Lydia Rose Murphy-Stephans

Lydia Rose Murphy-Stephans joined our church on July 19 this summer. She lives with her partner, Gillian, and their two children, Jesse and Bella, in Nyack. Lydia grew up on the North Shore of Chicago in Northbrook, Ill. and lived in New York City for 20 years before moving with her family to Rockland four years ago. She is a TV executive producer and manager. Lydia and Gillian came to our church two years ago. Gillian is a student at Union Theological Seminary, studying to be an ordained minister, and was looking for a UCC church close to their Nyack home. They found our church to be a community of friendly members and decided to become an active part of our congregation. Gillian joined last December and will soon begin work in our church as a Field Education Intern. Lydia enjoys writing, photography, and active sports. We were grateful that she was able to get for us raffle prizes for our Annual Pasta Dinner, a hockey stick autographed by New York Ranger Markus Naslund, two New York Knicks tickets, VIP Goody Bags and a Walt ”Clyde” Frazier autographed basketball.