Bible Quizzing Director

Alice was born and raised in Hornell, New York. She went to SUNY Geneseo to pursue a teaching career but only attended there one year. After becoming engaged to her husband, she decided to transfer to Alfred State, which was closer to home and to her fiancé. At Alfred, Alice switched her field of study

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Stage Manager/ Radio Admin. Assist.

Amy moved to be near Family Life’s headquarters over 13 years ago when her husband took a job in the IT department. She has spent many years volunteering for Family Life Performing Arts as a stage manager, stage crew, mic assistant, costume seamstress, and child wrangler. Amy also finished her degree in 2018 in Health

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Regional Underwriting Representative

Amy spent her early years growing up in Morgan Hill, a small country town in the sunny-California Bay Area. She had no religious upbringing or training and didn’t know anything about God until some kids in high school tried to tell her about Christ when she was 15. Curiosity got the better of her and

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Human Resource Director

Working in the Business Department, April is blessed with the opportunity to interact with donors, volunteers, vendors, clients, and all the wonderful employees. Each person involved with the ministry does their own little part to aid in spreading the truth of God’s magnanimous, merciful love, and April considers it a great privilege to serve alongside

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Biblical Counselor (LCSW-R, RN)

Barb counsels individuals, couples, families and small groups with difficult life issues such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. She is blessed by the Lord to help hurting people in any way she can. After working for 18 years at Steuben County Community Mental Health Center, Barb joined the Biblical counseling staff in

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Kitchen Supervisor

Barbara Sue grew up in Dalton, NY, and was raised in a Catholic family. By the time she was 10 years old, her mom and dad began studying the Bible. Her family struggled to live the Christian life, but they sought Jesus the best they knew how. In her teens, Barbara Sue went looking for

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Capital Campaign Coordinator

Becki grew up on an organic dairy farm in Hammondsport, NY. Living in the country allowed her to explore God’s creation and have many outdoor adventures. At 11-years old Becki accepted God’s gift of salvation, and shortly after, discovered The Family Hour. The radio segment quickly became an evening must-have! In school, Becki’s favorite subjects

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Director of Music & Worship Arts

Bob grew up in the village of Menomonee Falls, just outside of Milwaukee, WI. As a child, he always had a drive for music, whether it was dancing to the record player or turning his mother’s pots and pans into a drum set.  He started taking piano lessons at the age of seven and hasn’t

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Senior News Editor, News Anchor

Bob finds great pleasure in working alongside his staff – three greatly talented and hard-working people that God personally led to the ministry. Each shares a commitment to excellence and it’s his privilege to “labor in the vineyard” along with them. What most excites Bob about his job is the fact that the news audience

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News Director

Working at Family Life is an answer to prayer for Brandon. He had asked the Lord to help him use his gifts to glorify God. Brandon was given that opportunity in December 2017…finally giving his radio career spiritual purpose. He is blessed to be a part of keeping you informed, and hopefully throwing some fun

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Cathlyn Cole

Director of Events & Concert Promotions

Radio Host

Ceci is a pastor’s wife and a mom to some amazing kids. She has been a radio broadcaster for twenty-plus years which was her dream job ever since she was a kid. Ceci grew up in a Christian home where she learned to love Jesus from a young age. When she isn’t sharing about Jesus’

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Receptionist

Being Family Life’s receptionist, Cindy is genuinely compelled to make every person feel like their call is the most important call of the day. She may never meet the people she speaks with, but Cindy is blessed to use her gifts and talents to make a special impression. Looking back, every time she talks about

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Business Manager

Dave prepares and analyzes monthly financial statements, and handles other accounting responsibilities for Family Life. He also enjoys working with donors, vendors, and employees to ensure that all financial and compliance reporting is presented and communicated in a fair, accurate, and comprehensible format. Dave came to Family Life in 2004 after working as a CPA

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Performing Arts Director

David is proud and excited to be leading Family Life Performing Arts and producing its major theatrical productions. He’s also excited to be part of a team that will visualize the future of Performing Arts in our new Corning building! David was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Hershey, Pa. He attended Grove City

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Director of Radio Operations

Dave caught the radio bug as a kid growing up in New Jersey. It started when Dave got his first small transistor radio. Instead of sleeping when his parents sent him to bed, he would lie awake for hours in the dark listening to music and the voices of his favorite announcers. By the time

