student ministries team

 
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Tom Neary

Student Ministries Pastor & Middle School Director

Born a baby in the hills of Bristol. Young Tom was a mountain boy with a big city dream. Climbing trees and building forts taught this boy many lessons about gravity and the importance of preparing for the task with the proper equipment. The school years were a challenge for Tom as he experienced everything from a small Christian School to Home School and even Public School. As a boy, young Tom met Jesus and knew clearly that God had a placed deep purpose in his life to bring people to know Him. 
Currently, Pastor Tom spends his time chasing his four children with his wife and working out at the gym to combat his strong affection for Paula's Donuts. Falling more in love with God and People as time has accumulated, Pastor Tom started here at the church in Fall of 2010.

You can contact Tom at TNeary@wchamburg.org

Brittany Hark

High School Director

Brittany grew up on a 4 generation dairy farm in the small town of Nunda, NY. While in high school she spent her time shoveling cow poo, being a part of school musicals, playing volleyball, participating in track and field, and scooping frozen dairy treats at an ice cream stand. After graduating high school she became a student at Houghton College where she enjoyed being a part of the campus activities board, gospel choir, residence life staff, and summer ministry team. While a college student she served as the youth pastor intern at both Orchard Park Wesleyan Church and Houghton Wesleyan Church. During this time she felt called to full time ministry, which ultimately led her to the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg where she now enjoys leading high school students at the Hub. 

You can contact Brittany at BHark@wchamburg.org

Tim & Emily Park

South Creek Youth Leaders

Tim and Emily grew up in Hamburg NY under very different traditional Christian upbringings however, both had passion early on to share their love of Christ. After both graduating from Hamburg High School they fell in love over coffee at a local coffee house. While engaged and then married in 2001, they were called into youth ministery enticed by chili and football at a small community church in Victor, NY. Since then their love for God has grown and as well as a desire to share their faith with Teens. Tim is an amazing father, car salesmen and part time volunteer “Youth Rabbi.” With all that He somehow has time to shop for the newest Nerf blaster. Emily is a loving mother of their 12 year old son and a talented Speech Language Pathologist serving toddlers and preschoolers in our community. After serving at the HUB as small group leaders for several years God called their family to serve at the South Creek Campus. In September 2014 they launched South Creek Youth Ministery helping connect students to Christ.