Pastor Jordon LeBlanc
Pastor Jordon comes to us from sunny Canada, where it's summer all the time! Jordon graduated from Kingswood University (Bethany Bible College) in April 2007. After graduating, he did what any college grad would want to do: get married. He married Jennifer Addison from Syracuse, New York.
Jordon and Jennifer moved to Cadyville in June 2016 after serving in the Southern Tier for five years as youth and discipleship pastor.
Jordon is a self-proclaimed (among others...) nerd, enjoying computers, web-design, Star Wars and other nerd-like things. He also enjoys music (playing and listening to), movies, and going for long walks on the beach.
He also has a passion for God and for people. His hope that Cadyville Wesleyan will be a church that reaches all kinds of people and brings them the awesome, life-changing news that God loves them! He also has a passion for worship and hopes to see people grow in their relationship with God through worship, both on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.
Favorite Bible Verse: “God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” - Romans 5:20-21
Favorite Quote: "The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable” - Brennan Manning
Favorite Book: Hard to say. Repenting of Religion by Gregory Boyd, Spiritual Direction by Henri Nouwen, Surprised by Hope (and practically anything else Wright has written) by N.T. Wright, The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and several others have made lasting impacts on me.
Favorite Movie: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back... or Newsies
Favorite Snack: (Canadian snack) No-Name Ketchup Chips. (American snack): Pretty much anything salty.
Favorite Food: Hard to say, but I make a mean hickory-smoked brisket (beef, for those of you not in the know).
Favorite Drink: Cold Drink: I try to avoid it, but real sugar Pepsi. Hot Drink: Any good, freshly-roasted coffee.
Favorite Restaurant: How can I choose one? Here are a few!
Aleka’s- a little Greek food restaurant in Plattsburgh.
Smoke Signals- a BBQ restaurant in Lake Placid. If you can’t try my brisket, try theirs!
Romano’s- a bowling alley/bar/restaurant in Saranac Lake. Their Buffalo wings are incredible!
What you wish people knew about you: I love to laugh. Best way to get to know me is to do something that we can laugh together through.
What you wish people knew about God: God's hope for you isn't about trying harder and doing better. He's offered us freedom that can change us. It's not about trying, but about embracing the gift that he is giving us because of Jesus!
Pastor Franklin HerrNeckar
Pastor Franklin comes to us from Corning, NY in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Originally he is from Waterbury, Connecticut but moved to New York in his early teenage years. Franklin originally went to Corning Community College and Alfred State where he majored in information technology (IT). He spent 7 years working in IT before being called into the ministry after attending a youth leaders conference in Indiana. He left his job in 2015 and attended Houghton College full time and received his bachelors in theology.
One month after graduating, he married the love of his life Sarah Hurley of Sayre, Pennsylvania. After returning from their honeymoon, they both started a new adventure together and made the move to Plattsburgh in July 2018. (Talk about a lot of change all at once)! Prior to getting married and moving, they both served as youth leaders in the Southern Tier.
Franklin is what some might call an uber nerd (editor’s note: compared to Pastor Jordon’s just plain nerdery). He enjoys computers, table top games, anime, all things that start with Star (i.e. Wars and Trek), and the Marvel universe. He also enjoys being outdoors and spending time near or on the lake especially when sailboats are involved.
He has a passion for youth and family ministry as he believes that it is important to provide both children and teens with the proper tools to develop and grow their own relationship with God. Having come from a background in information technology, he also has a passion for using those skills to build God’s kingdom.
Favorite Bible Verse: “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT
Favorite Movie: The Terminal… it’s weird, I know.
Favorite Superhero: that’s SO hard but if I had to choose it would be Iron Man for Marvel and Green Lantern for DC
Favorite Snack: Garlic Stuffed Olives (give me ALL the garlic!!)
Favorite Food: Eggplant Parmesan (or anything with garlic)
Favorite Drink: Mountain Dew Voltage (sponsored by youth pastor’s everywhere)
Favorite Restaurant: Moonies (one of the top places in the nation to get great Mac ‘n Cheese, I miss being near one!)
Favorite Hobby: It’s hard to pick just one thing, but most often I can be found playing WarHammer 40K at the game shop, playing video games, or tinkering around with my RC planes and drones.
What you wish people knew about you: I can relate to most people, one way or another. I am a super nerd (I have watched everyone episode of Star Trek) but I also grew up on a farm (I spent my summers bailing hay and raising dinner). Also I’m an Eagle Scout.
What you wish people knew about God: He loves us so much and He wants us to carry out that love to the rest of the world.