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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.

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Shelly Johnson

Executive Pastor

Rebecca Scheel

Kids Ministry Director

Laurie Ludwig

Office Manager
Assistant to Gwen Elmer & Shelly Johnson

Cathy Rossi


Gwen Elmer

Staff Pastor

Merritt Harris

Tech Director

Zee Elam

Administrative Assistant

Leon Powell

Worship Pastor

Justyn Palmatier

Youth Pastor 

Don Rothwell