Contact Us – Staff

Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
800 Troy-Schenectady Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
Office: 518-213-6000
Fax: 518-213-6414


emily mcneilRev. Emily McNeill, Acting Director
Tele: 518/213-6000 ext. 6348

Originally from Fairport, NY, Emily joined Labor-Religion Coalition in 2014 as Lead Organizer. Emily is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she was a Fellow with the Poverty Initiative, a national network of grassroots and religious leaders organizing to end poverty. Prior to joining LRC, she was pastor of Parkland United Methodist Church in Tacoma, WA. Emily has also worked with United Methodist Kairos Response, a denominational network advocating for justice and human rights in Israel/Palestine, and Christian Peacemaker Teams. She has a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College.


Joe-PaparoneJoe Paparone, Clergy & Community Organizer
Tele: 518/ 213-6000 ext. 6247

A life-long New Yorker, Joe grew up in the Mid-Hudson Valley, near New Paltz. He received a BS in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose in 2004 and a Master of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012. Joe has experience in youth ministry and church outreach, both local and global, and is passionate about encouraging congregations to engage justice issues holistically. Joe also volunteers his time advocating on statewide justice issues with New Sanctuary for Immigrants in Albany and Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration.

Joe lives in Albany with his wife Lesley and their dogs, Artax and Nym, and in his free time he enjoys exploring the Adirondacks via foot, bike or canoe.