Reverend Dr. Stephany D. Graham Walker
Reverend. Dr. Stephany Graham Walker leads our congregation in worship, prayer, discipleship and vision.
Prior to her current call, Reverend Graham Walker served for 12 years as the National Staff Associate for Congregational Leadership in the Presbyterian Church USA, while also pastoring the Shawnee Presbyterian Church, in Louisville, Kentucky for 8 years.
As Associate for Congregational Leadership, she provided training, led workshops, and developed resources for Elders, Deacons, Trustees, Ministers of Music, Worship Leaders, Youth, and Young Adults throughout the Presbyterian Church USA.
Reverend Graham also represented the Presbyterian Church on ecumenical bodies in matters related to African American educational and justice concerns. She is often requested as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and guest preacher.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Reverend Graham received her undergraduate degree from Coppin State University and her Master of Divinity degree from The Princeton Theological Seminary. Reverend Graham received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia.
She currently serves as Vice President of the Peekskill Area Pastors Association, Co-Moderator of the Hudson River Presbytery’s Committee On Representation and the National Council of Churches of Christ’s Joint Action and Advocacy for Justice and Peace Table.
Reverend Graham is a certified Transitional Ministry Pastor and Facilitator with the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. In addition, Reverend Graham envisioned and facilitates the 1001 New Worshipping Community ministry, Spirit Talk "Connections"
Reverend Graham is married to Michael Walker and loves being a Wife, an Auntie, a Stepmother and Step grandmother.
Reverend Graham is both blessed and convicted by the scripture, "Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made complete, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus has taken hold of me." Philippians 3:12
Peekskill Presbyterian Church is blessed to have Reverend Graham Walker’s dedicated leadership and her exciting and passionate spirit for the past 10 years.
Director of Music Ministries
Matthew J. Russell
Matthew J Russell began his ministry with us in March 2015.
Originally from Keeseville, NY, Matthew received a Masters in Piano Performance from Western Michigan University and a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
As a believer that the best kind of music is the music that touches your heart, he brings a wide variety of musical styles to the service.
He has taught at multiple colleges including SUNY Potsdam, Lake Michigan College, and currently teaches at New York Academy for Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Chair of Stewardship Committee
President of Corporation and Treasurer
Clerk of Session, Chair of Holy Cow Task Force
Chair of Nominating Committee
Chair of Personnel Committee
Chair of Back to Church Task Force
Chair of Christian Education
Board of Deacons
Corporate and Business Ministry
President & Treasurer