Pastor Michael Traylor, MD, MPA
Pastor Amelia Cleveland-Traylor, MD
Michael is an Assistant pastor and elder at New Hope. Formerly, Dr. Traylor was the founding Pastor of Christ Community Fellowship, in Twinsburg, Ohio, on the eastern edge of the metropolitan Cleveland area. Michael has also served as the coordinator of local ministerial groups and has directed numerous community based ministries over the past decade. He has served in denominational roles as district leader and general church delegate. His passions include leadership development, community development, and relational wholeness.
Michael answered his call to pastor while finding success as a board certified Pediatrician in Cleveland, Ohio. He continues to practice pediatrics at the Anthony Jordan Health Center in Rochester. His medical experiences include directorships of health centers, free clinics, and child advocacy programs. Additionally, he was involved in short term missions programs in Kenya, Malawi, and Rwanda Africa, where Michael and his wife, Amelia Cleveland-Traylor, MD, rendered patient care, offered consultations, and preached the gospel.
Pastor Amelia was ordained as an elder in the Free Methodist Church in 2005. Since then, she has served as an Assistant Pastor to her husband, Michael Traylor, initially at Christ Community Fellowship (Twinsburg, OH) and presently at New Hope FMC. Her ministry interests and responsibilities have included praise and worship, women’s ministry, youth ministry, small group leadership, and pastoral care. Amelia served on the MEG (ministerial education guidance) board and the MAC boards as part of the Ohio Conference.
Dr. Amelia Cleveland-Traylor is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist employed by Rochester General Hospital and has recently been appointed as Associate Residency Director. Dr. Amelia became a certified group fitness instructor in 1998 and enjoys dance, Zumba, aerobics, music and basketball. She has been married to Michael Traylor since 1987 and they have two children
Pastor David Peelle
Rev. Linda Adams served as a Free Methodist pastor for 17 years before becoming Director of International Child Care Ministries, the child sponsorship program of the global Free Methodist Church. While pastoring in Rochester, New York, her life was impacted by 33 refugees from Central Africa who began attending her church. Through them, God opened her eyes to many issues that harm children, including war, extreme poverty and child soldiering. Now she takes joy in being on the solution side, leading a ministry that impacts 20,000 children's lives. Through sponsorship and other programs, children are reached, fed, educated and protected from exploitation. She devotes her life to promoting justice and opportunity for children in 30 countries.
Pastor Dave has served as Associate Pastor since 2005 and is a Conference Ministerial Candidate preparing for ordination in the Free Methodist Church, completing a Master of Divinity degree at Northeastern Seminary. His ministry experience ranges from Alpha Groups, BLOCK Ministry and coffee making to zip crews for ventilator ducts. Areas of special interest are small groups focused on discipleship and current topics in real life, as well as individual mentoring.
Dave works for the Rochester City School District as an Administrative Analyst, building comprehensive reports of students' standardized test scores and demographic data, as well as assembly of the Annual RCSD District Budget. His wife Baiba is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church and serves as the Associate Pastor at Community of the Savior congregation in Rochester. Their son Jonathan and his wife Jill live in St. Louis, where she is Staff Nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (orthopedics) and he is a cognitive neuroscientist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University.