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Our Staff

  • PASTOR DAVE SPENCER

    • Dave and Cindy Spencer

    Dave has been married to his lovely wife, Cindy, since 1988. They have three daughters, Sarah, Hannah, and Moriah, and were thrilled to add a son-in-law to the family in 2020 and their first grandchild in 2022. 

    Dave received his Masters of Arts in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute. After serving at First Baptist Church in South Portland, Maine for fourteen years, in 2002, he and Cindy moved their family to Concord, New Hampshire where Dave became the Youth Pastor of CenterPoint Church. During his time there he served in various roles including Youth Pastor, Executive Pastor, Co-Senior Pastor, and acting Senior Pastor.

    On March 10, 2013, Dave and Cindy were delighted to receive a unanimous invitation to come and serve as pastor at Seneca Community Church. Since his arrival that April, he has been committed to serving alongside the Leadership Team, Ministry Leaders, and family of SCC as they strive to make a difference in people’s lives wherever they are. Dave is passionate about seeing people integrated into the life of Seneca Community as their relationship with God grows.

    When he is not busy with family or church, Dave can be found winter camping, hiking, skiing, or cycling the country roads of the Finger Lakes.

    DAVE’S MINISTRY FOCUS CAN BE SUMMED UP THIS WAY:

    • Modeling how Jesus can increasingly become more his life’s center
    • Mastering the study and presentation of God’s Word (a life time pursuit)
    • Moving the church toward vision & mission
    • Multiplying leadership within the church

    Your job is to teach them the rules and instructions, to show them how to live, what to do. And then you need to keep a sharp eye out for competent men-men who fear God, men of integrity, men who are incorruptible-and appoint them as leaders over groups… If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied. – Exodus 18:20-23

  • CINDY SPENCER

    Children's Ministry Director
    • Spencer Family

    Cindy has always loved working with kids. She was an elementary teacher for 8 years and involved with children's ministry at both of the other churches where she and Dave have served.  Cindy has been serving in children's ministries at SCC since moving here in 2013 and is excited to now be helping to coordinate all of our children’s programs from infants thru high school. She enjoys teaching kids about the difference Jesus can make in each of our lives, while building relationships with them and engaging them in activities at KidZone, Awana, and VBS.

    Cindy values time spent with family, especially their three daughters and son-in-law.  She also works in the office at Waterloo Central School and is kept busy at her lifetime position - taking care of Dave.

  • Sue Schrader

    KidZone Director
    • Sue Schrader

    Sue is a retired elementary school teacher who loves to teach children about Jesus.  She joined the Seneca Community Church staff in the spring of 2021 but has taught in different ministries within the church for many years.  As the KidZone Director, she is passionate about helping kids know Jesus and follow Him.  She and her husband, Keith, are the parents of four adult children and have four grandchildren.  They are business owners in the community and desire, along with SCC, to “make a difference, wherever you are.”

  • MARIAH SCHRADER

    Worship Arts Coordinator
    • Mariah Schrader

    Mariah Schrader joined the SCC staff in June of 2019. Mariah has grown up in the church and is excited to be on staff as Worship Arts Coordinator.

    Mariah went to Nazareth College of Rochester where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education; at her time at Nazareth she had the opportunity to sing back up with Josh Groban! She now works as the vocal music teacher Pre-K – 12 across the street at Romulus Central School. She was married to her husband, Aaron, in July 2019 and they were blessed with the birth of a beautiful daughter, Evelyn Rose, in May 2020.

  • Megan Horton

    Administrative Assistant
    • Horton Family

    Megan Horton and her husband, Eric, have attended SCC since 2002.  They have four wonderful children and love serving in KidZone and Awana.  Megan started as the Administrative Assistant in 2021.  She enjoys graphic design and keeping track of all the little details that go on behind the scenes.  Her goal is to help SCC be a friendly and welcoming place for people to grow in their relationship with God.