Vineyard staff

Pastors & Staff

John Elmer

Lead Pastor

John grew up in Camillus and graduated from Bishop Ludden High School. He has lived in all kinds of places including; NYC, Pittsburgh, Bangkok and Los Angeles but Syracuse is home! He is a Syracuse Orange and Yankees fan and really enjoys helping people reach their fullest potential.

Syracuse Staff

Gary Dawkins

Site Pastor

Gwen Elmer

Staff Pastor

Chad Armstrong

Building Maintenance Director

BettyJo Jivoff

Assistant to Discipleship Team

Shelly Johnson

Executive Pastor

Jessica McCray

Children & Family Pastor

Connor Mazzuca

Tech Director

Don Rothwell


Leon Powell

Worship Pastor

Amanda Ward

Youth Pastor & Communications Director

Rebecca Scheel

Kids Ministry Director

Nancy Kaleta

Assistant to John Elmer