LEADERSHIP

• Elders/Pastors: Stefan Matzal, Nathaniel Jackson, Mark Weldon

• Deacons: Steve George, Roanne Holland, Peter Irvine, Bob Ostrander

• Worship Leaders: Bill Finch (Committee Chairman), Rob Stewart, Pete Morrissey.

Stefan Matzal

 

Stefan has been blessed to be the husband of Sarah for more than twenty-five years; the Lord has entrusted them with four children (who are beginning to fly the coop). Stefan has been one of the pastors of Trinity Fellowship since 2001. His philosophy of pastoral ministry emphasizes, among other things, the authority and relevance of Scripture, and the importance of pastoral love and prayer for the congregation. Stefan is a graduate of Bucknell University and Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA (M.Div.; Th.M.). In addition to his local pastoral ministry, he writes theology for the broader church, especially for other pastors and theologians. He has published articles on 2 Samuel 4Ezra 3, and Ezra 4-6 in the peer-reviewed journal Vetus Testamentum.

Nathaniel Jackson

 

Nathaniel is a native of Syracuse and grew up attending Trinity Fellowship. He obtained a degree in history from Colgate University, where he captained the soccer team. He spent a year working at His Mansion Ministries before pursuing teaching. He has an M.A. in History and NYS Certification in High School Social Studies.

 

In 2008, he traveled to England to study at Cornhill Training Course in London. Completing the course in one year, Nathaniel spent a second year working at a London-area church, Christ Church Bromley, before returning to the US. Nathaniel was ordained an elder in Trinity Fellowship in 2011. He is married to Abigail, and they have four children. Abi served as the church administrator at Christ Church Bromley, in England, and is now full-time homemaker.

Mark Weldon

 

Mark and Judy married in 1980 and have three adult children and three grandchildren.  Joining Trinity Fellowship in 2002, Mark retired in 2015 and was ordained an elder in 2018.   

 

Mark worked 23 years for large employers and 12 years as an entrepreneur.  Recurring themes were the creation of technology, intellectual property, new ventures, and new business combinations (mergers and acquisitions). Mark also taught these subjects to business and law students at Syracuse University. Mark started five ventures for himself, with three successes, one slow leak and one smoking hole.  Mark has a BS-Finance, an MBA-Finance, and a JD-Law.     

 

Since 2010, Judy has been a specially-certified personal fitness trainer, helping women over 40 (and many 60-70's) improve their quality of aging and attitude.