Meet The Team

New Pastor

Exciting news coming soon!

Elizabeth Barton

Financial Secretary


Born in Wooster, Ohio, I lived in New Jersey and then Indiana until I moved to Washington D.C. following my graduation from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana.  During that time, all or part of every summer was spent in Sagaponack until 1998 when I moved here full-time to the family home.  I joined Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church in 1999, and have served as Deacon, Elder, and Clerk of Session before taking on my present task of Financial Recording Secretary/Assistant Treasurer.  I’m also a member of the senior choir and bell choir as well as serving on the Worship & Mission Committees of the church. In addition to my church activities, I’m a member of the Choral Society of the Hamptons, the Bridgehampton Association and the Wainscott Sewing Society.

Michael Wootton



Michael and his two children, Carley (20) and Kesha (18) are second generation members of the BHPC community. Michael serves as our treasurer and is a member of our finance community. Following graduation from Georgia Tech and Columbia Business School, he settled in NYC and started a career in banking, trading foreign exchange derivatives. After 20 plus years of living in NYC, he and his family became fulltime residents of Wainscott in 2006. He’s an avid NY Ranger fan, and when he’s not biking or cheering on the Rangers - he teaches swimming at the East Hampton YMCA rec center.

Ruffino Lopez


Our Sexton Rufino Lopez joined the staff in February 2019. Not a newcomer to the church, he has helped out on many tasks over the last 20 years as an employee of a local farm in Sagaponack. In addition to his responsibilities at the church, he is willing volunteer at the food pantry and helps with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival in the summer.

Joan Gray

Church Secretary and Social Media Editor


February 2011 - Present.  With 25+ years of corporate experience in NYC, my career has encompassed all levels of administrative support, office / business manager, as well as corporate secretary.  Marrying a local boy, I fell in love with the town and serendipitously became the church secretary. With a working career of 50 years, it is quite the blessing to have my dream job and support a pastor as well as the congregation.

Thomas White

Director of Music & Organist

Emily Otto

Director of Christian Education

Joined the staff in January 2019. She had been serving on the Christian Education Committee for 8 years prior to becoming the Christian Education Director. She has also served a term on Session as well as on Deacons. Emily grew up in Bridgehampton and therefore has grown up in the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, attending Sunday School and Church Camps then leading up to becoming a youth helper and returning after college to serve on the Christian Education Committee. She is married, and together they have a daughter. Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from NYIT. She currently also works for the Southampton School District in the Special Education department. Emily has a passion for working with children and helping them to further their religious understanding through real life applications of the teachings of Jesus.   

Office Hours:

Church Office Hours:

Tuesday - Wednesday: 9:30am - 3pm

Friday: 9:30am -2:00 pm


2429 Montauk Hwy

P.O. Box 3038

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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