I.T. Staff

Jamie Heale / Director of Information Technologies | 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.

Brandon Burleigh / Systems Administrator | email

Brandon’s job at Family Life is 100 percent high tech! His brain thrives on challenging projects and finding creative solutions to difficult problems. He supports and maintains the phone and computer systems with our IT team, including servers, network equipment, and software programs. He also helps support a broad range of radio equipment and other IT services. 

Brandon started his career in his hometown of Mansfield, PA, at Kingdom, Inc., working as an network administrator. Years later, he took a position at Elmira College where he was responsible for all aspects of the college’s computer network, security systems and surveillance equipment.  Over the years, he continued to advance his career and expand his skillset. When a job change became necessary, God opened an opportunity for Brandon to join Family Life.

Brandon and his wife, Emily, live in the Elmira area. After having three biological children, they became foster parents and later adopted two more! They enjoy doing activities together as a family, including supporting their kids in school dramas, sports, and other activities.

Lance Rohr / Webmaster / Smart Speaker / 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.

Preston Skillman / IT Specialist / Audio Engineer | email

Preston works in the IT and engineering department at Family Life.  His job duties range from fixing computer issues to maintaining radio equipment.  He is also an assistant sound engineer for Family Life’s productions.

Born and raised in Western NY, Preston grew up in a Christian home. But, he didn’t realize that was no guarantee of eternity until a late-night discussion with a camp counselor when he was 13.  Since that night, he has continued to find meaning in his faith throughout his life.

Preston’s heart for camp ministry led him to serve at several summer camps while majoring in IT at college. With his college career coming to an end, Preston set out to find work in the IT field, and when the Lord opened the door to join Family Life, he jumped at the opportunity.

Preston loves being outdoors; whether hiking, fishing, making maple syrup, or playing a pick-up game of basketball or frisbee. He also enjoys playing video games with friends.