Our Leadership | Starpoint Church

Dr. Roscoe Lilly

Lead & Founding Pastor

roscoe@starpoint.church 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!

Tom Madison

Worship Arts Pastor

tom@starpoint.church Pastor Tom was born in Portsmouth VA and raised in Syracuse NY. He’s been trying and playing different instruments since he was in middle school. Tom graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Worship Music and Songwriting. During his time there he had the opportunity to travel the country and lead worship at various churches and events. He believes music reaches people where they are and hopes to point others to Jesus through this expression. In his free time Tom loves kiteboarding, snowboarding, long boarding, wake boarding…basically things with boards. Oh, and sometimes music 🙂 In June of 2017, Pastor Tom married to his beautiful wife, Rebecca, who is a leader in Starpoint’s Children’s Ministry. Super-Important to Know: His favorite pants are joggers. Do you know what joggers are?

Kelley Johnson

Children’s Ministry Director

kelley@starpoint.church Kelley grew up in Stockton, MD, a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her college years were spent at Virginia Tech, where she met her husband, Rich. After graduating, she taught high school chemistry until they moved to Florida and had their first daughter, Rachel. Almost four years later, their second daughter, Katherine, was born. Four years after that they moved to New York and started attending Starpoint. Kelley is so thankful for the impact Starpoint has had on her children and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of our church family. She now dedicates her time and talents making sure every child’s time at Starpoint is the best hour of their week!

Dom Cecconie

Student Ministry Director

Dom@starpoint.church Dom grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY and attended Davis College. He believes the best way to help someone is to help them know Jesus, and he is passionate about helping our teens know Him. Dom loves sports, hiking, and especially the Boston Red Sox.

Kristen Burke

Connections Director

kristen@starpoint.church Kristen first came to Starpoint in 2004 after reading an article about the church in the Daily Gazette. Since then she has served our church in a variety of roles, and is currently helping people connect to our church, to each other, and to God. In her free time Kristen enjoys reading, working out, playing with her dog and going on road trips with her family. She has a Master’s from SUNY Albany in ESL and is a former HS Spanish teacher. She and her husband, Andy, live in Ballston Spa and have 2 daughters. Super-Important to Know: Kristen loves grammar. It’s a little weird.

Ernie Schenk

Care Pastor

ernie@starpoint.church  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!

Claire Walton

Office Manager

claire@starpoint.church  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.
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