Greece resident joins EFPR Group

Joe Vanderburgh, of Greece, recently joined EFPR Group LLP in Rochester as a supervisor in the tax and business services department.

Vanderburgh, an experienced tax accountant, graduated from The College at Brockport.

EFPR Group is an accounting and business consulting firm in upstate New York.


Greece town board recognizes local Boy Scout

Kent Johnson, of Boy Scout Troop 278, received the town of Greece Eagle Scout Recognition Medal during a recent town board meeting.

The medal goes to Boy Scouts who achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in their local troop.

Johnson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout by building and installing three flower beds at the Gardens at Town Center Apartments in Greece.


Roberts Wesleyan welcomes new campus pastor

The Rev. Gerald Coleman recently accepted the position of campus pastor at Roberts Wesleyan College.

He will be responsible for the spiritual formation and chapel programs for undergraduate students, and will support the campus community through worship, caring, service projects and faith-building events.

Coleman most recently served as the discipleship pastor at Grace Community Church in Detroit. His specialties include mentoring, counseling, curriculum designing, teaching, preach and leadership development. He earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy in 2003, and is nearing completion of his Master of Divinity degree from Northeastern Seminary.


North Greece resident wins state pageant

Rachel Hockenberger, of North Greece, was crowned the 2018 National American Miss New York at the state pageant.

She will attend the national pageant over the Thanksgiving week at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, where she will have the opportunity to win her share of over $500,000 in cash and prizes.

Hockenberger, a University at Buffalo sophomore, volunteers at Strong Memorial Hospital in the surgical intensive care unit and at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. She collects money to buy items from the Golisano Children’s Hospital wish list through a GoFundMe account.