Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church

About Our Church

Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church is a congregation of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). We are part of the Regional Synod of Albany, which is comprised of local classes, or groups of congregations, which support one another and hold each other accountable. Lisha’s Kill is a member of the Schenectady Classis.

Our governing board is called a consistory, which includes the pastor as well as elders and deacons who are elected by the congregation. The consistory meets monthly. The programs of the church are overseen by six committees which include consistory members as well as members and friends of the congregation.


The work and ministry of Lisha’s Kill is overseen by six committees: Worship, Christian Education, Fellowship, Outreach, Stewardship and Property. These committees seek to include individuals from the congregation with gifts and interests in the various areas of ministry.


In 1852 certain members of the the Niskayuna Reformed Church petitioned the Classis of Schenectady to form their own congregation. In 1854 the newly-formed congregation dedicated its own church in the hamlet of Lisha’s Kill (“kill” being Dutch for “creek”), located in the town of Colonie, Albany County, New York.