lead pastor

Pastor Aaron serves as the Lead Pastor at Central Church. He has over 20 years of ministry experience and has served in various pastoral roles at Central Church since 2003. Before that, he served as youth pastor in Aberdeen, SD.

Aaron was born and raised in Green Bay, so he and his wife May, have a special place in their hearts for the members of the Green Bay community. Their desire is to see them connect with God on a personal level, grow deep in their faith, serve others by developing and utilizing their God-given gifts, and be involved in reaching the community for Christ.

Aaron and May have been married since November 2007. They have four children: Lincoln, Micah, Kaylin, and Emerson.

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Favorite food: My wife’s absolutely amazing Mocha Cheesecake!!

What makes you laugh: The interactions of my kids – they are a hoot!!!

Favorite Bible verse/person of the Bible:

Verse:  Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first His kingdom & His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well.”

Person:  Joseph of the Old Testament

Favorite things to do:  Triathlons & watching the Packers (but not at the same time)

 

children's pastor

Pastor Paul has served as the Children’s Pastor at Central Church since February 2011. Paul has over 24 years of experience investing in children and filling their hearts with God’s word.

He and his wife, Shelby, share the vision of reaching people in Green Bay and the surrounding communities. They passionately believe that children are a BIG deal to God and want to help them grow BIG in their faith.

Pastor Paul and Shelby have been married since 1993. They have two children: Alyssa and Adrian, and two Golden Retrievers named Buddy and Penny.

 

Hometown: Green Bay

Favorite food: Too many to choose!

What makes you laugh: Anything funny, I mean “really” funny.

Favorite Bible verse/person of the Bible: My favorite Bible verses begin in Genesis 1:1 and end in Revelation 22:21. The Life of Joseph is one of my favorite stories in the Bible.

Favorite things to do: Eating, walking my dogs, and hanging out with my family.

 

youth pastor

Pastor Nic has served as the Youth Pastor at Central Church since June 2014. Before coming to Central, he served in various youth ministry internships after graduating from North Central University in Youth Ministry studies.

He and his wife, Melissa, came to Green Bay because they wanted to be a part of the extraordinary things God is doing at Central Church. They believe God has placed them here to make Jesus known to the community, especially the youth of the community, and teach students to follow him.

Pastor Nic and his wife Melissa have been married since October 2013. His son, Judah, was born in 2017, and he has another baby on the way!

Hometown:  Willmar, MN

Favorite food:  Buffalo Wild Wings

What makes you laugh:  Students…and farts (or the combination of both).

Favorite Bible verse/person of the Bible: Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.”

Favorite things to do:  Playing basketball, skateboarding, traveling

 

development pastors

Pastor Brandon and Pastor Rachel were married in August 2013, and have served Central Church since July 2014, overseeing theGOproject and worship ministry as the Missions Director and Worship Director respectively. More recently, they have transitioned into the role of Development Pastors. They have two beautiful little girls, Lena and Jori.

Pastors Brandon and Rachel have degrees from North Central University, where they studied Intercultural Studies and Languages: Children and Youth in Crisis (Brandon) and Worship Arts: Worship Leading (Rachel).

They both have a desire to see individuals and families at Central step into their God-given passions and callings, equipping them to be ministry leaders and reach their city and world for the kingdom. In 2019, Central will be launching them off to be career missionaries to the nation of Thailand, where they will work among university students and people who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus. You can read more about their story and calling be visiting their website at GoPowellGo.org!

 

Brandon:

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite food: Thai!!! I can pretty much eat a hamburger any day. Said burger necessities: Beef, bun, bacon, BBQ, and cheese. Anything else is simply an added bonus!

What makes you laugh: Scaring my wife. This usually involves an hour of apologies though (worth it).

Favorite Bible verse: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all of your anxieties upon Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7  We were not designed to carry the burdens of life. This passage reminds me that these burdens act as a safeguard to fix my perspective on God; the only one who can fully carry the weight of my burdens and the one who deserves all my affection.

Favorite things to do: I love to travel and explore with my wife, whether locally or internationally. Finding a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in major cities is a family favorite. I also enjoy photography, especially when taking candids of my cute daughters.

Rachel:

Hometown: Duncansville, PA

Favorite Food: Coffee…coffee…coffee! And Thai food!

What makes you laugh: My family. They are hilarious!

Favorite Bible verse/person of the Bible: Galatians 2:20 – “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Favorite things to do: I love spending time with my husband and my daughter. Living life with them is a blast!

media director

Melissa has served as the Media Director at Central Church since August 2017. Before coming to Central, Melissa has served in multiple ministry roles in Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Melissa met her husband, Nic, while attending North Central University. Shortly after getting married, they moved to Green Bay as youth pastors to be part of what God is doing in the city. They believe God has called them here to make Jesus known to the people of this community.

Since moving here Melissa has completed the process of becoming a licensed Pastor. And has had a son, Judah, with another on the way!

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Favorite Food: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes…gimme some Southern Home-cookin!

What makes you laugh: My family! They’re hilarious!

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12

Favorite things to do: Spending time with my family, going on adventures/traveling, Netflix!

 

administrative assistant

Sarah Fontaine has served as the Administrative Assistant at Central Church since January 2018.
Prior to her current position at Central, she had the opportunity to work in a wide-range of health care oriented positions. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration, but God has given her a heart for the people of our community and our church, which led her to the vital position she is in now. She believes God has led her to this opportunity at Central to use her talents to build the Kingdom of God alongside a great team right here in Green Bay.

She has been married to Chad since September 2011 and has two kiddos, Connor (11) and Carlee (4).

 

Hometown:  Kewaunee, WI

Favorite food: By far Pizza . . . ALL kinds!

What makes you laugh: Being tickled!!!

Favorite Bible verse/person of the Bible: 

Luke 12:27-28

“Consider the lilies of the field how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more WILL HE CLOTHE you, O You of little faith?

 

elder team

Our Elder Team is comprised of faithful men and women who serve the entire church by providing directional advice, financial oversight, and accountability for our church vision. They are always happy to discuss any questions you may have about Central Church.

Elder team L to R, top to bottom: Jeff Suski, Terri Seitz, Tim Sorbo, Donna Lardnois, Dan Zinser, and Jamie Keiler

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