Director of Music
Interim Pastor of Mars UP Church
Rev. Jim Steiner
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.
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!
Jim comes to us after serving Hill Church, Butler. In his nearly fourteen years of ministry, Mars UP will be his ninth church, eighth as Interim.
After earning a B.S. in Marketing and an M.B.A., Jim worked for twenty-seven years in Sales and Marketing Management. In 2001, Jim lost his job. After a few weeks of uncertainty, he felt a very strong call to enroll at Seminary. Jim attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity in 2004. Jim’s first call was to an Associate position.
God called Jim to Interim Ministry, and he feels especially suited for such a call. Given his life skills and education, Jim feels this is a natural fit. Jim has been married 43 years, and has two adult sons and four grandchildren.