Here is the team. We are privileged to serve this church community and look forward to meeting you.
Andrew Chamberlin, Lead Pastor
Andrew is the Lead Pastor at Youngstown Metro Church. Andrew grew up in Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. At the age of 17 he moved to Madrid, Spain with his parents to be missionaries. Upon graduation from high school in Spain he attended and is a graduate of Liberty University with a MBA and BA in Religion. He is currently working on MDiv. He is married to Michelle, and they have three kids, Bailey, Beckett, and Banks. He enjoys sports, hanging out and traveling.
Brent Beck, Associate Pastor
Brent is the Associate Pastor of Youngstown Metro Church. Being a lifelong Youngstown resident, Brent graduated from South Range in 2006, and currently resides in Austintown area with his wife of 7 years and 2 children. Brent has earned his BA in Christian Ministries from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing his mDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been serving in ministry for 9 years and has a passion to preach/teach God's Word, and currently oversees church operations to ensure staff and ministries are equipped to serve the church body. Brent is also serves as an active member on the Mahoning Valley YoungLife Committee Board, partner with FCA, and among a large network of local Pastors and leaders all working together to reach students across the Central and Northeast Ohio.
Tracie Fellows, Financial Secretary
Tracie serves as the Financial Secretary to Youngstown Metro Church. She was born and raised in Youngstown, and has been a member of the Metro family since very early on. Christ redeemed her at the age of 15. She is wife to Jesse and mom to Halo. She helps run Jesse David Salon and sells her crocheted creations through her hobby-business, Halo ‘n Stitches. She enjoys having fun with her family, watching movies, and adding to her tattoo collection. Any free moment, you will find her contentedly curled up on the couch lost in a good book.
Shane Pelanda, Vice-Chair Elder
Shane is one of the Elders at Youngstown Metro Church primarily focusing on teaching and preaching as well as other aspects of discipleship. He and his wife of 9 years Jessie both teach small groups and have a passion for personal discipleship. Shane grew up in the church and gave his life to Jesus in high school on a mission trip. Over time he developed a passion for Theology and studying Scripture, the defense of the Faith, and the teaching and preaching of Scripture.
Jesse Fellows, Elder
Jesse is one one of the elders at Youngstown Metro Church serving as a music director, men's ministry coordinator, and small group leader. Jesse has been married to his beautiful wife, Tracie, for 13 years. They have a wonderfully spirited 6-year-old daughter, Halo, who has been a blessing to their family since they adopted her at birth. Jesse has been a hairstylist for 15 years. He owns and operates Jesse David Salon, which gives him the opportunity build deep relationships and invest in the lives of his clientele. Jesse enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing songs and creating music, coloring and cutting hair, lifting weights, yard-work, food, tattoos, and serving others. Jesse does not enjoy long walks on the beach... No offense beach
Nathan Stauffer, Elder
Nathan has been involved with this church community since the early days of only 20 people or so meeting in a coffee house. His primary role from the beginning has been as a musician and worship leader, although he has worn some other hats through the years as well. Nathan is currently serving as one of the elders. As one of the "metro originals," Nathan has seen this church community go through many phases - both positive and negative - and can honestly say that he is excited about the direction of this ministry. God has provided us with a solid foundation of great people, and it is clear He is equipping us to have a great impact in proclaiming His gospel to those around us.