Dick Sharber

Dick Sharber has been serving as pastor at Hamburg Baptist Church since 2009.  He and wife, Susie (who teaches 8th grade science), live in Oakland, with 3 adult children spread around the map.  Dick has served several American Baptist Churches in NJ and has also worked with hospice as chaplain / bereavement counselor for the past ten years.  He graduated from Palmer Seminary (PA) and has been enriched by a Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity Seminary (IL).  Pastor Dick is thankful for the renewal, challenges and rewards in ministry, and has found the congregation at Hamburg Baptist to be the sweetest and most gracious with whom he has served.


Organist, Pianist, Guitar, Vocals

Alex Kerssen

Alex has been sharing his talents with Hamburg Baptist Church for several years as our Pianist, Guitarist and Organ player.  Alex is currently attending William Paterson University studying Music with a Jazz concentration.  


HBC Diaconate


George Fuller (chair) 

Sharyn Nest

Lina Crowell

Reba Burrell

Debbie Walsh


Praise Team Leader

Eric Kerssen

Eric Kerssen is a multi-talented musician who plays both the piano and the accordian. Eric's passion for music and professionalism help to make our music ministry a vital part of every service.  Eric also performs during many of our monthly Coffee Houses.  


Vocalist, Guitar

Emily McQuaid

Emily is a music education student with a focus in classical guitar at William Paterson University.  She has been a part of the Hamburg Baptist Church praise team as a vocalist and guitarist for just over a year, and was a part of the junior praise team for 5 years at Calvary Baptist Church. 


HBC Trustees


Ernest Pulcini (chair)

Virginia Jones

Noel Phillips

Howard Burrell

Debby Hall