Rev. Jay Roberts

The Rev. Jay Roberts was appointed to serve the Orchard Park United Methodist Church half-time in July, 2016. Rev. Roberts, a full elder of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church, has served several churches throughout the Western New York Area during his 42 years of ministry. His last appointment was at the Hamburg UMwhere he retired after having served nine years.

Pastor Jay, as he prefers to be called, states that he is “constantly looking at different ways that  the church can reach out to all persons, especially the non-religious and the nominally religious persons, connect them with our community and help them become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.”

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Peter Van Scozza, Music Director

Peter has combined classical and contemporary music, adding to a spiritually meaningful worship experience here at OPUMC for ten years now. He directs a wonderful group of choir volunteers who love singing and sharing their gift of music each week. 

An Eastman School graduate, Peter is a well-known multi-talented freelance musician in the Buffalo area: entertaining residents of countless senior facilities; providing beautiful music for weddings as well as sharing his musical expertise with community students of all ages.

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Michelle Kemp, Administrative Assistant

Sue Stachewicz, Child Caregiver

Tom Galley, Custodian