Staff & Leadership

Our Pastoral Staff and Leadership

Pastor Robert Shepitka

Pastor Robert and his wife, Isabelle, reside in Latham, NY. They have a great love for the regional church and wish to see it strengthened by a return to the centrality of Christ. They have a love for all people and desire to see the transformation of individuals and communities for the glory of God.

Pastor Paul Vidulich

Paul Vidulich was born in Amsterdam, NY. He was married to his dear wife, Candy, for 35 years until her passing in 2021. He has two married daughters.

Pastor Paul was ordained to pastoral ministry in 1981 and has served in several churches in Upstate New York and Kansas City, MO. Today he resides in Cohoes, NY, and serves on the Pastoral Team at Light of the World Christian Church.

Jillian Fawcett

Children's Ministry Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Jillian serves as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator and Administrative Assistant in the church office. She has been a member of Light of the World for over six years and came on staff in 2020. She has a passion for the Word of God and loves teaching young children how to live out His Word every day. 

Susan Bahlatzis

Director, Noah's Ark Preschool

Susan is the Director of Noah’s Ark Preschool and is very passionate about early childhood education and supporting families of preschoolers. Noah’s Ark has been serving the community for over 25 years. With her team of outstanding teachers, they provide a safe, developmentally appropriate and happy learning environment for all the children who attend.

Julie Litwin

Assistant Director, Teacher, Noah's Ark Preschool

Julie Litwin began her work with Noah’s Ark Preschool in 2005. She is the Assistant Director of the program as well as a teacher. Julie works to ensure that the school year runs smoothly by coordinating and developing creative, school-wide curriculum, and managing the school’s annual Bowlathon fundraiser. Her greatest joy is to inspire curiosity, compassion, and a love of learning in children. Julie has a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration.

Bill Bahlatzis

Facilities Coordinator, Light of the World & Noah's Ark Preschool

Bill Bahlatzis has been overseeing the daily facility maintenance of the church and preschool for over a decade. Bill also oversees the upkeep of the 10 acres of land where the church and preschool are located.