The Pastoral Search Committee is very excited to unanimously and enthusiastically recommend Josh Stahley as our next lead pastor. We’d like to share a few things about Josh and his family. Josh is 41, and a Chautauqua County native; he grew up in Bemus Point, where his parents and other relatives still live, and graduated from Maple Grove Central School. He graduated from Cedarville University in Ohio and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has over 10 years of experience at churches ranging in size from 50 to 5000, including a church plant in New York City. For the last five years he has been on staff at Soma Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he has served in various roles, most recently as Pastor of Teaching and Assimilation.
He has always wanted to return to Chautauqua County, and has felt God’s call to do so. He and his wife, Traci, have been married for about 10 years, and have three children: Owen (7), Marilaine (5), and Josiah (4).