I.T. Staff

Gary Farnham / Information Services Director | email

Gary builds and maintains Family Life’s IT infrastructure, including Web servers, data warehousing, Internet streaming, and many other applications. Database administration is a significant part of Gary's daily work, along with patch management, user administration, and IT support.

Gary was raised in a Christian family, and is thankful that his parents hauled him and his brother, Tim, 30 miles to church every week. Gary believed in Christ as a young boy, but at age 17, finally accepted him as Lord of his life.

Beginning his technical trek fresh out of high school, Gary worked as a mechanic for a boat marina on Lake Erie. His computer hobby turned into a career 14 years later when he was hired as computer technician for Sector One Computer. That eventually led to an IT job in the banking industry, where Gary worked for seven years until a bank merger displaced most of the IT department. For the first time in his life, Gary was jobless. It was some 6 months later when his pastor mentioned a job opening at Family Life - a place, Gary says, that gave meaning to his work, It’s truly amazing how God works.

Gary has been married to his high school sweetheart, Ruth, for over 40 years. They have three adult children with grandchildren. Gary loves woodworking, hunting, fishing and sitting on the porch with his wife.

Jamie Heale / Technical Director, Studio Engineer | email

Jamie works in the IT and engineering department at Family Life.  His job duties cover fixing and maintaining equipment to replacing and purchasing new equipment.  Jamie is also sound engineer for some of Family Life’s productions.  He enjoys the diversity of his job and the ability to take on new challenges.

Jamie came to Family Life in 2008 from Dayton, OH.  A native to WNY, he moved to the Dayton area for college and was then hired at Cox Radio, where he did many different jobs, ranging from Board Operator, to Traffic Assistant, and ending up as Assistant Engineer.

In early 2008, Jamie received an email from his sister about a job at Family Life.  After much prayer and talking with his wife, Jamie accepted the position.  He had been thinking about switching into ministry and the job at Family Life seemed to fit his skills and talents perfectly.

Jamie and his wife Amy live in Bath, NY with their 3 sons, Bryan, Zachary and Christopher.  He enjoys hiking and being outdoors with his family.  He also loves playing the string bass.

Lance Rohr / Webmaster / Mobile App Developer | email

Working in the IT Department, Lance brings a vast knowledge of Web programming and coding to the Family Life team. Having his fingers on a keyboard for the better part of his life, Lance loves a good challenge and is always looking to the future with eyes in search of the latest technologies.

Lance grew up in a Catholic family, but didn’t accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior until age 40. After the birth of his daughter, Lance occasionally attended church, but it wasn’t until the death of two extended family members that he accepted the Lord at Breesport Baptist Church.

Lance has worked in the world of IT for nearly 20 years and is proficient in multiple computer languages ranging from Basic to ASP.net. He’s also held positions in network security, computer decoding, and has owned small businesses to market his skills in computer repair and Web design.

Wanting to serve the Lord more with his profession, Lance began helping out with the church website. His desire to be in full-time ministry grew as he became more and more involved. As time passed, Lance watched as the Lord opened doors that would lead him to take a position with Family Life. We are thrilled to welcome him here! Lance and his wife, Becca, live in Horseheads with their daughter, Hannah. The Rohr’s are enthusiastic hockey fans and love to attend Hannah's sporting events.