As you have heard, Pastor Ken Nash will be leaving Watermark Wesleyan in March in order to move his family back to Michigan. He shared that it has been hard to live away from relatives and their support as he and his family raise a child with special needs. We will miss Pastor Ken very much; please be praying for them on this journey!


As we look to the future of Watermark Wesleyan, our Church Board has put forth a candidate for Lead Pastor: Paul Gartley. In the next few weeks, we will have several opportunities to hear from him about his calling and vision for the future. Below is a timeline of key dates. Please join us in person or online.


Tuesday, January 19: Town Hall with Pastor Paul Gartley

6:30-8 pm

McKinley Worship Center (33% capacity) or via Zoom

The Zoom link has been emailed. Please check your folders for an email from Kristen Farrell. If you didn’t receive it, please contact Kristin Armstrong.


If you have a question for Pastor Paul to be addressed during the Town Hall, please email it to


Sunday, January 24: Pastor Paul speaks to all campuses during Sunday services about the vision for Watermark Wesleyan going forward



In accordance with the procedures outlined in The Wesleyan Discipline, the Local Board of Administration is recommending Pastor Paul Gartley for an initial two year call. Voting will open after the Town Hall meeting. The voting will be open to all; however, the official count will be based on church members only. Please email Kristen Farrell, the LBA Vice Chair, if you have questions regarding this vote.

  • Online voting will close Sunday, January 24, at 5 pm. If you do not receive an email link to vote and would like one, please contact Kristin Armstrong.
  • Paper ballots will be due back to the central office by Monday, January 25, at noon. If you need a paper ballot, please call (716) 649-6335.


In case you missed the correspondence about this transition, below are the letters that were sent to the congregation:

January 11 Board letter

January 4 Ken’s letter


*Please note: we are using a mass email delivery system to send out communications, and these may end up in spam folders or the Promotions or Updates tab in Gmail. Please check your folders for emails from Kristen Farrell.


If you missed the video of Pastor Paul on Sunday, January 17, here it is in its entirety: