Pastors John and Kristy have been Senior Pastors at RLF for 23 years. Previously they were Youth Pastors for 10 years. Both John and Kristy are natives of Central New York where they have been called by God to minister. They were trained and educated in Pastoral Ministry through Elim Fellowship where they have their licensing and ordination as ministers. Pastor John teaches the word with wisdom and experience. Kristy is an exhorter of the word and prophecy. They both are visionaries of Gods Kingdom plans to raise up and release his people. Together they have seen God touch lives and transform the church into a thriving family. Growth in God’s Word and depth of life experience has seasoned this couple. Pastors John and Kristy also minister internationally. David’s KidZ Sponsorship Program is one of their passions that was born out of a God given dream to see children without hope given a better future. They carry a message of encouragement that resonates with restoration, healing, freedom, empowerment and destiny. Pastor John and Kristy have been married 42 years. They’ve raised their 5 children to know and love God. Now they get to pour their passion into 17 grandchildren. In their free time they like outdoor activities, reading, movies and spending time with family.
Aaron & Erin Camp
Pastor Aaron Camp alongside his wife Erin, currently oversee the youth ministry ages 12-19. Both attended Elim Bible Institute, and have been serving in this capacity, and as leadership of our church since 2003. Pastor Aaron is a full time contractor and also assists his wife, Erin, as a full time photographer. They have 7 children- (4 girls & 3 boys) spanning their 20 year marriage.
Jeff & Laura Snyder
Elders, Revive Ministry, & Women's Ministry
Jeff and Laura Snyder serve at RLF as leaders in many areas since they were married in 1998. As a native of Madison, Jeff graduated from Hartwick College and currently teaches history at Cooperstown High School. Installed as elder in 2013, he currently serves in a supporting role of the Senior Leadership team, is a Trustee on the Financial Board, Capital Project Financial Coordinator and is part of the worship & prayer teams. Also a native of Madison and daughter of the Sr. Pastors, Laura spent two years of study at Elim Bible Institute. She currently teaches 2nd Grade at a local Christian school. Laura took over as the Head of Women’s ministry in 2015 and is also involved in the children’s ministry and prayer team. Together they also co-lead the young adults ministry REVIVE, offering guidance for the future leaders. Jeff and Laura have a passion to see the people of Central NY fight for their God designed future, and live to their fullest potential. They have two sons and a daughter who they will happily brag about if you simply ask.
Joe & Heather Bernet
Elders, Head Usher & Trustee
Joe and Heather Bernet are dedicated to serving the children at Resurrection Life Fellowship as part of Kingdom Kid’s Ministry Team, and have done so since 2002. They also serve as Assistant Directors with Camp Shiloh’s Junior Camp. Joe also provides leadership as the Head Usher, Elder, and member of the financial board. Joe and Heather reside in Munnsville with their two children who also help serve in the kids ministry.
Jake & Beth Lutke
Worship Director & Prayer Director
Jake and Beth serve on the Leadership Team and are the Directors of Resurrection Life Worship and Prayer ministries. Jake is a multi-generational believer and worship leader, who grew up attending First Baptist Church in Kingston, NY. He has been attending RLF since his college years when he met his wife, Beth. Jake has a career as a high school physics and math teacher, which is where he can release his inner nerd. He enjoys participating in and watching all kinds of sports, and is a huge Syracuse University basketball fan. Beth has been attending RLF for over 30 years, and has served in various capacities as she has grown in the church. She currently leads the prayer ministry for RLF and is a member of the women’s leadership team. She has always had a heart for prayer and desires to see it increase in the church body. Beth attended college at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY. She married her wonderful husband Jake in 2002, and they have 4 children; Caleb, Grace, Annaliese and Christian. Beth stays at home and homeschools some of her children.
