Pastor Stephen Beals delivered his first sermon at West Fayette back in 1998 as a Certified Lay Pastor. He came on board as our sole pastor in 2007 and received his Masters in Divinity in 2012. He serves as President of the House of Concern and is a member of the Board of Pathway Home, Seneca Community Players and the Women's Interfaith Institute. His wife, Karen, is Executive Director of the United Way of Seneca County. They have two daughters. Marika, who has a Masters in vocal performance from Ithaca College, teaches high school chorus and lives in South Windsor, CT, and still manages to perform on occasion. Her husband, Josh teaches high school science. They have a daughter, Linnaea. Lorienne lives with her husband Alessandro in Brogliano, Italy where she teaches dance and performs and teaches Internationally.