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Public Relations

Dean’s first contact with Family Life was at Selah’s Christmas Tour in 2002. A short time later, Dean met Randy Snavely, who then worked as a PR rep. While they talked, Dean’s interest in the ministry grew, and he soon decided to start volunteering at events. Dean says, “Being a volunteer really opened my eyes

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Creative Services Project Manager/Copywriter

Emmie grew up in the Upstate New York area in a Christian home where her childhood was filled with playing sports, working as a lifeguard, and attending all the youth group events and trips. After graduating high school, Emmie headed to the Midwest for college where she met her husband and found her new sport

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Database Manager

Gary builds and maintains Family Life’s IT infrastructure, including Web servers, data warehousing, Internet streaming, and many other applications. Database administration is a significant part of Gary’s daily work, along with patch management, user administration, and IT support. Gary was raised in a Christian family, and is thankful that his parents hauled him and his

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Regional Underwriting Representative Public Relations

Gary grew up in Ridley Park, a suburb of Philadelphia. He started in Christian radio when he was only sixteen as a part-time board operator and program producer for WVCH-AM in Philly. He also helped launch its sister station, WSJI-FM, in South Jersey. Growing in his faith and wanting to learn more about the Bible,

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Biblical Counseling Director, Counselor (LCSW-R)

In addition to overseeing the Biblical Counseling department, Gary counsels individual, couples, and families in the Bath, Corning, and Elmira areas of Upstate New York. Gary loves every aspect of being a counselor and daily thanks God for the great privilege of helping those that seek Godly wisdom for their concerns. Gary was led to

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Radio Host

In a man’s heart, he plans his way. But the lord determines his steps ~Proverbs 16:9 Gary Thompson had big dreams of being on the radio since he was a kid. He achieved that dream in his teens. But the Lord had bigger plans than just satisfying Gary’s need for attention. God wanted to use

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Regional Underwriting Representative

Of all places to be saved, Heidi and her husband, Dieter, came to know the Lord while living in Las Vegas! From the day they met at Alfred College in NY, Dieter knew he would marry Heidi, but she didn’t see it. Good thing God had a plan! After their honeymoon, Heidi moved to be

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Ticket Agent, Office Assistant

Hillary has enjoyed being a stay at home mom for most of her adult life. She now works in Family Life’s ticket office with co-workers she says are “the sweetest of people.” (We like you too, Hillary!) Hillary met her high school sweetheart, Cody, at Avoca Central School. After graduation, they moved to San Antonio,

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PAD Admin Assistant / Choreographer

Hope grew up in Central New Jersey as the only child to two musical parents. From a young age, Hope was performing or creating in some way. She was enrolled in her first dance class at the age of four and studied with the American Repertory Ballet until she was thirteen. Although ballet was her

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Data Processor / Office Assistant

Jackie does part-time work for Family Life, but is still very involved in what goes on day-to-day at the ministry. She helps the ticket office with deposits and lends a hand in the kitchen when needed. When Jackie was ten years old, she was sent to an orphanage in Millersville, PA after the death of

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Director of Information Technologies

Jamie works in the IT and engineering department at Family Life. His job duties cover fixing and maintaining equipment to replacing and purchasing new equipment. Jamie is also sound engineer for some of Family Life’s productions. He enjoys the diversity of his job and the ability to take on new challenges. Jamie came to Family

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Jay manages the donor database and assists with Family Life’s website. He loves expanding his knowledge of technology and using it to make the greatest impact for God’s glory. Born in Western New York, Jay grew up as a pastor’s kid. He’s spent most of his life in New York State and lived in Maine

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Chief Operating Officer

Jeff is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the ministry, bringing a positive influence to employees, and ensuring that each ministry department has what it needs to succeed. Jeff’s biggest responsibility is to support the president of Family Life, allowing him to do more than he has time to do. What does Jeff love? Well,

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Radio Production Assistant

As the oldest of five brothers, Jesse grew up in the small town of Gowanda. He was no more than eight years old when he started producing his own stop-motion animations and short films at home. With his trusty camcorder and goofy array of sibling actors, there was hardly ever a dull moment. Jesse was

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PAD Assistant

Jim Hy has been connected to Family Life since he was eight years old. He grew up participating in the Performing Arts Program and has always had a love for acting and storytelling. He accepted Christ and began his Christian walk very early in life and sought to integrate theatre and faith as an act

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Building & Grounds Supervisor

Joe began his dream job at Family Life in July 2012 with years of knowledge and experience in buildings and grounds. He gained that experience by working as a maintenance supervisor at a church in Elmira for ten years, before to coming to Family Life. Having a heart for serving others, Joe enthusiastically lives by

