Meet The Team

Jon and Shelby North

Chuck and Robin Freeman

Lead Pastor

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jon and Shelby moved down to the Cortland area in 2014 to start Believers' Chapel Cortland. They have a large heart for the community and the college as well. They have the vision to see Cortland County be transformed by the Gospel. Jon had served as the BCY youth pastor for several years before making the transition down to Cortland to plant the church. Jon has his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and his Master's degree in Religion and Leaderhship from Liberty University. Shelby has her Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education and is currently a local Elementary school teacher. 
Chuck graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Communications in 1976 and attended Melodyland School of Theology. Chuck has been an ordained minister for 30 years and involved in ministry for over 35 years. His years in ministry has lead him around the world and has served in various positions, including: associate pastor in Mt. Morris, NY, senior pastor in North Canton, OH and in Cortland, NY, Associate Director of Teen World Outreach with Elim Fellowship and Dean of Men/Instructor of Youth Ministry/Founder and director of Youthforce at Elim Bible Institute. Chuck was also co-founder and lead pastor of Mosaic in Cortland before its transition to Believers’ Chapel Cortland. Robin is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been an Elementary teacher and currently runs the infant room at a local daycare. Married since 1985, they have 3 adult children.
Emily Putman
Emily has been serving as our worship leader for three years. She grew up in Eugene, Oregon and moved here to attend SUNY Cortland and compete on the gymnastics team. However, as she arrived in Cortland God had other plans for her. Feeling the call to ministry she laid down something that had been a large part of her life up until this point in gymnastics to serve God and the local church. Emily has a huge heart for God and people and longs to see God worshipped in our lives not just during our services but also in every aspect of our life! Emily was married to Zach Putman in 2017!
Worship Director
Ashley Morell
Ashley moved to Cortland in 2005 to pursue her Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education and graduated with it in 2009. Her and her high school sweetheart Mark were married in 2010 and have two beautiful children. Ashley and Mark were one of the first families to be a part of our church in 2014! We are so happy that in 2018 we were able to bring her on staff as our Administrator.   

Libby Camp
Libby grew up most of her life right here in Cortland County. She has her Associate's degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Cobleskill and is currently finishing up her Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation at SUNY Cortland. Libby has an absolutely amazing heart for Jesus and kids! She has worked at several different camps that work with kids! Libby stepped into the role as the kid’s director here at the church in the beginning of 2018 and the ministry has grown since then!  
Kids Director