Commissioned Ruling Elder Brunhilda Sandy-Lane, affectionately known as Lay Pastor Sandy-Lane, has a long history of public service. She retired from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she served for over twenty years as a Senior Attorney and as the Supervisory Attorney for the Eastern Region. Prior to joining the FAA, she worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a Senior Attorney and as an Administrative Judge. She also worked for Bedford Stuyvesant Legal Services as an Attorney.
She retired from the FAA to attend New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) where she is currently seeking a Masters in Divinity. She holds a Bachelor Degree from Columbia University, a Juris Doctor from Hofstra Law School, and a Certificate of Ministry from NYTS as well as a Lay Ministry Certificate from the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica Lay Institute.
Since becoming a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica (FPCJ) in 1999, Lay Pastor Sandy-Lane has shared her gift of public service with all those she encounters. Her desire to uphold and reflect the “purpose driven church” motto keeps her hands busy and her heart open to those who are seeking to experience the love of Christ. Her service to FPCJ include: Small Groups, Pastoral Care, the Scholarship Ministry, Sunday Adult Bible Study Class, the Clerk of Session, the David Fellowship Caring Circle as well as Elder to name a few.
She is happily married to Supreme Court Justice Howard G. Lane who currently serves in the Supreme Court in the Ninth Judicial District of New York. She has two wonderful children, Victor and Christine. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 150.
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord” (kjv)