Rev. Nancy Leport
Rev. Leport is an ordained American Baptist
Pastor, certified Interim Minister, spiritual director, and board certified life design coach who works with busy women who
are feeling overwhelmed by all that they do and with clergy who are feeling stressed by the demands of the pastorate.
She also leads retreats and workshops for congregations on communication skills, personality type and church growth.
A graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, she has served as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Le
Roy, and interim at Hilton Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Chili, First Baptist Church of East Aurora and The
She and her husband Chuck, a retired Presbyterian pastor, recently moved from LeRoy to Rochester
and are enjoying their seven children and 11 great-grandchildren.
Director of Music
Sue Feuerherm is the organist and choir director. Sue has been with Ogden Baptist
Church since 1988. She was classically trained in piano by her Grandmother, Anna Sorokti. Sue began playing piano when she
was 9 years old and has been playing piano and singing in church since she was a teenager. Sue participated in Concert Choir
while in high school and Women's Choir in college. She plays piano at the Johnson House in Churchville, Adams Basin United
Methodist Church and for weddings and funerals in the community.
"I was so thrilled to be asked to accompany
and direct the choir here at Ogden Baptist. It has been a rewarding experience for me. I've learned a lot,
made wonderful friends, challenged the choir with some difficult and lovely pieces, and always give them the summers off to
recover. One of my dearest and fondest memories was to have the choir sing at Eric's and my wedding. It was Handel's
'Hallelujah Chorus', sung when we were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Eric Feuerherm and I will NEVER forget that moment!"
Director of Children's Ministry / Administrative Assistant
Ms. Dale Shonk is the Director of Children’s
Ministry at Ogden Baptist Church and has been a part of the Ogden Baptist family since 2014. She has recently taken up the Administrative Assistant duies
in the office along with being Director
of Children's Ministries. She holds an Associates degree in Business Administration with
a minor focus in education and psychology. She is currently attending the Theological Certificate program at Northeastern Seminary through
Roberts Wesleyan College. Local to the Rochester area, Ms. Dale enjoys walking
her dog in Black Creek Park, reading books and spending time camping with her family in the Adirondacks.