Harold & Laura Coleman
BASIC Ministry & Kingdom Kids Director
Laura founded Kingdom Kids in 2002 and has a passion to see children enter into an intimate relationship with Jesus through worship and The Word, to understand kingdom principles, and live them out in their everyday lives. Harold has been involved with BASIC @ Morrisville State College since 2003. His salvation in college led to a passion to see students’ lives to be radically changed for God. Harold also serves as a board trustee. Laura graduated from Elim Bible Institute in 2001 and Lancaster Bible College in 2015 with a bachelor degree in biblical studies. Harold is graduate from Utica College with an MBA in Healthcare Management. Harold and Laura were married in 2004 and have two daughters. Laura is currently a stay-at-home mom and Harold is the VP of Information Services at Upstate Cerebral Palsy. They also serve as junior directors for Camp Shiloh ministries.
Tom & Bev Settle
Marriage Ministry (The Third Option)
Tom and Bev Settle met when they were students at Cornell University and have been married for over 40 years. They live on a small farm in Madison, NY. Bev works part-time as a substitute teacher since her retirement from teaching art and home and careers at Brookfield Central School and Tom continues to operate the farm. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren. Joining the church when they moved into the area in 1996, they have been active in missions and children’s ministries. In 2008, they investigated a marriage support group for the purpose of establishing an ongoing marriage ministry at RLF. They received training for The Third Option marriage support group at The Good News Center in Utica, NY and started a group at Resurrection Life Fellowship in the fall of 2011. They continue to facilitate this group every other week, cycling through fourteen topics with group discussion and teaching. In addition, they are always looking for the opportunity to bring other marriage resources into our area such as the Art of Marriage Video Conference and marriage-related Bible studies.
Tariq & Lyndsay Shah
Board Secretary, Love Out Loud Director & Nursery Director
Tariq and Lyndsay Shah are the local and global outreach directors of Love Out Loud, a ministry of RLF. Love Out Loud brings the love of God locally and globally through community events and sustainable efforts, in various countries, around the world. Tariq is a first-generation Christian in his family. He was radically transformed at the age of 16 from a Muslim background. Tariq lives with the motto, “making Christ’s last command our first priority.” Thankful to his spiritual father Leif Hetland’s life, Tariq’s heart beats with sharing Father’s love with the people around him. He has traveled to over 17 countries, bringing the love of God. Tariq enjoys coaching basketball, traveling, and watching his three kids become all they are destined to be. Lyndsay is a second-generation Christian, who committed her life to Christ at a young age and has pursued His presence ever since. She is the Nursery Directory at RLF and has overseen the vital ministry, for the last 5 years along with serving on the Women’s Ministry Lead Team. Lyndsay has a gift to display God’s goodness through teaching, administration, and hospitality. Her desire to reach “the one,” is contagious! She has traveled to several countries bringing the love of God.
Joe & Jessica Wicks
Board Trustee & Administrative Assistant
Joe is a RLF Board Member and has been involved since he started attending in 2008. Over the years he’s been apart of different ministries including; youth group, men’s Bible study, and building campaign fundraising. He loves connecting with people and be involved administratively. Joe received his diploma in Pastoral Ministry from Elim Bible College and his MBA in Non Profit Management from Regent University. He currently works as a policy advocate in Central New York and is councilman on the local town board. Joe grew up in Syracuse, New York and currently resides in the Town of Eaton near Hamilton, New York. He is married to Jessica (Camp) and have three children.
Henry (Hank) met and married Mary Stoker in Portland,Oregon. In 1980 they moved to Cazenovia, NY where they run a organic dairy farm. They have 3 grown daughters and 12 grandchildren, who they try to see as often as they can. They love to serve people and bless the church. Hank serves on the financial board as a trustee
Andrew & Juilie Hengst
Andrew and Julie Hengst have helped in many capacities within the church, but have found their calling leading the Hospitality Team together. Andrew, a Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Executive Chef, grew up learning all about hospitality in his family’s restaurant. Julie attended Le Moyne College and now works part time training youth in leadership and advocacy. They live in Hamilton and have two children, Chase and Isla. Both Julie and Andrew fully surrendered their hearts to the Lord when they found Resurrection Life Fellowship in 2008 as a newly engaged couple. They have enjoyed taking this journey to Christ together. Andrew’s main interests are cooking and eating while Julie enjoys photography, dance, and writing.