The Rev. Alexandra S. Lusak was appointed Moderator of the Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church in November 2011. An honorably retired Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she served as Pastor and Head of Staff of the First United Presbyterian Church in Troy, NY, from August 2000 to October 2010. Active in denominational governance, she has served on and chaired a variety of presbytery committees, and, in 2005 and 2006, served as vice moderator and moderator of Albany Presbytery. In 1999, she was privileged to serve as a commissioner from the Presbytery of West Jersey to the 211th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rev. Lusak holds a Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Service and International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Penna. She is a musician, a gardener, an avid reader, a community activist, and is the parent of two adult sons.