Leadership Team

Matthew

Matthew Fletcher, Senior Pastor

Email: matt@websterbible.org

Matt Fletcher was born in Webster in 1968 but spent most of his early life in the Chicago area. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College (B.A., 1990), Briercrest Biblical Seminary (M.Min., 1999), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2014). Matt met his wife Ruthie while they were both students at Washington Bible College, and they got married the summer following their graduation in 1990.

The Lord has blessed them with five children, the oldest of which is now married. Matt has served in pastoral ministry for more than twenty years. Prior to becoming the Senior Pastor at Webster Bible Church in 2011, Matt pastored churches in Virginia, Nova Scotia (Canada), and Massachusetts.

Matt loves to read, especially Christian biographies and books on theology and spiritual leadership. He also enjoys watching his boys play basketball, taking long walks with his wife, playing the occasional round of golf, and staying in touch with extended family members and old friends.


 

David Miller, Associate Pastor

Biblical Counseling and Care

Email: dave@websterbible.org

After the completion of his M.Div. degree at Capital Bible Seminary, David came to Webster Bible Church in November of 1992 to serve as associate pastor. Since that time he has served in a variety of capacities including minister of music, computer class instructor for Webster Christian School and more recently in the development of our pastoral care and biblical counseling ministries. While at WBC Pastor Dave also received training in clinical pastoral education as an intern and resident at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital. He currently serves as an adjunct chaplain at both Strong Memorial Hospital and Rochester General Hospital. David is a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

David is married to Pat who in addition to her job as a medical technologist also finds the time to serve in a variety of children’s ministries at WBC. David & Pat have been blessed with 3 children (2 married) and 4 grandchildren. David also enjoys hiking with His family on the local nature trails, hunting in the spring and fall seasons or shooting at the gun range in the off season.


 

Trevor Leach, Worship Music Director

Email: trevor@websterbible.org

Trevor grew up in Sodus, NY as a pastor’s kid, and graduated from Sodus High School in 2009. He married his wife, Christina, in 2013, after they had become good friends leading worship and playing music together. One day, after many “this is not a date” outings, he wrote a song to Christina, in which he asked her to be his girlfriend. The rest is history. Since then the Lord has blessed them with two boys, Leonard and Emmet, and has shown his victorious power in many ways.

In between graduating high school and getting married to Christina, Trevor pursued degrees in audio engineering and worship arts ministry, which brought he and his wife to Greenville, IL. While there, Trevor began working as a choir director and leading the worship music at a local church family. They also began a coffee shop outreach, Nudge Coffee, which quickly became a huge opportunity to reach the community. Trevor has served musically in the church since he was just 13 years old. Trevor loves more than anything to see people direct their attention to Christ, and that’s his goal in leading music. Trevor loves the church, reaching the lost, playing music with his wife, building block towers with his sons, cycling, and roasting coffee.


Elders

Bob Lelio, Chairman

Email: elders@websterbible.org

Bob was born in Syracuse in 1956 and then raised in nearby Clinton, NY. He graduated from Utica College with a degree in accounting and landed his first job with Arthur Anderson & Company. Since 2003 he has been the CFO for Caldwell Manufacturing Company, a local producer of window and door components. Bob became a member of WBC in 2001. Over the years he has enjoyed teaching several Sunday school classes, serving as the church treasurer and assuming a role as both deacon and chairman of the deacon board. Bob and his wife Lisa were married in 1987 and have been blessed with two children, Rob and Lauren. Bob is an avid reader of both non-fiction and fiction with a special interest in 19th and 20th century history. He also enjoys target shooting, woodworking and just relaxing near a crackling campfire with his wife and children.


