We welcome The Rev. Daniel B. Hahn to serve as our Transition Pastor at First Lutheran Church. Since his
retirement in 2014, Pastor Hahn has served as Transitional Pastor at Messiah, Rotterdam, St. Timothy’s (now
Hope), North Greenbush, Gilead, Center Brunswick, Trinity, Castleton/St. Stephen’s, East Schodack, and the
Tri-County (Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene) Lutheran Parish of eight congregations. Pastor Hahn had been director of Lutheran Statewide Advocacy for several years prior to recent parish ministry. Lutheran Statewide Advocacy was the State Public Policy Office of the ELCA in New York State, a partnership of the Division for Church in Society, Upstate New York Synod, and Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Its purpose was to provide a voice for the voiceless to government in New York State in the priority areas of economic justice, healthcare, hunger, clean elections and criminal justice. He also served in an Advocacy capacity with the New York State Council of Churches.