Mike has served as senior pastor since 2010. Prior to that, he served as Blessed Hope’s youth pastor.
He has a B.S. in Youth Ministry from Nyack College and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, through the help of Berkshire Christian College. He also attended The Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies.
Pastor Mike loves Jesus and His Church. He desires to see everyone — families and singles, young and old, poor and rich, all races and ethnicity — to live lives transformed by the Gospel and to think with biblically transformed minds (Romans 12:2).
Mike and his wife Erica have three sons: Joseph, Gideon, and Asher.
He loves to hang out, talk and has a dry sense of humor.
Joann grew up at Blessed Hope Church and was regularly involved in the church’s children and youth ministries. In July 2012, she moved back to Waterville with her husband Damon after living in St. Petersburg, Florida for 6 years.
She earned a B.A. in Youth Ministries and Biblical & Theological Studies from Gordon College and has been active in church ministry both as a volunteer and as a staff member since her first summer as a Lakeside camp counselor in 2000.
Joann joined the church staff in January 2013 and has enjoyed all aspects of her position here. Joann and her husband, Damon, live in Waterville.