Staff

Dick Emery – Interim Senior Pastor

Pastor Dick is our Interim Pastor. Pastor Dick and his wife Francie will join us beginning August 1st for the next 9-12 months. Please continue to be in prayer for their transition and ministry here at FWC.

April Allen – Family Life Pastor

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April has been working in Children’s Ministry for nearly 20 years. She is devoted to sharing God’s love with children in fun and creative ways and helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus. She also enjoys equipping parents to be the spiritual leaders in their home that God wants them to be. April loves being the Children’s Pastor at Fellowship Wesleyan Church and is always looking for what God has in store for the children she serves.

Hobbies
Reading, cross-stitch, fitness, horseback riding

Favorite Food
Pizza!!!!

Favorite Scripture
Jeremiah 29:11.

Favorite Movie
The Chronicles of Narina, My Left Foot, Blind Side, Forest Gump, Rain Main, My Sister, Facing the Giants

Thoughts on Ministry
To be used by God to reach as many kids as possible with the message that they can have a relationship with Christ.

Doug Allen – Worship Director

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Born on a dairy farm in Cattaraugus county of Western New York, Doug grew up pulling weeds, picking beans, eating fresh corn on the cob, doing chores, and swimming in the farm pond. And one more thing: singing. Every Saturday my family would gather around the piano and learn a new song for Sunday at church.
A graduate from Gowanda High school in ‘82, Doug went to Houghton College and studied to be a music teacher, minoring in pool, foosball, and ping pong. He started teaching right out of school and spent some time in the fitness industry until moving to Buffalo to work towards a Masters of Music Theater at U.B.
He started working for City Mission Soc. Inc. of Buffalo. and around 1992-93, he sent an audition tape to the appropriate person at the Buffalo Sabres organization and now sings the national anthem at all their home hockey games.
Doug feels very strongly that if God gives you a talent, you better use it for Him, and out of gratefulness, Doug serves Him.

Hobbies
Hunting, Fishing, and wearing a Tux

Favorite Food
Ice Cream, Cookies, Pie, & Whipped Cream!

Favorite Scripture
Ephesians 5

Favorite Movie
Facing the Giants, Karate Kid, Star Wars

Thoughts on Ministry
Focus on Christ, get to know Him, Christ is ALL. The rest can just muddy the water.

Barb Kwitowski – Small Group Director

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My late husband and I began attending Fellowship Wesleyan in 1995.  I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, married in 1971 and have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.  I have served as an Event Coordinator and Women’s Ministry Director and now serve as the Small Group Director.  I also have facilitated a women’s Bible study.

My greatest desire is to serve Jesus and His church as long as I am here to  impact lives for eternity.

Hobbies
Reading, baking and visiting my family and friends

Favorite Scripture
Proverbs 3: 5-6

Thoughts on Ministry
It is a privilege & responsibility to serve the Lord in ministry.  I love to connect & encourage believers in Christ and His Word and I believe life experiences can enrich our testimony of God’s grace, mercy, faithfulness and love.

Melissa Stark – Preschool Director

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Melissa is a graduate of Buffalo State College and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and a graduate from St. Bonaventure University with a Master’s Degree in Literacy. Prior to teaching at the preschool, Melissa taught in both the Wellsville and Iroquois Central school systems. Melissa and her husband Dave have been attending Fellowship Wesleyan since November 2006 and she has three children. Melissa has a great love for the Lord and desire to reach out to young families for Him.

Shannon Kedge – Office Manager

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Shannon has worked at Fellowship Wesleyan Church since 2008 and currently series as the Office Manager.  She is married to her husband, Marty for 20 years and they have two boys.

Hobbies
Camping, Cooking, Walking, Spending time with friends

Favorite Food
Chocolate

Favorite Scripture
Jeremiah 29:11