Our Leadership | Starpoint Church

Dr. Roscoe Lilly

Lead & Founding Pastor

Pastor Roscoe started Starpoint Church after God gave him a vision and a passion for helping people in Upstate New York meet Jesus. He is a gifted communicator who each week shares God’s word and its practical application in our daily lives. In his free time he loves any type of fishing, hunting, working with his bees, and spending time with his sweet family. Living in upstate New York provides him with more opportunities than time to enjoy this beautiful world God created. Pastor Roscoe holds a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University in Religion with a minor in Business. He also has a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Divinity Degree. He earned his Doctorate in 2013. He is married to his best friend, Maryanna, and they have 3 beautiful children. Super-Important to Know: He writes with his left hand but does everything else with his right hand!

Parker Cunningham

Worship Pastor

Parker grew up in the Capital Region and has been leading worship and serving within the local church since he was a child. Parker’s love for music and worship leading grew throughout his middle and high school years. Parker married his high school sweetheart Maggie in 2018. In 2020 the couple moved to Phoenix, Arizona so that Parker could study Worship Arts at Hillsong College. Parker continued leading worship throughout his time in Arizona and at Hillsong College. Maggie and Parker had their son in 2023, and their hearts longed to be near family, and for God to open the door for Parker to start working in full time ministry.

Kevin Brustle

Creative Arts Pastor

Pastor Kevin is a native of the Capital District and has a bachelors degree in Music Education.  Kevin has been a worship pastor for almost 20 years serving in multiple ministries and churches in the Capital Reign. He and his wife, April have 4 children, including twins! He enjoys movies, hiking and food of all kinds.  He is passionate in helping people grow closer to God and experience the joyful, amazing life that God has for each and every person.

Chad Clem

Discipleship Pastor

Pastor Chad is originally from Alabama.  After graduating high school in central Florida, he attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY.  He then attended Liberty University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies.  He’s also a certified Mental Health Coach.  He’s served the Capital Region as a pastor for 20 years and he and his wife Leah, have 3 amazing children and have been married since 2000.  He enjoys all things gardening and Alabama football. 

Ernie Schenk

Care Pastor

Pastor Ernie was born in Fort Myers, FL and moved to upstate NY when he was 9. After graduating high school he proudly served his country for three years in the U.S. Army. He married his high school sweetheart, Amie in 1991. He graduated from Houghton College in 1996 and his first child, James was born in 1997. He settled down in Niskayuna, NY in 1999 and was graced with Daniel in 2005 and Elizabeth in 2011. After serving at a church in Niskayuna for fourteen years, God led Ernie and his family to Starpoint in 2013. Super-Important to Know: Ernie makes a mean chili!

Maryanna Lilly 

Connections Director

Maryanna felt called to start a church even as a teenager, so after graduating from Liberty University with a major in Psychology and minor in Youth Ministries, and marrying her husband Roscoe, they moved to New York to start Starpoint Church. Maryanna has a deep love for music, serving as the worship leader for the church in the early years, and then translating that passion into a women’s night of worship called Bloom. During the week Maryanna loves helping people get connected at Starpoint, and creating the welcoming and loving atmosphere the church is known for. She and Roscoe have 3 beautiful children which are the light of their lives! Super-Important to know about Maryanna is that she has a contagious laugh and great sense of humor, so she will never shy away from a good practical joke or finding a reason to celebrate life. She is also a Disney nut!

Emily Del Grosso

Office Manager

Emily is one of the first Starpoint babies! Her parents, Rich & Liz, raised her alongside our church and developed a desire within her to serve in the church and the community. Emily is a 2024 graduate from Liberty University where she studied graphic design and women’s ministry. Even though she only spent 4 years in Virginia, “y’all” will always be a part of her vocabulary. After interning at Starpoint for 3 years during her summer break, Emily has made her way back to New York and is ready to call this place home once again. 

Claire Walton

Ministry Coordinator

Claire grew up in the Capital District and after 15 years living in Connecticut is excited to be back.  Claire got an education degree from Canisius College before marrying her high school prom date in 2003.  She is kept busy at home by her twin boys and daughter.  She loves using her background in education to teach in the children’s ministry here.  Claire’s favorite place to be is Brant Lake, home to her family’s vacation house.

Grettel Wong

Kids Director

After growing up in Colombia, Grettel has lived in the Capital District for 22 years, and she has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She and her husband, Ruben, have two wonderful daughters, Isabella and Sofia. God led Grettel and her family to Starpoint Church in the Summer of 2021, and she immediately felt called to serve. While volunteering as a greeter, Grettel discovered she is not the introvert she thought she was and truly enjoys meeting people and getting to know them. She loves a good cup of French-pressed coffee and long conversations at the dinner table.

Clyde Ronk

Community Service Director

Clyde is passionate about serving the community, especially the homeless.  He is a retired pharmacist who now spends his free time on his hobbies of playing music and classic cars.

Jim Adams

Facilities Grounds and Maintenance

Jim is a native of Pennsylvania.  It is where he met his wife and started a family. Jim has been coming to Starpoint since 2013 when they moved to this area.  You might catch him driving around in his classic muscle car.