The Rev. Luis R. Perez is the 33rd pastor of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church.
Since his arrival in 2003, the congregation has experienced a period of spiritual rebirth as evidenced by annual double-digit membership growth and the creation of dynamic outreach and spiritual development programs, such as the co founding of a lay hospital visitation program, a summer speaker series, and the co-development of youth mission projects, among other initiatives.
The Rev. Perez was trained at the Yale Divinity School, where he earned a Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship, and he studies journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he received a fellowship as part of a workshop to write about religion in Israel and Gaza.