Our Story

How it all started...

On June 1, 1977 Rev. Nicholas E. TeBordo and Rev. Terrie J. Stine-TeBordo graduated from Princeton Seminary, where they had met years before. In search of a church who would take a husband-and-wife team they heard the call to The United Church of Cohoes and started work there the very weekend they graduated.

For the next 26 years, the duo would pour their hearts and souls into the congregation and the community. Terrie created a thriving youth program and counseled many through sickness and grief. Nick’s excitement and passion radiated in the city, bringing in new families that would soon call the church “home”.
Even after Terrie’s sudden passing in 2003 the congregation continued to carry out God’s work and still does to this day.  

Pastors Nick & Terrie rooted the church in our community and developed relationships and ties that continue to flourish today.

Expanding the vision...

Between November of 2018 and September of 2023, Rev. Kaitlyn Wood served as the lead pastor at United Church. She has since taken a position with the ECO as the National Director of Church Health, in which we wish her every success. Pastor Nick continues to serve as the associate pastor of Care and Senior ministry.

We believe that God is leading the United Church of Cohoes into a new season of ministry.  Building on the values of community and service taught by Pastor Kaitlyn, we the church are working to rediscover its unique purpose and vision for this region!

Where we are headed...

In the fall of 2018, United Church joined a Church Transformation Cohort with 8 other churches in our denomination. The goal of the cohort was to evaluate the church's health, create "prescriptions" that would help the church flourish, and equip our leadership to accomplish the vision that God has given us.

Since then, we have undergone a major "facelift", completely changed our organizational structure, and realigned our mission. We are excited to see what God has in store at United Church.

We have made goals, in faith, that over the next 5 years, we will touch 10% of our city with the love of God. And that we will see 107 new disciples of Jesus. 

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 10:30 am.