Katie Zettle, Pastor

Katie Zettle

Pastor

Phone: (716) 632-4688

Email: ktinthechurch@aol.com

Pastor Katie is married to Russ and loves spending time with her two children, their spouses and three grandchildren. She enjoys pizza and ice cream, reading mysteries, movies, music and laughter. Katie attended COS at United Theological Seminary and currently serves as the Niagara Frontier District's Disaster Relief Coordinator. She is passionate about sharing God's love and forgiveness with all people and is thankful to be serving here at Harris Hill UMC!

Erin Swiatowy, Church Secretary

Erin Swiatowy

Church Secretary

Phone: (716) 632-4688

Email: hhumc@roadrunner.com

Erin is married to Tom and has been office manager at Harris Hill UMC since 2011. She feels fortunate to have found this position in a busy office with each day different than the last! This church has become so important in her and her husband's lives that they both have become members.

Andrea Blakeslee, Worship Director

Andrea Blakeslee

Worship Director

Andrea has been attending HHUMC since she was five years old. She grew up singing in the kids choir, adult choir, and worship team and is blessed to be serving as the Worship Leader and reaching people's hearts with God's love through music. She holds degrees in Music and Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College, a Masters in Social Work from UB and is a full time School Social Worker for Buffalo Public Schools. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, playing games, planning parties, hula hooping, and spending time with family.

Doug Young, Lay Leader

Doug Young

Lay Leader

Doug has been a United Methodist his entire life and a member of HHUMC since 1990. By day he is an engineering manager, attained his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Masters in Business Administration from UB. Doug is married to Patti and together they have three girls: Elizabeth, Olivia and Emily. Doug loves anything outdoors including hiking, biking and kayaking. He also enjoys music, movies, theater, reading, learning about wines and enjoying good food. Doug strives to continue to learn about Christ, grow his faith, and leave the world a better place then when he entered it, especially here in WNY. “I get so much out of giving back to God and while I support the work of many area charities through gifts and service, Harris Hill UMC is my main focus.”

Jackie Gillings, Sunday School Leader

Jackie Gillings

Sunday School Leader

Jackie has been the Sunday School leader and teacher for 25 years because she absolutely loves children. She is a scientist for an environmental and engineering consulting firm and as she approaches retirement she is looking forward to volunteering with children’s organizations in the area. She has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren and enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, reading, walking, and eating chocolate chip ice cream!