Pastor Pete & Nicki Maclauchlan
Pete was born in Rochester, NY, moved throughout Central NY, and spent his teen years in the Horseheads/Elmira area, where he became connected with the Wesleyan Church. It was through Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads that he became a follower of Christ, began to serve in ministry, realized God’s call on his life to pastoral ministry, and met his wife Nicki.
Pete graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Arts in Christian Ministry. Following graduation, Pete accepted an Assistant Pastor position in Kalamazoo, Michigan as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor. Pete was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in the fall of 2008. In August of 2009, Pete accepted an Assistant Pastor position at Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads, NY focusing on Worship, Small Groups, Young Adults, and Connections. Pete and Nicki were married in the summer of 2005 and have four daughters – Isabella, Lillian, Olivia, & Emilia.
Pete’s favorite verse is Romans 12.1-2, “Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and prove what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
Pete is passionate about preaching, worship, and serving alongside others in being the Salt & Light in the world that Jesus called us to be.