Our Staff

Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman​
Zehao Bai

Lead Pastor

I am a shepherd, leader, theologian, presence, advocate, and peacemaker for the Church and Child Care Center. Spiritual direction and discipleship are two of my interests; without a good sense of who you are - you have neither the will nor the way to follow Jesus. 

Worship leadership and preaching are my other passions. I have sat in churches where I was bored to death.

If God is boring, something is not right!!  Good, solid theology, Biblical study, and a bit of humor to engage and draw us to hear with new ears what God has done, is doing, and will do in our lives and in the world, is what we need.



Debbie comes to us from the Rochester area as she and her husband have recently moved to Grand Island along with their 4 teenage kids, 2 cats, and a dog. She brings exciting energy and administrative and managerial skills that enhance our mission.  


Debbie is in the office Monday through Thursday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Administrative Assistant

Kim has been a member of St. Timothy's for most of her life and is glad to have this opportunity to further serve the church. She is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook and is working toward launching a blog about how to live well while chronically ill.

Organist and Choir Director

Nicholas Zehao Bai began his journey with piano as early as three years old, and made his debut concert at the age of 14 at the City Hall of Wuhai, China.


In 2012, Zehao came to the US, where he received his Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina. He is now pursuing his Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music.


As an active soloist, Zehao was invited to play at various cities in China and the US, and is the prize winner of many competitions. 


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Church Phone: (716) 773-4400

Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman



Child Care: (716) 773-9249

Director Joelle Waters  


1453 Staley Rd
Grand Island, NY 14072

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