MINISTRY TEAM

Our desire is to encourage all people to know Jesus

and to grow deeper in relationship with Him.

  • JAY BAEHR

    ADMINISTRATIVE PASTOR OF ADULT MINISTRIES & WORSHIP

    Jay has been on staff since 2007 as Pastor of Youth & Contemporary Worship, and has recently assumed the position of Administrative Pastor of Adult Ministries & Worship. Jay graduated from North Park University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Biblical and Theological Studies. He received a certificate of Worship Arts from Covenant Bible College and then a Master of Special Education from Mercyhurst University. In June 2022, Jay was ordained at the national conference of The Covenant.  He is the husband of a beautiful secondary English teacher, Elizabeth, and father of five energetic children: Mathis, Charlotte, Asher, June, and Theodora. 


    jayb@zioncov.org

  • JILL SPITZER

    DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY (INTERIM)

    Jill is our new Director of Children's Ministries, moving into the position in September of 2022 after 11 years our Children's Ministry Assistant. She's married to Nick, who is a Phys Ed teacher at Sinclairville Elementary School. Jill has a Bachelors in Psychology from SUNY Brockport, which helped prepare her for life with FIVE daughters: Annika, Mattie, AJ, Joelle, and Alaina.




  • DENISE DEANGELO

    FAMILY MINISTRY DIRECTOR (INTERIM) Denise has served in kids' ministry for twenty - plus years, and was Director of Children's Ministry at Zion from 2010 to September of 2022. She is passionate about sharing God's love with kids, both at church and in the community, and empowering them to disciple and serve others. Denise is married to a great guy named Jon, who lovingly supports her coffee and chocolate addiction. They have three kids - Laurynn, Jon Michael, and Siena.


    denised@zioncov.org

  • PAMELA CAPRINO

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Pam has been part of Zion's family since 1993 and on staff since 2007.  She's been active in worship, outreach and women's ministry. She's an avid journaler, a pianist/songwriter, and loves nature. Her three children - Gabe, Josiah and Clare - give her reason to travel to Washington DC and Nashville. Prior to raising her family she was the Director of a Christian School in Cattaraugus, NY,  and has a Bachelor of English/ Elementary Ed. from Roberts Wesleyan College.


    zionchurch@zioncov.org

  • CHARLES JOHNSON

    ORGANIST

    Charles has served at Zion since August of 2015. He holds Bachelors' degrees in Music Education and Bible from Clarks Summit University and a Master's degree in Music Education from Eastern Michigan University. His musical background includes choral conducting, organ / piano performance, praise band directing, K-12 music education, and private piano teaching. He is the husband of Marci Johnson, a private voice teacher in Jamestown, and together they teach at their practice, Johnson Music Studio. They have three children: Lilly, Matthew, and Anna. He enjoys spending time with his family at Chautauqua Institution over the summer.


    charlesj@zioncov.org

  • Andi smeltzer

    PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

    Adrianne ( 'Andi' ) has been on staff since 2009, directing our growing, full day Preschool. Andi graduated from Geneva College with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, and from Slippery Rock University with a Master's in Reading Diagnosis & Remediation. She's the mother of four incredible children - Jonathan, Mark, Cathryn, and Benjamin - and lives at home with her two dogs and cat. 


    andis@zioncov.org

  • karen loizeaux

    CHURCH SECRETARY
    Karen began her role as the Office Secretary in August 2019. She and her husband Ken have attended Zion since 2012 and she's been involved in the Wednesday Women's Bible study, the Visitation Team,  funeral lunch hosting, Zion's memorial garden, and the Prayer Team. At home she enjoys walks, cooking, gardening, reading, Hallmark movies and especially, time with Ken. Skylar Hillman joined the family in 2015 at age 16, and continues to be a part of their family when he's home visiting.


    zionchurch@zioncov.org