Pastor Nicholas TeBordo
Pastor Nicholas TeBordo was raised in Salem, New York. After attending Hamilton College and Princeton Theological Seminary, he moved to Cohoes, New York with his wife Reverend Terrie Stine-TeBordo on June 1, 1977, the same day they graduated from seminary.
They were the first husband and wife co-pastors in the Presbytery of Albany as they began their service at the United Church of Cohoes.
Terrie and Nick had seven children together. After Terrie’s death in 2003, Pastor Nick continued as solo pastor at United Church. In 2009 he married Roberta Fath. She had one child. They have recently added an adult daughter to the family. They excitedly tell people they have 9 children and 18 grandchildren. They also have numerous children they call “near grandchildren.”
When Nick retired 4 years ago, he passed the mantle of leadership of the United Church to his daughter Kaitlyn Wood. He continues to serve as an associate for pastoral care. He also conducts a weekly communion service and preaches about once every six weeks. He is fully involved in the Matthew 25 ministries which includes weekly congregate dining and the distribution of free clothing to all in need. Nick also accompanies the Silver Tops who rehearse at the Cohoes Senior Center.
Life is full for Nick. He and his wife Roberta look forward to continue to serve the Lord in their family, their church, and in the community where they live. They love to travel, but when they are home they hope to fully participate in a life of service to others with the “Joy of the Lord” as their strength.