Carlos Figueroa

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Carlos has been in the church from a very young age. He held numerous lay positions before answering his call to full-time ministry. This gave him a wide understanding of the inner workings of the church as well as a deep-felt love for God’s people. He was recently appointed to the United Methodist Church of Peekskill, where he oversees all aspects of ministry and day to day operations, but he has been pastoring upwards of six years. Carlos’ real passion lays in connecting people to the transformative knowledge of Jesus.


Carlos holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s of Divinity from Drew Theological School. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Adriana, for over 6 years. They enjoy traveling and the occasional late night ice cream run.

Director of Music Ministry

Robert Benincasa

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A self-taught piano player at the age of 8, Rob earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Music in 2006, and Master of Science in Education in 2009. Rob is currently a fully-remote MBA advisor at Southern New Hampshire University, Director of the Iona Singers at Iona College, and accompanist at Lake Mahopac United Methodist Church. He is the previous Music Director at Mt. Hope Spiritual Center, has participated in a number of choirs throughout the years, and has taught piano for a variety of musical institutions to students of all ages. Rob is also in the process of pursuing a Master of Divinity at Drew University. As the former accompanist and assistant choir director for the United Methodist Church of Peekskill, he is thrilled to now be at the helm of the Music Ministry, worshiping the Lord with his talents. 




Thomas Canella

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