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Our Church Leadership

Bellewood is a church led by the congregation. All members are ministers and have both a say in how we work and a part in what we do. Members serve on various committees and ministry teams that make what we do at Bellewood and through Bellewood possible. The direction and planning of the church is guided by our Church Council. This council is made up of a cross section of our members, making the most of the gifted individuals God has placed in our church.

Our Pastor

Matt Hallenbeck has been our pastor since 2005. He is married to Kristen and together they have three boys; Matthew, Ian, and Will and two little girls, Marin and Bridget. Matt grew up in Central New York, graduating from Notre Dame High School in Utica. After serving with the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., attending college in Tennessee, completing graduate work in Georgia, pastoring in Alaska, and serving as an Army chaplain at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he is glad to be home. As he pastors the church at Bellewood, he also serves as the North Syracuse Police Chaplain and is a Chaplain with the Air National Guard at Hancock Field in Syracuse. His passion is to help make a place where people can connect with each other and with God.

Our Music Leaders

Our music during worship is led by Sarah and Lance Bradstreet. When Lance is not playing the piano, (or basketball) he is an electrical engineer. Sarah runs her own business, writing high school curriculum and and loves acting in the theater. They have two wonderful little girls, Lily and Annabelle, and an awesome little boy, Ollie.