Our Leaders


We believe in collaborative leadership with men and women serving as image-bearers of God for our community.

We believe all people are called to serve God within the church and in their homes, jobs, and community. All of life is an act of worship through which we praise God for his love.

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY
Lead Pastor

Gloria Roorda


Gloria is the Lead Pastor of Arbor House. She is wife to Ed Roorda, mother to their four children and their spouses, and Gigi to her granddaughter. Gloria graduated from Northeastern Seminary with a Doctor of Divinity degree, and has been serving God as a Free Methodist pastor since 2003.

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY
Pastor of Word & Table

Chris Landon


Chris Landon is the Pastor of Word and Table at Arbor House. He has served at Arbor House since 2016. He is also the Camp Manager of Covenant Acres Campground and Retreat Center. Prior to that he was an Assistant Pastor at Gowanda Free Methodist Church and Youth Pastor at Ransomville Free Methodist Church.

Chris has a B.A. from Roberts Wesleyan College in Religion and Philosophy. He currently attends Northeastern Seminary and is working on his M.A. in Theological Studies with a focus in Old Testament. He has presented at several Canadian-American Theological Association annual meetings on the intersection of the Psalms of Lament and Punk Rock and the application for the contemporary Church.

Chris and his wife Melissa have been married since 2014 and have two cats, Marcus and Minerva. He enjoys playing paintball, video games, and listening to Punk.

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY
Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY
Musical Director

Jocelyn Rebisz


Jocelyn Rebisz is a wife to Joe, mom of 7, Northgate MOPS chaplain, and Arbor House worship leader. She loves God, the liturgy, reading, farming, minimalism, and music. Jocelyn is amazed at how God continues to grow, bless, and lead her and her family deeper into His presence, grace, and will.