Leaders

Leaders

Lead Pastor/Elder

Lonnie Atwood

Lonnie came to serve as pastor at Caz Church in November 2013. He grew up in Tennessee, served in the U.S. Marine Corps in North Carolina, and lived in Kentucky for a time before coming to Buffalo. While in the military, Lonnie met his wife, Catherine, and they have been married since 2001, having seven children along the way. The oldest two are in college, and the younger five are homeschooled by Catherine.  Lonnie’s desire is to daily follow Jesus,…
Elder

Jason Milne

My wife Lisa and I have been attending Caz Church since the summer of 1998, just after we married, while we were looking for employment in the Buffalo area.  The Lord has been so generous in giving us 6 tremendous children and a church family at Caz that has come alongside us to help us raise them, as well as support us, in our work and ministry.  We are both grateful to serve at Caz in the capacities in which…
Elder

Angel Ortiz

Email angeldocs@yahoo.com Angel and his wife Lydia Ortiz began attending Caz Church in 2015.  Angel is originally from New Jersey and Lydia, a Buffalonian, grew up on the West Side. They met online on a Christian dating website, and have been married 17 years. Angel and Lydia have a teenage son, Marcos-Milan.  Angel leads a Small Group for men on Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Caz church. Lydia serves as a Youth leader for the young ladies of Caz church…
Children’s Director

Lisa Milne

I have been attending Caz Church since 1998. My husband Jason and I became members two years later. During the next nine years we had 6 beautiful children. I was fortunate to be able to put my teaching career to the side to be the stay at home mom I had always wanted to be. It was during this time God called me to serve as part of the children’s ministry team. Teaching and children have always been my passion…
Youth Director

Joe Tronolone

Joe serves as Caz Church’s Youth Director, his third year in the role. He has attended Caz since 2016, where he has been serving in youth ministry in some capacity. Joe grew up in Eden, NY (some 20 miles south of our church) and currently resides in Tonawanda, NY. He is passionate about fostering authentic faith within young people, and believes the hearts of the next generation are yearning to know who they are, what their purpose is, and where they belong.…
Worship Leader

Paul Miller

Paul is from Western New York, growing up primarily in West Seneca. After graduating high school in the early 80’s, he joined the Army for a time, graduated from Houghton a while later, and eventually met his wife, Jane, who helped him come to know the Lord around 20 years ago. He’s been serving Christ ever since, primarily through his love of music!