Find out more about the folks who help make Adirondack Community Church a great place to worship!
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Director of Adult DISCIPLESHIP - Amanda Cash
Amanda has been serving in various ministry positions and churches since 2004. She and her husband, Daniel, along with their children Ethan, Ellie, and Evie, have lived and served in the Lake Placid community since 2012. When she is not at church, you can find her running, skiing, watching her kids play sports and dance, and playing with their dog!
Organist - joey izzo
Joey was born and raised in the tri-lakes region. He recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. He composes music for television, gives music lessons, produces and mixes bands, and works as a keyboardist and pianist in an ever growing number of projects and partnerships.
Lead Pastor - Derek Hansen
Pastor Derek and his wife Becky met at family church camp as junior-high students and have been serving in ministry together for over 12 years. They have three children - Liam, Sam, and Hollis. Pastor Derek is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He loves preaching and teaching, leading the church in mission, and seeing people’s lives formed and shaped by God’s grace.
Worship leader - john pillen
John is a multi-instrumentalist who has been involved in leading church music since he was in the 7th grade! He loves seeing people connect with God through music. When he’s not playing guitar or keys, you’ll most likely find him hiking with his incredible wife and their four amazing kids or working hard at his real job in an emergency department near you!