Introducing Our New Pastor
I am from the Olean area, born and raised. My wife and I recently moved to the area as we have been called to serve the church here in Mallory.
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 3 year old son, Daniel.
My interests are movies (especially sci-fi), games of all sorts, and learning new skills, especially outdoor skills.