Justin Campbell – lead pastor
Justin and his wife Nichole, a Central New York native, moved to Syracuse in 2000 with a strong passion to plant a new church in the region. Justin received his undergraduate degree from Kentucky Christian University and his Master of Arts degree in theological studies from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY. They have two wonderful boys, a sweet little girl and a Labrador named Happy. You can often find the Campbell family watching, playing, coaching, talking or reading about baseball. They also love tromping through the woods and hanging out around a campfire whenever they can.
Chris Szulwach – executive pastor
Chris is a native of the Rochester, NY area and graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College. Chris and his wife Sarah have been in the Liverpool/North Syracuse area since 2000. Chris enjoys great coffee, getting out with Sarah to kayak, making beautiful photographs, Cornell hockey, and having as much fun as possible with their two boys.
Sherri Meier – Executive Administrator
You’ll often see me running around on Sundays mornings. It’s all part of the job of being the Executive Administrator. It’s also part of the job of being a Gramma to my 8 grandkids. My husband, Mike, and 4 kids have learned to accept this part of me as the usual. I look forward to meeting you, whether it be at a service, Bunko, a serving opportunity, a Bible Study or joining us on a motorcycle trip. And all of it is part of loving Jesus.
Becky Mondore – youth director
Becky was born in Syracuse, NY but experienced her teen years in the north country, where school was cancelled every other day in the winter and they had 5 ft snow banks that stuck around until May. After graduating high school Becky moved back to Syracuse, married her husband Irving and raised four amazing children. They have all grown now and have blessed her and her husband with a granddaughter. Becky spent quite a few years as a youth leader while her kids were in their teens, which grew her passion and love for the ministry. Becky enjoys traveling with friends and family on the weekends.
Brian Coleman – events director
Brian and his wife Andrea, are lifelong residents of Central New York. They currently live in Liverpool with their four kids and cat. Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Keuka College and has worked across multiple disciplines in nonprofit human service agencies in Central New York. When not spending time with his wife and children, Brian is a perpetually optimistic fan of the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse Orange!
Alexis Payette – worship director
Alexis has spent much of her life in the Central New York area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Syracuse University. Alexis enjoys baking all kinds of breads and desserts, spending Sunday afternoons with her husband Art, watching football while cheering on their favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers and is convinced that she is the owner of the cutest dog in the world!
Andrew Lucio - children's pastor intern
I’m a Syracuse native where my big Italian family is also from! I grew up in the Solvay area and my earliest passion was basketball! I played all through high school and also played four years of college ball at OCC and then Morrisville. After college I spent two years in NYC. I began working at a big company named National Debt Relief, where I met my beautiful wife, Naomi. I also started to attend and serve with Hillsong New York City. After serving with the church and rededicating my life to Jesus, I decided to head to Australia and attend Hillsong’s International Leadership College. I spent the next two years studying pastoral ministry. That experience forever changed my life. After my two years was complete, my wife and I came back to Syracuse and wanted to serve wherever the Lord placed us. The Orchard is that place! I love the people of Syracuse; I love hanging out with my wife; and on my free time I still love to play basketball.