June 2017 Archive for Media Room

RSS By: Metropolitan New York Synod

A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

Women of Distinction: Rev. Amy Kienzle

Jun 30, 2017

"The Rev. Amy Kienzle is not your ordinary pastor; in fact, she proudly calls herself: 'the coolest pastor I know.'


Kienzle grew up on Long Island, and studied at New York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in medieval and renaissance studies with a focus in art history. After graduating from NYU, she earned a Masters of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and spent the first several years of her ministry career in Michigan.


But New York wanted her back, and she came 'home' to serve as the mission development pastor at the Park Church Co-op in Greenpoint."


Read the full article from the Brooklyn Daily here

NASA picks Jasmin Moghbeli, of Baldwin, as astronaut candidate

Jun 09, 2017


"A Long Island woman was one of 12 people selected as part of NASA’s newest astronaut class, the administration announced.


Jasmin Moghbeli, 33, who grew up in Baldwin, will report to Houston in August for two years of training as an "astronaut candidate," according to a NASA news release."


Moghbeli grew up in Bethlehem, Baldwin and is the daughter of Synod Deacon Kamy Moghbeli. Read the full article from Newsday here or see her profile from NASA.