Leadership

Leadership

We are a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and we are committed to the theology, piety, and practice of the historic reformed faith. Our ministers and elders subscribe to the Confession of Faith and Catechisms of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church because these are the doctrines that are taught in the Holy Bible.

Pastor

Derrick Leitao

The Rev. Derrick Leitão was ordained and installed by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) as the Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church on May 28, 2021. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, in May 2019 with a Master of Divinity (MDiv). He came under the care of the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 2016 before he transferred his credentials to the Presbytery of New York and New England in 2019, where he was licensed to preach. He served in…
Elder

Wayne Moore

Wayne Moore has served as a Ruling Elder at Grace Presbyterian Church since 1993 after serving as a Deacon from 1988-1993.
Elder

Harley Lowry

Harley Lowry serves as a Ruling Elder at Grace Presbyterian Church. He came to recognize that the Lord was working in his life at about the age of 20 after meeting his future wife and her family. He joined the Lisbon OPC (now Grace Presbyterian Church) in 1972, after which his life changed dramatically. Harley and his wife, Deb, lived out of the area for a few years and became more involved in the church after moving back “home”. Harley…
Elder

Luke Putney

Luke Putney is a Ruling Elder at Grace Presbyterian Church. He was born and raised in Lisbon, NY. After graduating high school in 2006, Luke attended SUNY Cobleskill, earning an associate’s degree in agricultural business. Following college, he returned to Lisbon to work on his family’s dairy farm. Shortly thereafter, he became a full communicant member of Grace Presbyterian Church. In 2013, Luke married his wife Brooke, and they currently reside in Lisbon. They have four children: Hannah, Winston, Micah,…
Elder

Leslie Putney

Leslie “Skip” Putney (Emeritus) served as a Ruling Elder from 1983 until his retirement in the summer of 2022. 
Deacon

Joel Putney

Joel Putney is a Deacon at Grace Presbyterian Church. He is married to his wife Jordan, and they have four children, three girls and one boy: Kinsley, Vivian, Solomon, and Mabel.
Deacon

Ed Knight

Ed Knight is a Deacon at Grace Presbyterian Church.
Deacon

Nathanael Putney

Nathanael Putney is a Deacon at Grace Presbyterian Church. He is married to his wife Tessa and they have five boys: Colby, Christopher, Ivan, Clarkson, and Theodore.
Deacon

Roland Moore

Roland Moore is a Deacon at Grace Presbyterian Church.