Our Pastors

James Swanson - Lead Pastor

James and his wife, Joan and their family moved to Rome in October of 2021. James has been in ministry for over 35 years as a youth pastor, assistant pastor and lead pastor. Joan is an education studies professor at Franklin Pierce University. The Swansons have four children and six grandchildren.

Email: PastorJames@romewes.org

Phone: (315) 980-0020


Jon Blanchard - Assistant Pastor

Jon assists with preaching, teaching, pastoral care and leading worship. He has extensive schooling in youth ministry and he loves to minister to students and young adults through media, one-on-one contact and events. He is also a worship leader on Sunday mornings. Jon and his wife Jocelyn have five children - Jeremy, Jayna, Jordyn, Jessica and Joanna. Jocelyn is a licensed social worker.

Email: PastorJon@romewes.org

Phone: (518) 774-1889