Rev. Lori Kochanski

Reverend Lori Kochanski, Faith Formation Director, Upstate New York Synod Staff

Rev. Lori Kochanski,
Faith Formation Director

The story that is ours in Christ Jesus is life changing. Yet we struggle in our efforts to share this story of new life, hope and grace. The Director of Faith Formation seeks to assist individuals and congregations with increasing our knowledge of God’s story and helping us to give voice to it in our daily lives. Central to this effort will be the creation of educational opportunities and Bible studies for all age groups and the development of occasions for prayer and conversation. These efforts will be designed to assist us in growing as disciples of Christ who not only express our faith through our actions but give voice to it with our words as well.  Our goal is learning to speak the name of Jesus with clarity and conviction.

The Faith Formation Director working with the members of the Faith Formation Table will develop goals, objectives and curricula for faith formation opportunities for persons of all ages; discover, create and collate resources for use by the synod, its congregations, rostered ministers and individuals.  The director is responsible for networking with other faith formation leaders in the ELCA and among our Full Communion Partners and to engage with the synod’s Communications Strategy Team around spiritual formation opportunities.

Contact Rev. Kochanski:

Phone: 315.299.4955
Fax: 315.299.4981


Jonathan McClung