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Rev. James Eastland

Senior Pastor

Pastor James joined our congregation as our spiritual leader in 2015.  He was a Math and English teacher for 15 years before being called to ministry. Attending Fuller Theological Seminary in California, James received a Masters of Divinity in 2002.

Pastor James has served churches in California and in upstate New York.  He is married to Rev. Vicky Eastland and has one son Raju.  He enjoys photography, cooking, and good conversation.

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Rev. Susan Converse
Associate Minister for Congregational Care

Pastor Sue has been a member of the Reformed Church of Locust Valley since she was 12 years old. After a long career in banking and finance, which included serving as CFO for the denominational corporations of the RCA, she graduated from New York Theological Seminary in 2019. She was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in 2021 and currently serves as Treasurer of the Classis of Nassau-Suffolk, Chaplain of the Locust Valley Fire Department, Supervisor for the Plainview Reformed Church, and as a board member for the RCA Ministerial Formation Certification Agency. Pastor Sue and her husband Dana, who also grew up in Locust Valley, have three adult children – Phil, who is married to Sarah, and twins Jenn and Rob.  They have a dog (Bailey) and two cats (Theo and Toby), who bring them so much joy! 

2023 Consistory Members


Debi Baker - Vice President

Jeff Converse

Barbara King

Ardis Mercer


John DeMario

Jake Reilly

Debbie Smith

Wendy Tobin

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