Vision

Our vision is simple: Edgewood exists to help people begin the journey with Jesus, grow in relationship with Him, and serve the world.

How we see the vision:

Begin -  The journey begins on Sunday mornings. We gather to glorify God and to encourage one another as we journey together. 

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Grow - We grow in community through community groups and living life together.

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Serve - Meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our community, around the corner and around the world. 

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visit: Uniquely Free Methodist


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Leadership


  • Pastor Doug Langford

    Lead pastor

    dtlangford@gmail.com
    Pastor Doug was raised in Illinois and Connecticut, in a home that really didn’t believe in God.  In spite of that, he came to know Christ personally at the age of 17.  That moment was the beginning of an entirely new direction for his life.  Doug attended Greenville College for 2 years and then finished school at Gordon College in Massachusetts.  He sensed God’s call to preaching and pastoral work while at Greenville.  After college, he attended Asbury Theological Seminary, where he met his wife Sharon who was attending Asbury College across the street.  They have 2 great children, Nicole and Dylan, and have been pastoring in the Free Methodist Church since 1990.  They made Rochester their home in 2011.


  • Pastor Tom Kilburn

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    tkilburn250@gmail.com
    Pastor Tom is the second of 6 boys who began life in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Western PA.  He received a scholarship to Temple University to play football and graduated with a degree in Education and Urban Recreation. He had a life-changing experience with Jesus just before he married his wife, Cherie.  He graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary, served at 8 churches, and has been in Rochester for many years and at Edgewood since 2008.

  • Pastor Daria roesch

    Care and communication pastor

    daria.roesch@gmail.com
    After 15 years as our Children's Ministries Director, Pastor Daria transitioned to Care and Communication. She oversees hospital and homebound visitation to members of our church family, provides guidance for communication at Edgewood, and facilitates ministry to visitors. She and her husband Matt have three wonderful adult daughters. Daria received her Masters in Theological Studies from Northeastern Seminary and was ordained an elder in the FMC in July, 2015.

  • Pastor Brian Roth

    Youth Pastor

    brian.michael.roth@gmail.com
    Brian oversees our youth ministries for teens in grades 6-12. He has been serving at Edgewood since 2012. In May of 2018, Brian graduated with an M.DIV from Northeastern Seminary and was ordained an elder in the Free Methodist Church. He is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan and has a B.A in Secondary Education Social Studies from Spring Arbor University. Brian’s mission at Edgewood is to help teens belong to a family of faith, begin a new life in Christ, and be the people of God.

  • Lisa Murphy

    Director of Children's Ministries

    lmurphyefmc@gmail.com

    Lisa Murphy is our Director of Children's Ministries, overseeing Nursery through 5th grade. She is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College and has a MS in Education from the University of New England, 13 years of experience in kids ministry at Edgewood, and is a mom to four daughters. She and her husband Ben have been married for 18 years and reside in Fairport.  

  • kim roth

    Urban Missionary

    kimberlyroth0811@gmail.com

    Kim oversees our Healthy Harvest ministry which is our ministry to families in the South Plymouth/Jefferson Ave neighborhood of Rochester. She leads the Bible club that takes place at Charles Lunsford School #19 and oversees our mentoring program Monday-Thursday at Turning Point (our Healthy Harvest building). Kim has a heart for seeing God transform the lives of children, teens, and their families in the city of Rochester.

  • Ephram Wilkoff

    Worship Director

    wilkoff.ephram@gmail.com

    Ephram oversees anything creative that takes place on a Sunday morning. He has been in Rochester at EFMC since October 2014, and has a B.A. in worship arts leadership and broadcasting from Spring Arbor University. Ephram has been leading worship professionally since graduating in 2009. His personal mission statement is to incite passion for Jesus by creating environments that encourage the Holy Spirit to move and change peoples lives. He and his wife, Kay, are foster parents and have one forever daughter, Myalynn, and one bio son, Glenn.

  • Loren Lucio

    Assistant Youth Director

    loren.lucio@gmail.com

    Loren oversees our youth ministries for teens in grades 6-12. She joined Edgewood in January of 2018 and graduated from  Roberts Wesleyan College in May of 2018 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication. She is originally from Syracuse, NY but, made Rochester her home upon graduating college. 



  • Michelle Frey

    Community Groups COordinator

    mfrey.edgewood@gmail.com

    Michelle oversees Community Groups at Edgewood. She and her husband were both born and raised in Brazil, their family moved to Rochester in 2016 from Vancouver, Canada. They have always been part of Community Groups and find them to be crucial for the growth of their relationship with God. Michelle's last employer was Hope for New York, an organization that supports non-profit affiliates serving the poor and marginalized in New York City.