Staff & Leadership

Pastoral staff

Scott Austin

Senior Pastor

Scott is one of Artisan’s founding pastors and has been known to say he couldn’t imagine being a pastor anywhere else. He graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1999 with a degree in contemporary ministries and music and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Northeastern Seminary in 2005. He is dedicated to loving and serving all people, with a particular interest in caring for those who have been marginalized and treated as outsiders in religious communities.

In his free time, Scott plays volleyball at Hot Shots and is active in the Rochester music scene. His greatest joy in life is his family: his wife Tracey, and their two sons.

Jessie Brajcki

Associate Pastor of Children, Youth, and Connection

Jessie oversees connection ministries and children's & youth ministries at Artisan. She is passionate about creating an inclusive space for all to experience the love of God. Jessie graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2008 with a degree in Contemporary Ministries. She has been on staff at Artisan for over ten years, during which she established our first children's and youth ministries.

Jessie and her husband Dave have three school-aged children who keep their lives interesting! The Brajckis can usually be found playing board games, running around a playground, or driving to and from dance or theater rehearsals. Jessie also enjoys substitute teaching and co-leading a Brownie troop in her free time.

Leadership Team