Staff & Leadership


Pastor: Rev. Dr. Patience Kisakye, 315-331-3895

  • Administrative Assistant: Charlie Camp,, 315-331-3895
  • Treasurer: Marlene Havert
  • Custodians: Cathy and Jim Knarr
  • Organist, Chancel & Bell Choir Director: Barb Seppeler
  • Worship Pianist: Stephanie Mercer

Lay Leadership:

  • Children’s Ministry: Jessica Wells, Janie Reeder
  • Youth Ministry: Jessica Wells, Janie Reeder, Leah Talbot
  • Children’s Bell Director: Eileen Godfrey
  • Church Ad Council: Kyle Houser
  • Evangelism and Outreach: Elie Bump, Jean Hoe
  • Finance: Carol Hyman
  • Foundation Committee: Steve Hallagan
  • Handyman Ministries: Steve Hallagan
  • Hospitality: Rita Clark
  • Lay Leader for the church: Elsie Dedrick
  • Lay Members to AC: Don Combes; Alt. Chad Sheckler
  • Missions: Elsie Dedrick
  • Staff Parish Relations Team: Kathleen Cornwell
  • Trustees: Rusty Havert; Vice Chair Janie Reeder
  • United Methodist Women: Janie Reeder
  • Website Coordinator: Nancy Schrader

Prayer Chain:  Contact Elie Bump @

If you wish to contact a member of staff or lay leadership, please email:, or call 315-331-3895, anytime.

Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm

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