PASTORAL STAFF

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REV. STEVEN FELKER

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve came to Christ Chapel with his wife Gail and four children  in  2001, having served pastorates in Kansas and Massachusetts. A graduate of Grove City College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he is ordained in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. He is active in the Ithaca community, serving as a volunteer firefighter and chaplain with the Cayuga Heights Fire Department. Gail is a teacher at Covenant Love Community School http://www.clcschool.org/wp/ and holds a Masters degree in Christian Counseling.  If you ask nicely, he will show you pictures of his grandchildren.... He can be reached at (607) 257-2846 or steven.felker@gmail.com.

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REV. BEN HUTTON

Associate Pastor

Ben has served Christ Chapel since 2017 as Director of Campus Ministries and Small Groups and since 2020 as Associate Pastor. A graduate of Cornell University and Westminster Theological Seminary, he was ordained by Christ Chapel in 2018. He works bivocationally as a web developer, and also volunteers with Cru at Cornell. Ben, his wife Hannah, and their three children live in Northeast Ithaca. He can be reached at (203) 556-4251 or benhutton@gmail.com.

 

MINISTRY LEADERS & KEY CONTACTS

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MARGOT STERN

Administrative Assistant

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AMY BLUMENTHAL

Treasurer

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ART OSTRANDER

Choir Director

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MICHAEL STERN

Director, Worship Ensemble

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JONICA LEROUX

Director of Christian Education

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JULIANA KAN

Director of Nursery

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JIM VAN DUREN

Director of Vacation Bible School

 

BOARD OF ELDERS

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JIM VAN DUREN

Chairman of the Board of Elders

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ENOCH ABOI


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GARY CHECKSFIELD

Facilities Committee

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REV. STEVE FELKER

Senior Pastor

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REV. BEN HUTTON

Associate Pastor

 

DIACONATE

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ART OSTRANDER

Finance Committee

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DEBORA AXTELL

Deaconess Committee

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DEBORA CHECKSFIELD

Deaconess Committee

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DEBORAH MARTIN

Finance Committee, Church Clerk

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GAIL FELKER

Deaconess Committee

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HANNAH HUTTON

Deaconess Committee

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KC MANDEVILLE

Facilities Committee

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SOO MEE KIM

Deaconess Committee

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LORA MYERS

Finance Committee

 

PASTOR EMERITUS

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MEROLD STERN

Pastor Stern served as pastor of Christ Chapel from its founding, in 1984, until 2001. Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, he is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa). During his 60 years of ministry, Pastor Stern represented a mission agency based in London, England; served as a chaplain at Cornell University; and held three pastorates.