REC Council Officers
Chair – 2020-Present (Greg is the one with the hat on).
Greg has been serving in the REC prison ministry since 2009. He is a regular member of the Greene Team but has also served on team at both Washington and Great Meadow facilities. Greg is a retired Engineer and is very interested in volunteering and helping people recover from addictions.
“God has never been more present to me than while serving in the prisons.”
Ed Falterman (He, Him, His)
Vice-Chair of the REC Council – 2022 – present
Ed has been serving in the Resident Encounter Christ (REC) prison ministry since 2010. He has served on team at Coxsackie, Great Meadow, Greene, Hudson and Washington facilities. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the REC Council, Chair of By-Laws Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
He has served as a Retreat Director for five REC weekends. Ed previously served as REC Chair of the Retreat Committee as well as an At Large member for 10 years. He serves as a Facilitator for Community Faith Sharing, Theological Reflection and Lectio Divina Prayer Service. He served as Past Chaplain Intern at the Washington Correctional Facility. Additionally, Ed presides over Eucharistic Communal Service, facilitates Bible Study and Faith Sharing. Ed has provided a Ministry presence and build a faith community at all the correctional facilities he has served.
Ed received his Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Counseling and Theology from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.
The Gospels could not be any clearer: We are to love our neighbors and respect the image of God in all persons.
Secretary of the REC Council – 2018-present
Anne has been involved with prison ministry since 2013, and has served as a Director of a REC weekend. Anne has received her Bachelor’s of Science from St. John’s University in New York City, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Pastoral Care at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Albany.
Anne is very involved in her parish, and is passionate about both her Catholic Christian faith and social justice.
Treasurer – 2009-present
Don is a Communicant & Spiritual Director at Corpus Christi Parish in Round Lake, NY. He converted from Dutch Reformed, (Protestant faith) to the Catholic faith in 1986 via the RCIA program. After a 39-year career in the Computer/Tech industry, he pursued and graduated with an M.A. in Theology/Pastoral Services from St. Bernard’s College of Theology & Ministry in 2015 – followed with an advanced certification in Spiritual Direction in 2017.
He has been a REC Retreat Counselor for over 11 years, serving at the Coxsackie, Greene, Hale Creek, Washington, and Great Meadow correctional facilities.
He has served as Asst. Director and Director of past Spiritual Retreats and also volunteers at the Saratoga County Jail in Ballston Spa, NY.
“It is always both a pleasure and a privilege to be bringing a new Resident or group of Residents, (inmates) to the threshold of establishing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Bringing our semi-annual retreat into the prisons has always been a very moving experience for not only the REC Counselor Staff but the Residents themselves.
Please consider this wonderful ministry.”