About Us

Essentials About Us, Our Beliefs, and Our Practices

Photo of person passing communion tray.
1 Corinthians 11:27-31 - Communion is a regular opportunity for the body of Christ in the struggle against sin to pause and meditate on their need for the Lord’s grace, asking for forgiveness, and keeping “short accounts” before the Lord.

OUR TEAM

Pastor Jack Wilson and family

Pastor Jack Wilson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Jack is celebrating 20 years of full-time pastoral ministry.  He was called as Senior Pastor of Waterdam Church in 2005.  Pastor Jack graduated with honors from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio in 1998 with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling.  Before being called into the ministry Jack worked as a Preload Supervisor for 7 years at UPS while getting a Bachelor’s Degree at Ohio University.  Hobbies:  Hang out with my family, golf, watch Lord of the Rings.  Pastor Jack and his wife Melissa have three daughters, Meredith, Hannah, and Kate.

Interim Youth Director Scott MacLeod

Scott MacLeod

Interim Youth Director

Scott and his wife Melissa have attended Waterdam Church for several years. Scott graduated from Geneva College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Communication and from California University of PA in 2012 with a Masters of Elementary Education Degree. Scott worked as an Interim Youth Director at Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin for about a year. He then went on to serve as the full-time Youth Director at the Homestead United Presbyterian Church for 15 years. Scott’s father was the Pastor there for 35 years and his mother worked in the music ministry. Scott and Melissa have served faithfully alongside our team of volunteers in our Preschool, VBS, and Youth ministries. Scott and Melissa are proud parent of Ian, a member of the Waterdam Youth Group.

Assistant Pastor Dan Finnell and family

Pastor Dan Finnell

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Dan answered the call to full-time ministry after 20 years of sales. He completed a bachelor of Divinity degree from the Christian Leaders College in 2018.  Pastor Dan enjoys learning about people and their walk with the Lord over a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza.  He and his wife Jenn are proud parents of Dylan and Reagan. 

Andrew Natanel - Children's Ministry Director

Andrew Natanel

Children's Ministry Director
Marge Zielinski - Church Office Manager

Marge Zielinski

Church Office Manager

OUR TEAM

Pastor Jack Wilson and family

Pastor Jack Wilson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Jack is celebrating 20 years of full-time pastoral ministry.  He was called as Senior Pastor of Waterdam Church in 2005.  Pastor Jack graduated with honors from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio in 1998 with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling.  Before being called into the ministry Jack worked as a Preload Supervisor for 7 years at UPS while getting a Bachelor’s Degree at Ohio University.  Hobbies:  Hang out with my family, golf, watch Lord of the Rings.  Pastor Jack and his wife Melissa have three daughters, Meredith, Hannah, and Kate.

Assistant Pastor Dan Finnell and family

Pastor Dan Finnell

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Dan answered the call to full-time ministry after 20 years of sales. He completed a bachelor of Divinity degree from the Christian Leaders College in 2018.  Pastor Dan enjoys learning about people and their walk with the Lord over a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza.  He and his wife Jenn are proud parents of Dylan and Reagan. 

Interim Youth Director Scott MacLeod

Scott MacLeod

Interim Youth Director

Scott and his wife Melissa have attended Waterdam Church for several years. Scott graduated from Geneva College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Communication and from California University of PA in 2012 with a Masters of Elementary Education Degree. Scott worked as an Interim Youth Director at Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin for about a year. He then went on to serve as the full-time Youth Director at the Homestead United Presbyterian Church for 15 years. Scott’s father was the Pastor there for 35 years and his mother worked in the music ministry. Scott and Melissa have served faithfully alongside our team of volunteers in our Preschool, VBS, and Youth ministries. Scott and Melissa are proud parent of Ian, a member of the Waterdam Youth Group.

Andrew Natanel - Children's Ministry Director

Andrew Natanel

Children's Ministry Director
Marge Zielinski - Church Office Manager

Marge Zielinski

Church Office Manager