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Pastor Nick – Sr Pastor
Pastor Nick joined the team July 1, 2016

Pastor Nick was raised in Niagara Falls. He graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY) majored in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Ministry. Pastor Nick earned a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry at  Candler School of Theology (in Atlanta – part of Emory University) studying Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation. Both Nick and his wife Carmen are ordained elders in the United Methodist Church and the proud parents of two young children: Nathan, 5 and Nadia, 3. Pastor Nick enjoys spending time with his family, studying the Old Testament, drinking coffee, working out at the gym, and rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers.

 
 
 
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G Mary
G. Mary – Organist & Choir Director
Mary  has been involved in music for most of her life.

She first studied organ with Helen Vrionides on Long Island. Further organ lessons were with T. Richard Patterson and Carol Boltz. 

After earning a B.S. In Music Education with a Vocal Major at SUNY Fredonia, Mary served as organist and or choir director in several area churches. Her current position, since Summer 2003, is at First United Methodist Church of Westfield.

 In addition to church music, Mary maintains a private studio of vocal and piano students. She also is piano accompanist for vocal and instrumental majors at SUNY Fredonia.

 Mary Matteson provides piano and vocal entertainment at several local senior residences. She does the same for weddings, funerals and banquets.

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 Andi
Andi – Lay Leader

Andrea  was born in the Finger Lakes region and attended Dundee Central School. She continued her education at SUNY Fredonia, and was hired at Westfield CS in 1970 as a educator.  During her career at WACS – she and her husband, Art, had 3 children:  Katie, Megan, and Clayton.

Upon retirement in 2008, Andi has embarked on other endeavors and sources of enjoyment involving her adult children, friends, and family.

Being the Lay Leader has been both a challenge and source of satisfaction for Andi .   She continues to seek ways to augment the  health and happiness  of  the church family

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LeAnn – Administrative Assistant
LeAnn joined the team in May of 2011.
 
LeAnn was born here in Westfield and grew up in Dewittville. She and her husband, Michael (an ordained American Baptist minster serving in Celoron UMC and Lakewood UMC), have 2 adult children and are living in the home that she grew up in along with her son,  a dog and 2 cats.
LeAnn has been blessed to go on missions trips to Mississippi (with UMCOR 3 times following Hurricane Katrina) and Honduras (with Little Angels of Honduras  http://littleangelsofhonduras.org/ in April of 2014.)
 
 
 
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