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Pastor Brian Conover, Lead Pastor

Brian and his wife, Lisa, are in their 20th year serving at Calvary. Over these two decades God has brought many relationships across their paths and many children in their home. The Conovers have 7 children and have also hosted 5 Ukrainian orphans. Brian enjoys John Deere Tractors, hunting, football and just about anything he can do with his family (except watch the Hallmark Channel). Prior to serving at Calvary, Brian was a Youth Pastor for three years in Ohio.  Brian is a graduate of Summit University (Baptist Bible College) and anticipates receiving his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Counseling in late 2015.  Connecting with people, communicating God’s truth and seeing Jesus change lives top his list of favorite things as a pastor!

 

Pastor Michael Jayne, Assistant Pastor

Pastor Mike and Jennifer both grew up in Susquehanna County Pennsylvania.  Mike was raised on a dairy farm where he developed a love for the outdoors, family life and cows!  Jennifer’s dad helped milk for Mike’s family on the farm –needless to say Mike and Jennifer were destined for marriage and have been happily married for 23 years.  
Through a series of separate events, God brought both of them to understand His desire for them to be involved in local church ministry.  God has used them in two churches over the last 17 years as Sr. Pastor  – one church in North Central PA for 11 years and one in Apalachin NY for 6 years.  They have experienced growth in their ministries where God has used their heart for reaching the lost in the community and building strong relationships in the church.
God has given Mike and Jennifer 4 children – Josh (20), Emily (15), Jacob (13) and Summer (10).  Together they enjoy raising animals, swimming, hunting and whatever crazy fun they can find!  
Mike is a graduate of Davis College and has also taken courses at Baptist Bible Seminary toward his master’s degree.  Jennifer loves kids and helps as a teacher’s assistant in the Owego School District. 

Pastor Mike and Jennifer both grew up in Susquehanna County Pennsylvania.  Mike was raised on a dairy farm where he developed a love for the outdoors, family life and cows!  Jennifer’s dad helped milk for Mike’s family on the farm –needless to say Mike and Jennifer were destined for marriage and have been happily married for 23 years with 4 children.  

Through a series of separate events, God brought both of them to understand His desire for them to be involved in local church ministry.  God has used them in two churches over the last 17 years as Sr. Pastor  – one church in North Central PA for 11 years and one in Apalachin NY for 6 years.  They have experienced growth in their ministries where God has used their heart for reaching the lost in the community and building strong relationships in the church.

Mike is a graduate of Davis College and has also taken courses at Baptist Bible Seminary toward his master’s degree.  Jennifer loves kids and helps as a teacher’s assistant in the Owego School District.  

Jeff Joseph, Youth Pastor

Being born in Harlem, NY and raised in New Rochelle, NY, Jeff is no stranger to city life. However, after graduating High School, he moved up to the Adirondacks where he attended Word of Life Bible Institute for three years majoring in Bible. Following his Bible training at WOL, he came to Davis College for 2 years where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Jeff has much experience with teens through his work at snow camps, the Word of Live Island camps, basketball clinics, directing VBS, leading choirs and as a teacher’s aid for young people with developmental disabilities.

His wife, Erin, was born and raised in the Mechanicsville, NY area until she came to Davis College. She graduated with a four year degree in Elementary Education and a two year degree in Early Childhood Development.

Jennifer Hodge, Office Manager

Jen is from right here in Norwich, she grew up in Calvary and graduated from Valley Heights Christian Academy. She was hired as the Office Coordinator in July 2006 and has enjoyed being a part of the ministry. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, reading and scrapbooking . Her husband, Lee and three children also own Jersey cows that they enjoy exhibiting at the fairs.

Jen attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA. It is very important to Jen that all members of Calvary are treated well and enjoy their experience at Calvary Baptist Church!

 

Lee Hodge, VHCA Administrator

Mr. Hodge has been at VHCA since the fall of 2001. After graduating from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta with a B.S. in Elementary Education, he was hired as the 1st and 2nd grade teacher.  Mr. Hodge taught these classes from 2002 – 2012 until he was asked to consider filling a void in the high school history department. Upon his acceptance, Mr. Hodge taught the high school history classes from 2012-2014, when he then moved into administration. Mr. Hodge is currently the administrator, while remaining in the classroom for Geography, Bible, and Yearbook.

Mr. Hodge is married to Jennifer (Vidler) Hodge, a 1999 graduate of VHCA. He and his wife reside in Norwich with their three children Morgan, Adrienne, and Taylor. Mr. Hodge enjoys playing basketball and showing dairy cattle at local fairs throughout New York State with his family.

 

Cynthia Wier, VHCA Secretary

Mrs. Wier and her family reside in Norwich. She is married to Todd and has3 children, Allison, Owen, and Parker, all who currently attend VHCA. She joined the staff at Valley Heights as the Office Secretary during the summer of 2009. She grew up attending Holmesville Baptist Church and graduated from Holmesville Christian Academy. She and her family currently attend Calvary Baptist Church and looks forward to being involved with the children's ministry.

Mrs. Wier has a diverse background in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Customer Service, and Office Management from previous positions at MeadWestvaco in Sidney and the Chenango County Chamber of Commerce in Norwich. She is also a registered Notary Public.

Mrs. Wier is really excited to have the opportunity to serve the parents, students and staff at VHCA. The Lord has prepared her with the knowledge and experience she has to meet the current needs of this position, as well as provided her with additional skills that might be of use in the future as the school continues to grow.