Our Saviour is first and foremost under the leadership of Jesus. Having forgiven us through His death on the cross and marked us as His at our baptisms Jesus is the Chief Overseer of this and every other Christian church. He's the true Senior Pastor. Jesus then calls qualified men and women to serve on his behalf in the life of His churches.


Pastors and Elders
are trained, qualified, and called men who oversee the faithfulness of the local church in regard to her theology, mission, and the celebration of God's grace in baptism and the Lord's Supper. Pastors and Elders at OSNY have gone through a rigorous process of ordination (Pastor) or local training and discipleship (Elder) prior to being installed into leadership roles in Jesus' church.

Deacons are trained and qualified men and women who oversee and execute the general operations of life in Jesus' church. The word "deacon" literally means "servant" and that's what they do--serve wholeheartedly to make sure every detail of church administration happens in a way that brings glory to God and blessing to others. Deacon roles include anything from non-pastoral staff roles to high-level lay-leadership roles within the church.

Matt Popovits | Lead Pastor
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  As Lead Pastor, Matt is in charge of the overall direction and teaching of the church.

Prior to becoming a pastor Matt studied acting at the University of Michigan and later received his MDIV from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

He is husband to Lisa, daddy to Ava and Jack, an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and die-hard supporter of all things Maize and Blue.

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Blake Flattley | Director of Worship and Arts
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  As Director of Worship and Arts Blake oversees the artistic expression of OSNY in worship as well as in the community.

Previous to living in New York City, Blake performed with musical groups, The Orange Effect and Graffiti Cathedral and is currently pursuing a MA in Theology from Concordia University, Irvine.

Blake is married to his beautiful and creative wife Tara, and together they have a daughter.
Staff Elders      
Rev. Matt Popovits Lead Pastor | OSNY FB | TW mlpopovits@our-saviour.org
Blake Flattley Dir. Worship & Arts | OSNY FB | TW bflattley@our-saviour.org
Victor Castillo Parish Elder | Queens FB | TW  vcastillo@our-saviour.org
Daniel O'Shoney Parish Elder | Midtown FB | TW doshoney@our-saviour.org
Staff Deacons
Warren Castellani Exec. Director | School & Ops   warren@our-saviour.org
Garret Scheurich  Bookkeeper / Admin   garret@our-saviour.org


Our Saviour is led by a Board of Directors made up of both Executive Elders and Deacons. Elders on the Board are qualified men who champion the theological faithfulness and pastoral concerns of OSNY. Deacons on the Board consist of qualified men and women who champion the right stewardship of financial, material and human resources toward the mission of the church. Meeting together, and chaired by the Lead Pastor, they oversee the ministry of Our Saviour New York.


Members of OSNY are men and women who, feeling compelled by God and after having undergone a time of training and maturing, make a public commitment to live as an integral partner in the mission of OSNY. We rely on members to support the ministry and to carry out much of the work required for us to be "New York's Neighborhood Church." In turn, the leadership of OSNY aims to love and serve her members well.

If you’re led to make a deeper commitment to OSNY follow the steps listed HERE.