling congregations form the Lutheran Parish of Northern Duchess. He also served a three- year term as Dean of the Hudson Conference of the Metropolitan New York Synod. He is Pastor Emeritus of Redeemer Church, Kingston, NY.
  
Pastor O’Rourke and Elizabeth have been married 50 years. They have five children, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. He is honored to serve God with the dear people of Faith, Syosset, his home congregation during college and seminary.

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Linda Boccafola

Church Administrator

Linda volunteers her time in the church office and is a valuable asset to both Faith Lutheran Church and Faith Nursery School. Linda is always willing to jump in and help out during the school day, and coordinates all church events. Linda is on the Youth and Family Committee, an Altar Guild member, sings with the Church Choir, and sees to it that coffee hour is ready on time. She is a current member of the Church Council.

 

Linda has been a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church for 48 years. She served on the Church Council for two terms, and spent one of the six-year terms as Council President. Linda taught Sunday School for many years and has been the Superintendent of the Sunday School for over 30 years. Linda worked at Faith Nursery School for over15 years as an Assistant Teacher, and as a Toddler Teacher.

 

Linda has lived in the community since 1969 and has three grown children.

All three attended Faith Nursery School and Sunday School, received First Communion, and were Confirmed here at Faith Lutheran Church. When she’s not here at church, Linda enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren.

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Travis Bloom

Choir Director/Organist

Travis Bloom is the director of music at Faith. He assists the pastors with the weekly liturgy and directs the adult choir. He provides the music for our weekly worship services. Several times a year Mr. Bloom presents the congregation, its friends, and the people of Syosset a Broadway quality musical performance under the title, “Travis and Friends.” Recently the program was titled, “A Night at the Opera.” Other offerings included, “Broadway’s Greatest Hits.”
  
Travis Bloom is a sought after accompanist and coach in NYC. With a passion for the vocal arts, Mr. Bloom’s coaching platform is based on musical accuracy, performance practice techniques, dramatic integrity, diction accuracy, and vocal health in alignment with the Bel Canto school of singing. Mr. Bloom has strong sight-reading capabilities, concise rehearsal techniques, versatile stylistic vocal capabilities, and excellent musicianship as a collaborator. He recently joined the Indiana University Ballet and Opera Theater music staff as a rehearsal pianist and coach for Rossini’s Italian Girl in Algiers, Menotti’s The Last Savage, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. He has also accompanied numerous voice recitals, master classes, competitions, auditions, and opera workshop productions.
  
Mr. Bloom holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University and is an alumnus of Indiana University.