New Staff Member – Sean Bennett

Casual Church Rochester NY_02

Those of you that attend Northridge Church probably recognize Sean Bennett. He has served at Northridge in a variety of ways over the past year. Recently we hired part-time Sean to be our Webster Campus Director of Worship and he will also be doing some graphic design work for us. We are very excited to have Sean on board! Here are a few facts about Sean to help you get to know him a little bit better…

In a sentence or two, what does your job look like at Northridge?

I’ll be leading the music and directing the awesome volunteer teams in the auditorium at the new Webster Campus, and I get to direct an ANOTHER awesome group of volunteers to create the visuals for all three campuses.

Where did you grow up?

Here in Rochester

Put your iTunes on shuffle. What are the first 3 songs to pop up?

"Awesome is The Lord" (Chris Tomlin)

“Blessed Be” (InToOne – my and my wife’s band)

“Say It To Me Now" (Glen Hansard)

What’s your favorite ice cream?

The kind that’s in front of me


Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?

Senegal/Morocco (they’re about the same distance from here)


What kind of car do you drive?

1993 Honda Accord


What does an ideal day off look like for you?

Going on a family adventure with my wife and kids.


What is one thing about you people would be surprised to learn?

I really like to cook, especially for large numbers of people.


What’s your favorite thing about Northridge?

The commitment to pursuing excellence in EVERYTHING.


What is your family like?

I’m married to my amazing wife of 5 years (Becky).  We have two daughters (Ava, 4 and Avianna, 2) and a son (Jack, 6 months). 


Have you ever won anything? If so, what did you win?

I won a “Battle of the Bands” with my high school band back in ’05.  We got some free recording time at a local studio.


Have you ever collected anything? If so, what was it?

Not really. I usually lose stuff I’m trying to “collect”.


Why did you want to work at Northridge?

When I first visited I thought, “This is what church is SUPPOSED to look like.”  From that moment I wanted to be a part of it in any way possible. 


Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

Occasionally David Cook from American Idol.


When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?



How did you meet your spouse?

Wendy’s in Bangor, Maine.  Seriously.


What is one food that you will not eat?

Olives.  I’ve tried many times to like them, but I just can’t do it.


What is your favorite type of exercise?

Manual labor.


What is one book are you reading right now?

“Spirituality for the Rest of Us” (Larry Osborne)


What is one thing you love about Rochester?

Garbage Plates


What was your first job?

Mowing lawns – my dad used to cart me around the city to do his friend’s lawns, and then we’d go out for a Whopper and strawberry shake at Burger King.


What’s your favorite sandwich?

Crunchy peanut butter on whole wheat.


What inspires you?

People who abandon comfort for the sake of the Gospel


What is your biggest challenge?

Probably not taking on too much at once.  I love to say “yes.”


What is one hobby you have?

My wife and I write and record our own music in our home studio.


What is something God has been teaching you in recent days?

How to best cherish my time with my kids

  Casual Church Rochester NY_01

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