Winner: Marc Herbst
The Rev. Marc Herbst of West Islip was elected to serve as an executive committee member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Metropolitan New York Synod, a constitutionally mandated committee of the church body that reviews items to come before the synod council. Herbst is pastor at Faith Lutheran Church & School in Syosset and volunteers as a chaplain at Arbors Assisted Living in Westbury. He is executive director of the Long Island Contractors' Association and before that was director of transportation, planning and environmental services for the state Thruway Authority.