About Us

Essentials About Us, Our Beliefs, and Our Practices

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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

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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.

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Pastor Jack Wilson and family.

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 and is enrolled in the MDiv program at the Reformed Baptist Seminary.  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.

 

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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 the proud parents of Ian, a member of the Waterdam Youth Group.

 

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Andrew Natanel

Children's Ministry Director

Andrew is from the (very far) East coast. He moved to Seattle WA from Indonesia in 1995 as a high school sophomore. After venturing into many majors, he graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Washington and was employed as an Oil and Gas drilling tool designer. Andrew met his wife Nike in Indonesia. Their relationship bloomed when Nike moved to Houston TX to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education. In 2004 they decided to tie the knot. They are blessed with Ashley, Allison, and Ava as part of God’s training program. In 2010, they moved to Pittsburgh. In 2020 Andrew completed a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership & Education at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). His mission is to raise godly families for God’s glory. His passion is in transforming men and women into world-class spouses and parents. He loves playing basketball and the bass guitar. His two favorite books are “Grace Awakening” by Chuck Swindoll and “Decision Making and the Will of God” by Gary Friesen.

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Marge Zielinski

Church Office Manager

OUR TEAM

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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.

Email Pastor Jack

Pastor Jack Wilson and family.

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 and is enrolled in the MDiv program at the Reformed Baptist Seminary.  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.

 

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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 the proud parents of Ian, a member of the Waterdam Youth Group.

 

Email Scott

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Andrew Natanel

Children's Ministry Director

Andrew is from the (very far) East coast. He moved to Seattle WA from Indonesia in 1995 as a high school sophomore. After venturing into many majors, he graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Washington and was employed as an Oil and Gas drilling tool designer. Andrew met his wife Nike in Indonesia. Their relationship bloomed when Nike moved to Houston TX to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education. In 2004 they decided to tie the knot. They are blessed with Ashley, Allison, and Ava as part of God’s training program. In 2010, they moved to Pittsburgh. In 2020 Andrew completed a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership & Education at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). His mission is to raise godly families for God’s glory. His passion is in transforming men and women into world-class spouses and parents. He loves playing basketball and the bass guitar. His two favorite books are “Grace Awakening” by Chuck Swindoll and “Decision Making and the Will of God” by Gary Friesen.

Email Andrew

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Marge Zielinski

Church Office Manager