Our Leadership

Christ, the Good Shepherd, provides for His people, and we're thankful to have faithful men in leadership positions at Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Ryan Somerville Teaching Elder

Ryan Somerville has served as the pastor of Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church since July 2019. Prior to arriving in Rochester, Ryan was the pastor of Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  He has a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Ryan lives in East Rochester with his wife and four children.

Bill Pihl Ruling Elder (emeritus)

Rev. William Pihl has served the Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church since 1987, both as Stated Supply minister and as a Ruling Elder until his retirement from the Session at the end of 2021.  He currently serves as Treasurer for the congregation.  He and his wife, Beverly, have been married 44 years and have 3 adult children (David, Emily, and Christi) and 4 grandchildren. He formerly worked as an accountant for the Rochester City School District, retiring from that position in 2018.

Bill graduated from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1982, and was ordained as a teaching elder and pastor of the Clarinda, Iowa RP Church that Fall. He served as pastor there until 1986. In 1984, he began service as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve where he continued to serve until retirement in 2007. In his spare time, Bill enjoys taking long walks and baking desserts.

Greg Moberg Ruling Elder

Married for 47 years, Greg has four 4 adult children: Emily & husband Dirk, Laura & husband Brian, Jennifer & husband Alex, and David & wife Ashleigh; 6 grandchildren: Micah, Shiloh, Elisabeth, Luke, Becket, and Hendrix; and assorted cats. An electronics design engineer for 43 years, now retired, he had worked for Eastman Kodak, Truesense Imaging, and ON Semiconductor.

He joined the Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1974 and was the organizing elder of the Rochester Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1979. He enjoys reading, bicycling, home repairs/construction, and travel.

Peter Robson Ruling Elder

Peter Robson has served as a ruling elder for the Rochester Congregation since 1995. He and his wife Sharon have been married for 22 years and they have 3 children, Ashleigh, Nathaniel, and Devin.

Peter works for Monroe #1 BOCES as an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Challenger Learning Center and BUBL Project. In his off-time, Peter enjoys a number of hobbies and interests which include SCUBA diving, snowmobiling, construction, and target shooting. He also serves as the operations manager for the White Lake Covenanter Camp, which is owned and operated by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Presbyteries in the Catskill Mountains.

Geoff Shaw Ruling Elder

Geoff’s career path brought him to Rochester in 2001 working for a company that has offices in the U.S. and in New Zealand. The congregation called Geoff to be an elder in 2005, and after worshipping for a time in the Rochester RP church Geoff came to cherish the singing of the Psalms, a cappella, seeing it as a right practice called for by God.

The Shaw family returned to New Zealand in 2013 for Geoff’s work and plan to come back to Rochester when their children complete their schooling.  Geoff is currently on inactive status as a ruling elder while in New Zealand.

Geoff and his wife, Louise, have two children, Aziel who attended university at Auckland, before completing his Masters at RIT, and is currently working at Paychex. And Lianna who graduated from the Pukekohe Christian School, and now attends University in Wellington, NZ. Geoff and Louise were married in the New Zealand Reformed Church in Pukekohe in 1992.