Our Leadership

Christ, the Good Shepherd, provides for His people, and we're thankful to have faithful men in leadership positions at Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Patrick Stefan Pastor

Married for over 14 years, Patrick and his wife, Dani, have three sons: Luke (13); Ian (7) and Nathan (5). Patrick was called to be the pastor of Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church in 2013 and was installed in September 2014. Prior to ministering in Rochester, Patrick was the Associate Pastor of Salt and Light Reformed Presbyterian Church in Longmont, Colorado.  Before entering the ministry, Patrick served his country for eleven years in the US Marines and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 as a part of Regimental Combat Team I. 

Patrick received his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. in 2011, and is presently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Denver in The Study of Religion (New Testament/Christian Origins). He is writing his dissertation on the topic of Resurrection Discourse in the Pauline Epistles and its Effect on the Rise of 2nd Century Christianity. Patrick is a visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington DC, and he currently serves the Army Reserves one weekend a month as a chaplain. In Colorado, Patrick performed Combat Stress counseling to Soldiers around the country. Now, he is the head Chaplain for a Civil Affairs Battalion.

Patrick says that “Second only to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest treasure  the Lord has given me is the opportunity to be married to my beautiful bride Dani and together raise three wonderful sons. My family has taught me how the grace of God impacts our everyday life.” Patrick’s hobbies include spending time with his family, backpacking, woodworking, and reading.

Bill Pihl Elder

Rev. William Pihl has served the Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church since 1987, both as Stated Supply minister and now as a Ruling Elder. He and his wife, Beverly, have been married 35 years and have 3 adult children (David, Emily, and Christi). He is currently an accountant for the Rochester City School District.

Bill graduated from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1982, and was ordained as a teaching elder and pastor of the Clarinda, Iowa RP Church that Fall. He served as pastor there until 1986. In 1984, he began service as a chaplain in the Army National Guard where he continued to serve until retirement in 2007. In his spare time, Bill enjoys taking long walks and baking desserts.

Greg Moberg Elder

Married for 42 years, Greg has four 4 adult children: Emily & husband Dirk, Laura & husband Brian, Jennifer, and David & wife Jenn; 4 grandchildren: Micah, Shiloh, Elisabeth, and Luke; and assorted cats. An electronics design engineer for 41 years, he has worked for Eastman Kodak, Truesense Imaging, and ON Semiconductor.

He joined the Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1974 and was the organizing elder of the Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1979. He enjoys reading, bicycling, home repairs/construction, and travel.

Peter Robson Elder

Peter Robson has served as a ruling elder for the Rochester Congregation since 1995. He and his wife Sharon have been married for 22 years and they have 3 children, Ashleigh and Nathaniel (in high school) and Devin who attends St. Lawrence University.

Peter works for Monroe #1 BOCES as an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Challenger Learning Center and BUBL Project. In his off-time, Peter enjoys a number of hobbies and interests which include SCUBA diving, snowmobiling, construction, and target shooting. He also serves as the operations manager for the White Lake Covenanter Camp, which is owned and operated by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Presbyteries in the Catskill Mountains.

Geoff Shaw Elder

Geoff’s career path brought him to Rochester in 2001 working for a company that has offices in the U.S. and in New Zealand. The congregation called Geoff to be an elder in 2005, and after worshipping for a time in the RRP church Geoff came to cherish the singing of the Psalms, a cappella, seeing it as a right practice called for by God.

The Shaw family returned to New Zealand in 2013 for Geoff’s work and plan to come back to Rochester when their children complete their schooling.

Geoff and his wife, Louise, have two children, Aziel who attends university at Auckland and Lianna who is enrolled at the Pukekohe Christian School. Geoff and Louise were married in the New Zealand Reformed Church in Pukekohe in 1992.