The Rev. Steven E. Jelensperger
Rev. Steve has been the pastor of our church since March of 2005.
His easy-going approachable style reflects a love for the Lord and a compassion for all of God's people.
He began ordained ministry as the pastor of two small churches, west of Watertown New York, in the towns of Chaumont and Dexter.
After 13 years he moved to Kane Pennsylvania where he served as pastor and head of staff for 7 years.
Steve did most of his growing up in Rochester New York, but Buffalo was not unfamiliar to him. He and his family lived on Sherbrook drive in Williamsville for four years. While living here in Buffalo they attended Amherst Presbyterian Church.
Steve studied Psychology and Philosophy at Hope College in Holland Michigan. He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Steve is married to Amy, who is also an ordained Presbyterian Minister. She is currently working at Trader Joe’s market in Amherst.
Steven is a canoeist. While serving in the Presbytery of Northern New York he chaired the committee that ran the Presbyteries wilderness canoeing program [Adirondack Canoe Expeditions].
He writes poetry and reads children’s books and collects pocket knives. Steve and Amy love dogs and stay fit walking Nelle, Spinnoni-Bassett mix and Willie, a Treeing Walker Coon Hound mix, rescued from Alabama