coila  leadership

  • leadership

    At Coila our congregation employs a representative form of church government led by a board of elders called the Session. The elders are shepherds of the church, focusing on prayer, teaching, and the spiritual life of the congregation. The deacons serve the physical welfare of the body, assisting those in need within the congregation. The trustees oversee care and maintenance of the church property and finances. All leaders are elected by the congregation and together are responsible for the spiritual care and oversight of our church body.

  • Rev Peter bailey, Pastor   -   cambridge

    Peter and Jennifer Bailey are natives of Schuylerville, NY. They were high school sweethearts and married in 1996. They have been serving in ministry in various capacities since then. Peter has served as a youth pastor, Young Life leader, music minister, and Director of the Upstate Jail Ministry to Washington and Warren County Jails.  In 2015, Peter accepted the call to Coila Church as Senior Pastor. 

  • Luke Olson, elder   -   hoosick falls

    Luke and Erin Olson have lived in West Africa, Montana, and the Boston area and now reside in Hoosick Falls with their two children. Members of Coila since 2006, together they have taught Sunday School and served on the worship team. As a family the Olsons enjoy horseback riding, camping and reading good books.

  • Scott Niles, ELDER   -   greenwich

    Scott Niles grew up at Coila and returned to the area after college with his wife, Kristen. Throughout their years here the Niles have served in many areas of church life and Kristen is currently active on the worship team. They have three adult daughters and live in Greenwich with their youngest, where they enjoy hiking, bee-keeping and the great outdoors.

  • Tom rogers, ELDER   -   salem

    Tom and Cindy Rogers have been members of Coila since 1987. They have both served as youth leaders, Sunday School teachers, and in many other leadership capacities. The Rogers have three grown children and are deeply involved in the community in their hometown of Salem, NY.

  • deacons

    Beverly Collamer   -   Cambridge

    Janessa Griffin   -   Shushan

    Lindsay Shaner   -   Cambridge

    May Erhardt   -   Cambridge

    Michaela McAlone   -   Shushan

    Nancy Thompson   -   Cambridge

  • Trustee  Board

    Dan Davis   -   Cambridge

    Dan Davala   -   Arlington, VT

    Mark Griffin, Secretary   -   Shushan

    Mike Shaner   -   Cambridge

    Matt McAlonie, President   -   Shushan

  • administration

    Church Secretary:  Judy Woelfersheim


    Church Treasurer:  Pamela Billings


    Church Historian:  Rosie Bates


    Sunday School Superintendent:  Jen Bailey


    Sunday School Secretary:  Beth Knecht