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Chief Radio Engineer

John always has been interested in electronics, more specifically in wireless communications. In sixth grade he built an AM transmitter for a science fair project and earned second place because the judges didn’t think a 12-year-old could make a device like that! In high school, John worked as a camp counselor and has since been

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Assistant Radio Engineer Technical Assistant

Jonathan has a special affinity for technology, especially gadgets with lots of lights and buttons that make noise! It was that curiosity that got him involved with a community theater in his hometown of Chilton, Wisconsin, helping with stage sound and lighting. Jon also earned his Ham radio license and even built his own 40-foot

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Choreographer / One Pulse Director

Lauren Norris grew up dancing and loves Jesus, ballet and kids. She studied ballet for 12 years at a private studio in Alfred and Hornell, and found her passion teaching dance students in that same area. Lauren furthered her dance education by attending the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet where she studied under dancers from the

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Regional Underwriting Representative Public Relations

Lindsay grew up on dairy farm in Union Springs, N.Y. As the daughter of dedicated Christian parents, she spent countless hours within the church walls. Her parents were hardworking and led Lindsay by example, giving much of their time and resources to the church and teaching her about good stewardship. As college approached, Lindsay chose

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Ticket Agent, Office Assistant

There is rarely a dull moment in the front office and Lydia enjoys the various responsibilities of her job. Ticket orders, daily deposits, online registrations, and monitoring inventory keep her very busy! Lydia says one of the best parts of her job is the incredible group of ladies she’s honored to work with each day.

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News Anchor

Mark feels truly blessed by the opportunity to contribute to the Family Life news team. The Upstate NY native has spent his adult life working in media all around the area, be it in radio, print, television or online. Currently, Mark is enjoying suburban life with his wife and two rescue pups. In addition to

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Feature Reporter

Martha likes to write poetry, news stories, and magazine articles. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, a book and Bible editor, and, when her children were younger, as a school district writer in residence. During her time with Family Life, Martha has written and produced the news feature “Neighborhoods in the Network,” and now

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Building & Grounds Assistant

Matt spent most of his childhood and adult life living in Prattsburg, NY. He’s grateful to have grown up in a loving home as the youngest of five children. Matt says his parents “loved each other wholeheartedly” and worked to instill Christian values and practices in all of them from an early age. At age

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Radio Host Performing Arts Administrative Assistant

Melanie originally hails from sunny California. She grew up the baby of 8 kids, so she learned early on in life how to perform to gain attention! In high school and college, she used that talent to win roles in theater productions, one of her favorites being Dolly, in “Hello Dolly!” Melanie grew up going

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Radio Production Assistant

Merri lives in Bath, and although she doesn’t have a pet, she often goes home to visit her family’s standard poodles, and sometimes to visit her family. (Yes, a little humor there.) Growing up in Houghton, NY, Merri made the decision to follow Christ at two years old. She admits that sounds unbelievably young, but

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Radio Host

Michelle grew up in Irmo, South Carolina, but spent every summer and most Christmas vacations with her grandmother, Mimi, in Covington, Louisiana. Raised in the South, she’s been known to enjoy a bowl of hot, steaming grits, sip some sweet tea, and let a “y’all” slip out every now and then. Michelle has been married

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Events Coordinator Assistant Collaborative Pianist

“Mike grew up in the tiny village of Nauvoo, Pennsylvania, as the oldest of three children on his family’s farm. He attended church all of his life and grew up listening to Family Life. With a passion for music, Mike began playing the piano at age 6 and hasn’t stopped yet! From church choirs to

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Director of Radio Production

Natalie serves as Production Director for the ministry. She supervises an incredibly talented team of writers/audio producers, writes copy, produces recorded audio pieces to air on the network, directs the Kids Corner, and hosts the Family Hour. She is also a single mother blessed with four young men and is grateful that God sees fit

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Food Service Director

Nick is head chef at Family Life, creating menus and cooking delicious meals for events. It’s no small job considering Family Life hosts a range of 30-40 events a year! In the past, Nick cooked for large establishments like hotels, restaurants, banquet halls, colleges, and retirement homes. His most recent position was as chef manager

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Set Design Assistant

Phil was born in Boston, Massachusetts but spent most of his childhood in Vestal, N.Y. In 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Judy, who is still his sweetheart today. Both Phil and Judy came to the Lord in 1980 in a little church in South Apalachin, N.Y. They began listening to Family Life when

