Introducing Our New Pastor
I am from the Olean area, born and raised. I still live close in the Portville/Cuba area in a small home in the country. My wife and I are currently looking for our new home in the Mallory, NY area as we have been called to serve the church there.
Not raised in the church, I found God and was saved at an event when I was 16 years old. God has transformed my life since that time as I continue to grow in faith.
I pursued social work as my first career, receiving a Bachelors in 2003 and Masters in 2007, all the time working in human services and now mental health therapy. I am focused on community coordination of resources, family therapy, marital therapy, and individual mental health therapy.
Music has always been a large part of my life as well. I have participated in musicals and select choirs in high school, Fredonia Chamber singer tours in college, and community theatre and choirs as an adult. Since high school I have been on worship teams as a harmony and lead vocalist, learned bass in college, and was self taught in guitar as an adult filling a need for our worship team at the time.
I have been worship leader and director at Hillside Wesleyan church since around 2008 and felt a calling to pursue more in ministry, which led to attending FLAME courses at Houghton College.
I became officially an Assistant Pastor at Hillside in Fall 2017, a licensed minister in the Western New York District in June 2018, and am pursuing ordination in the next 1-2 years.
I continue to pray for those that have touched my life, the attenders of my church, and the lost in the Olean and Mallory area.
I married my wonderful wife Susan in 2011, and we have a 2 year old son, Daniel.
My interests are movies (especially sci-fi), games of all sorts, and learning new skills, especially outdoor skills.
I and my family are excited about meeting all of the people of the Mallory, NY area. Please be in prayer as we transition there. It is our hope to call Mallory home by mid October or November.