JOE JANSEN – U.S. Ministries Director.

Joe has a heart to see people discover and grow into their maximum potential in Christ. Through a motivational and humorous speaking style, he challenges audiences to embrace this principle of personal transformation. Refusing, however, to limit his passion for transformation to the four walls of the church, he extends this vision into the surrounding community.  As a pastor, he challenged denominational and cultural boundaries in the Mohawk Valley and Utica region. He actively served on numerous business committees, religious boards, and non-profit agencies, and he spearheaded the development of a thriving church-run food pantry and community outreach center.  In all of these activities, Joe offered principled, God-centered advice and leadership that made him a sought-after voice in the local community.

Joe also has a passion for fellow pastors and the local church.  For many years, he served as an Area Representative and a Regional Director for Elim Fellowship.  In these capacities, Joe provided guidance, advice and counseling to pastors throughout Central New York on strategies for church growth and maintaining a healthy congregation.  As a result of his work as an Area and Regional Representative, Joe has held the position of United States Ministry Director for Elim Fellowship since 2010, where he continues this important ministry at the national level.

Joe received his B.A. from SUNY Oswego and later attended Elim Bible Institute. He and his wife Joann have been married for 31 years, and together they pastored New Life Church in Herkimer, New York for 18 years. They have three adult children. To read more about Joe Jansen, follow this link.


JOANN JANSEN – U.S. Ministries Administrator.

Joann Jansen, along with her husband, Joe, came back to Elim in 2010 after pastoring New Life Church in Herkimer, NY for 18 years. At New Life, Joann served as Youth and Children’s Pastor as well as helping out in various areas while she took time out to raise their children. Joann is not new to Elim, having been the youngest staff person ever hired at Elim Bible Institute when she was 17 years old, as well as a campus kid back in the ’70’s. Joe and Joann have been married 31 years, have 3 adult children, 2 daughter in ‘laws and, most importantly, 1 grandson, Wesley Joseph.


CAROL BALL – Women’s Ministry Director.

Carol Ball is ordained with Elim Fellowship of Lima, New York and served as co-pastor of Lighthouse Community Fellowship in South Butler, NY along with her husband, Chris for close to 27 years. She has spoken and ministered prophetically in conferences both nationally and internationally. She has been recognized by many as a great leader of both men and women and a powerful teacher of the Word.

Carol flows in prophetic ministry and brings a relevant message of purpose and destiny to God’s people. She has a burden to see them, particularly women, come into a deeper devotion to Christ and to fulfill their God-ordained purposes and callings as they walk in the fullness of His Kingdom.

Carol serves as Women’s Director of Elim Fellowship and has previously served as Syracuse Area Women’s Representative and also as the Women’s Regional Representative for the Central New York from 1998 to February 2013 and has been a member of the Women’s Department lead team for the last twelve years. In February 2013 she accepted the position of Elim Fellowship’s Director of Women’s Ministries.

Carol and her husband, Chris reside in Rush, NY . They have been married for 28 years and have 3 adult children and 1 son in law.


MARK SCORSONE – Youth Ministry Director.

Mark graduated from Elim Bible Institute in 1989. He has been involved in youth ministry since 1988. In 2015 Mark began serving as the Assistant U.S. Ministries Director, as well as continuing to be Elim Fellowship’s Youth Director since 2004. He also teaches youth ministry at Elim Bible Institute & College. Previously he served with Elim Fellowship in their Youth Department for 3 years (from 89-91) with Christian Youth Aflame and served as a youth pastor in Michigan, Florida, and at Elim Gospel Church in Lima.

Mark is honored to be a husband to his wife Katie since 2002 and they are blessed to have 4 boys. Mark enjoys traveling and ministering to this generation with a motivating message of purpose and destiny.  This is their TIME!

He enjoys a good round of golf, playing baseball, and basketball.