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IT Specialist / Audio Engineer

Preston works in the IT and engineering department at Family Life. His job duties range from fixing computer issues to maintaining radio equipment. He is also an assistant sound engineer for Family Life’s productions. Born and raised in Western NY, Preston grew up in a Christian home. But, he didn’t realize that was no guarantee

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Radio Host

Before coming to Family Life, Randy worked in Kansas City with Youth for Christ. He spent six years there – a very exciting and rewarding time since many lives were changed by Christ. Randy was eventually led to Family Life by God’s hand in his life. It’s an exciting story too long to write out

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Radio Host

Rick is a West Coast native turned Northeasterner. Growing up in the Midwest, Rick dreamed of being on the radio. After finishing school, Rick packed up his things and pursued his love for radio, stopping in cities such as Peoria, Rockford, Milwaukee, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, and now the Family Life community!Rick is

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Chief Executive Officer, President

Rick counts it a privilege to serve as President and CEO of Family Life. Frankly, he did not see himself ending up as the organization’s chief fundraiser when he first got started in radio programming – a job he could have done for the rest of his life. However, what motivated Rick into ministry leadership

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Performing Arts Production Designer

As production designer, Robbie’s main responsibility is designing sets for Family Life’s theatrical performances. He also enjoys acting and auditions for as many shows at Family Life as time allows. Having enjoyed a natural bent toward the dramatic arts most of his life, Robbie auditioned for Family Life’s production of Narnia as a young teenager.

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Theater Arts Director

Rodney grew up on a small agricultural farm in Indiana where he worked alongside his dad picking vegetables to sell at the local farmer’s market. It wasn’t until high school that the love of the arts took hold and he realized that singing was just story-telling with music. So, Rodney set course for Broadway after earning

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Office Manager, Executive Secretary

Sandy Parker has many titles – Office Manager, Board Secretary, and Department Supervisor. She’s happiest when juggling many things at once – obviously! Sandy enjoys lots of responsibility and considers it a privilege to work “behind the scenes.” She’ll do whatever it takes to help other departments get things done. As you’ve probably guessed, Sandy

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Radio Host

A native of the Keystone State, Steve spent his younger years in suburban Philadelphia. Leaving home for the first time, Steve went off to college and graduated with a degree in Communications from Ohio University. His first job out of college was with WCLT in Newark, Ohio, where he worked as an account executive and

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Regional Underwriting Representative

Tammy Meholick has been in radio sales for 15 years. She started her radio career with WDBA Christian Radio station in DuBois, PA in March 2000. In 2008, Tammy moved to secular radio, working for Priority Communications in DuBois, PA. Tammy credits this company for teaching her how to effectively present and sell radio. While

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Events Assistant

Tately was born in Bath, NY and spent the first several years of her life living down the street from Family Life until her family moved to Troy, Pennsylvania. Tately has one older sister and was brought up in a close-knit family with strong Christian values and teaching. She grew up attending church, but it

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Assistant Program Director, Music Director, Radio Host

God wastes nothing so never take a chance meeting as mere coincidence! Terese met Family Life President Rick Snavely backstage at a concert one night and didn’t think very much of it. As time went on, her heart softened to the possibility of joining the ministry. The Lord increased that desire to the point where

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Traffic Director

Terry was raised in Attica, NY, and even though she didn’t grow up in a Christian home, the Lord had a great plan in mind for her future. Terry’s mom spent much of her life searching for spiritual truth. When Terry was 12, her mom found a church and rededicated her life to Christ. Around

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Radio Host

Tim can’t recall a time when he wasn’t trying to communicate something creatively. As a child, he and his brothers recorded their own “radio show” to cassette tapes, voicing their own goofy personalities and splicing in audio snippets of their favorite movie characters to create humorous “interviews.” In high-school, Tim discovered a passion for digital

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News Reporter

Traci grew up near Lewisburg in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania. As an adult, she still remembers her 4th grade teacher, Mr. Anderson, who gave her class a homework assignment to seek out and know more about national and world events. This ended up sparking Traci’s interest in the news and her curiosity for

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Radio Assistant

Family Life’s radio staff wouldn’t survive long without Trudi, our Jill-of-all-trades. She takes radio questions from listeners, coordinates programs and contests, and helps organize a couple of Family Life’s annual events. Trudi also acts as Family Life’s traffic coordinator, a job that requires preparing quotations for non-profit organizations that want to do promotional spots on

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