The Mission Team

Our dynamic staff work together to implement the vision and direction of the Synod Assembly and the Mission and Ministry Commission. We are located in diverse geographic areas of the Synod, while maintaining an office in East Syracuse, NY.


The Rev. Dr. Harold Delhagen

Harold is the Synod Leader and has been on staff since 2011. He comes to our community having served a variety of congregations and mid-councils in the Reformed Church in America and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is a member of Geneva Presbytery. His interests in the work with the Synod focus most keenly on leading change and leadership development. Harold holds degrees from McCormick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Hope College. He enjoys fly fishing, backpacking and anything outdoors.


The Rev. Nancy Talbot

Nancy is the Synod’s Stated Clerk. After a full secular career managing nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies, she answered a call to ministry. She was ordained as a Teaching Elder while developing a new spirituality program for people of all backgrounds, races and ethnicities at Bellevue Hospital Center. Previously serving as Interim Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of New York City, she remains a member of this presbytery. Nancy holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Boston University School of Social Work, and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She is a board member of The SpiritHouse Project and her passions include travel and music.


The Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos

Amaury is the Synod Networker. His call and job is to connect the people and ministries together in the Synod based on their passions. Before his ministry in the Synod, Amaury was the pastor of congregations in Westchester County, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey, and served as Director of Programs for Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary. Amaury also served as parish associate of Nuevas Fronteras Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Presbytery. He is currently a member-at-large of Albany Presbytery. With a passion for history, Amaury has received degrees from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Princeton Theological Seminary, and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Amaury is a Foundations of Christian Leadership fellow at Duke University Divinity School.


Ruling Elder Lori Hylton

Lori is the Administrative Coordinator.


Fran Klaiber

Fran is the Manager of Finance. She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. She lives with her husband and likes to garden and has two sons in college.


Stacy Galloway

Stacy is the Synod’s part-time Finance Clerk. Stacy is Native American and an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. She is a member of the North American Indian Women’s Association and regularly assists with fundraising events.