Director of Music
Interim Pastor of Mars UP Church
Rev. Paul Aiello
Jamie joined Mars UP Church as music director in May of 2002 after a lifetime of Music Ministry in the Pittsburgh area. Private voice, organ and piano instruction led to a B.A. in Music Performance from Edinboro State College (now Edinboro University) in 1982. She served the Leetsdale Presbyterian Church as organist for 19 years and then served the Zion Lutheran Church in Coraopolis for five years as Director of Music. As a member of the Pittsburgh Area American Guild of Organists, Jamie was a substitute organist in the Pittsburgh area for several years before joining the congregation of Mars U.P. She has played cello with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, has sung with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and still subs for the AGO as needed when not playing or conducting the chancel choir at Mars!
Paul is retired American Baptist pastor, having served five congregations (3 in the Pittsburgh area); as well as First Baptist of Detroit, MI; and most recently at Seaview Baptist Church in Linwood, NJ (near Ocean City) for over 37 years of active ministry. He also served as the Chaplain of the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard for 27 years. This year he celebrates his 50th anniversary as an ordained minister.
As you know, Paul and his wife Dee have been worshiping with us, and Dee currently serves as a Deacon. Paul is from Monongahela, PA and is a graduate of Eastern University BA, Princeton Theological Seminary M.Div., and Point Park University, MA in Journalism and Communications.
Since retiring, he has served several churches in the Pittsburgh area as an interim. He currently lives in Mars, PA with his wife, Dee. They have a daughter, Kerri, who lives in Ashburn VA with her husband and two children. Rev Aiello currently sings barbershop style music with the Greater Cranberry Mens Chorus, and sings bass with the Mars Rovers Quartet. He is also a member of the Rich-Mar Rotary Club. Paul is also a member of the A Team.
Shelly Bocheff happily joined the staff of Mars UP as the Church Administrative Assistant in April of 2014. Arriving in Mars from Grove City in 1991 as the bride of Mike, she has made this her church for over 25 years raising both of her sons, Cole and Cord in the church family. Teaching Sunday School for over 10 years, Shelly has also served as a Deacon and Elder. In the capacity as the church’s official “shopper”, she has maintained all the necessary kitchen supplies for quite some time.
When Shelly is not working for the church, she enjoys gardening, boating with her family, visiting the elderly, traveling and most of all enjoying all God has created.