Pastor Jesse Miller
Jesse Miller serves as the Lead Pastor of City Lights Church. Jesse received his bachelors degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College. Since completing his degree Jesse has served in a variety of ministry roles. While in college he served as youth pastor and worship leader of a church plant in South Central Pennsylvania. After marrying his wife Ashley in August of 2007 Jesse took a staff position at Harvest Chapel in Abbosttown, Pa. After serving on staff at Harvest Chapel Jesse and Ashley felt the call to launch out and begin City Lights Church Scranton. Their passion is to see a church in Scranton proclaiming the love and grace of Jesus Christ and to be a church that funtions as a family of believers and not as attendees.
Pastor Jared Ruddy
Jared is the Founding Pastor at City Lights, casting vision and direction for the church. Originally from Scranton, Jared moved to south central Pa with his family at a young age, but felt the call to return to Scranton and plant City Lights Church for the advancement of the Gospel in the city. Jared views the church as a city inside of the city, a place of refuge and renewal. It is those that are called out of society to be sent back in with the amazing message of God’s grace. Jared has spent two years as an itinerant minister in the U.S. and abroad before starting City Lights Church. He has recently resumed his calling as an itinerant minister and has founded refreshresources.com to help other believers discover their spiritual gifts and to grow in their understanding of God.
Joe Bour serves as the Children’s Director at City Lights. Joe grew up in Northeastern PA and graduated from Valley View High School. After graduating from Valley Forge Christian College (now the University of Valley Forge) with a degree in education, he is currently a ninth grade English teacher at Mid Valley High School. After collage, Joe has volunteered in a variety of ministry roles from including Children, Youth and Young Adults. When City Lights Church was planted in Scranton, Joe felt a call to be a part of this church plant and be involved in bringing the light and love of the Gospel to his hometown. Joe’s vision is to inspire the children of this area to find love and faith in Christ.
Ben serves as an elder and at City Lights Church. Ben grew up in Taneytown Maryland and attended a Bible school in South Carolina. Most recently served as a youth/ worship leader in his hometown. Ben joined the City Lights team in its early stages and moved to Scranton in 2010 to help launch the church. In 2011 he married his wife Crystal.
Martin Seybold serves as an elder at City Lights Church. Martin was born and raised in Germany. In 1986 he moved to Naples, FL where he was a very involved member at New Hope Church and completed of their year long School of Ministries course. Martin now lives with his wife, Keely and 2 daughters on their farm in Lake Ariel, PA. Being a part of City Lights leadership team is fulfilling for Martin and he is excited to be a part of a church following God’s leading to reach the people of northeast Pennsylvania.
Ryan Ferretti serves as an elder at City Lights Church. Ryan grew up in Wilkes-Barre and attended college in Maryland and West Virginia where he pursued his love of baseball. In 2005 he found Christ. Ryan and his wife, Amy, live in Hanover Township with their daughters, Evelyn and Hannah, and love being a part of the City Lights family. Ryan hopes to help others feel welcome at City Lights Church.