Jon Westa, Vice Chairman

Jon was born in Brooklyn NY in 1954. After graduating from high school in Hillsdale, NJ, he attended The King’s College (NY) and Southern Illinois University, earning degrees in Biology and Zoology. Jon’s diverse career has included full-time Christian ministry, teaching at public/private schools and colleges, and management in both manufacturing and retail environments. Jon relocated to Rochester in 1999 and works as a Blood Bank Technologist for the American Red Cross. Since joining WBC in 2009, Jon has participated in Community Groups, and has served as a deacon and a Team Teacher for Adult Truth Tracks. Jon lives in Irondequoit with his beautiful bride, Jeanne, whom he married in August 2013. Between them, they have 6 adult children and 13 grandchildren. His hobbies include keeping fit, birding, time with family and friends, and encouraging men in their walk with God. He enjoys watching old westerns, studying the Bible, and reading theology, particularly books by J.C. Ryle, C.H. Spurgeon, G. Campbell Morgan, Donald Grey Barnhouse, and others. His favorite Scripture verse is Acts 20:32.


 

Larry Roberts, Secretary

Larry has attended WBC since late 1989. He grew up in NYC, attended college in NJ, and moved to Rochester after graduation for a job in business systems programming and analysis. He has served in various ministries during his time at WBC including from youth group leader, choir member, and deacon. He and his wife have four children; they enjoy sports, music, and spending time together. He currently serves on the Elder Board, participates on the worship team, and occasionally serves as one of our Truth Tracks teachers.


 

David Welker

David has been attending Webster Bible Church since 1972. A native Websterite, he is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He and his late wife, Martha, raised four children with the help of the ministries at the church. This is David’s fourth term as elder. Previously he has served as a deacon, the church moderator, church treasurer, and Sunday School superintendent. David is a retired elementary school teacher who taught in the Webster public schools for 33 years. He currently works for the Red Wings. Beyond the elder board, David enjoys serving as a leader in Olympians, teaching the first graders in Truth Tracks, taking a turn teaching Kingdom Kids, and serving on the Missionary Team. David facilitates the Sunday evening Bible study here at the church. David enjoys his twelve grandchildren, baseball, hockey, and reading.


 

Irv Salisbury

Irv was born in Rochester in 1974 and spent his early years in Marion, NY. He graduated from Marion High School and then studied Biomedical computing at RIT. Currently, Irv manages his own software development company. He has been a member of WBC since 2001 during which time he has served on the technology committee, as a Sunday school teacher, community group leader and an elder. He and his wife Darci have been married since 1995 during which time The Lord has blessed them with 8 beautiful children (one in heaven). Irv’s interests include apologetics, anatomy & physiology, coaching soccer and anything to do with technology.


 

Dan Bork

Born on December 2, 1943, Dan hails from Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from The University of Cincinnati in 1967 and since then has been employed as a consultant in information security and governance systems. He was married to his wife Diane in 1966 and together they have been blessed with 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Dan has been a member of WBC since 1979. Dan has served off and on the elder board since the late 1980’s. In addition, he has also served as a member of the biblical counseling team and as the chairman of the Deacon board. Dan loves to read books on biblical counseling, church leadership, missionary activity and even science fiction! He also enjoys keeping fit with his wife, spending time with (and teasing) his children and grandchildren, traveling, and keeping up with the latest technological advances.


Matt Strauss

Matt was born in Rochester and has been a resident of the area for most of his life. He graduated from Nazareth college in 1996 and completed his graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology in 1998.  He has worked in the field for over 20 years and has worked in the Red Creek school district since 2004. Matt has been a member of Webster Bible Church since 2000. Matt and his wife Tricia were married in 1998 and have been blessed with two daughters, Emily and Megan. Matt has served as a deacon and worked with the children’s ministries for many years. He also enjoys teaching adult truth tracks classes. Matt enjoys activities outdoors including hiking, kayaking and geocaching. He is also an avid photographer and videographer and his camera is never too far out of reach.


Webster Bible Church

Ben Rogers, Executive Assistant
Email: ben@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 256

Lynne Cymbal, Administrative Assistant
Email: lynne@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 253

Other Links:
Elders: elders@websterbible.org
Deacons: deacons@websterbible.org
Deaconesses: deaconesses@websterbible.org
Women’s Ministry: womensministry@websterbible.org