WHAT TO EXPECT
Dress is casual. You will find people from all walks of life, dressed in various ways. Some people will be wearing their Buffalo Bills jerseys in preparation for the game later that day. Others feel most comfortable in a tie. You’ll most often find the pastor in jeans, khakis and very rarely, you might find him in a suit. Generally, just keep it real. Wear whatever you would like to be in for the rest of the day.
Meet Our Team
Mike and his family joined the Centerpointe team in September of 2019. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in ministry and bible from Houghton College and a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Seminary. Mike has spent 10+ years in full-time ministry. His experience ranges from youth and family ministry, worship leading to church revitalization. In his spare time, Mike enjoys a good cup of coffee, playing his guitar and spending time with his beautiful wife, Bethany, and kids, Everly and Isaac.
Joe and his beautiful wife Tammy joined Centerpointe Church in January of 2021. Joe holds Bachelor degrees in Religion & Psychology from Liberty University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University online.
Joe started in church ministry, teaching Sunday school and after feeling called by God to youth ministry he went back to school to pursue the degrees while working as a carpenter. Joe’s ministry experience includes youth ministry, family ministry, discipleship, leadership, and pastoring.
Joe enjoys watching his favorite sports teams the Bills & Sabres, but what he loves most is spending time with Tammy and their two adult kids, Darin & Haleigh.
Missions & Outreach Pastor
Jeff Hackett is the Director of Advancement for the mission agency MissionGo. Jeff was saved in 1987 at The Chapel in Amherst NY. He has served on the Chapel’s Elder Board, he was a Youth Pastor, he trains church teams to go on short-term missions, he serves on the leadership team of MissionGo, he is the Director of the GAP Year programs in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic and assist pastor’s and churches to mobilize the church for missions. Jeff also serves on the Executive Boards of Kingdom Bound and Brothers Without Borders. As well as wearing many hats in ministry, Jeff preaches, teaches, performs weddings and counsels married couples. Jeff is married to his best friend Cindy and they have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Jason Cichocki is a chiropractor and partner at Lancaster Depew Chiropractic. Born and raised in Buffalo, Jason has deep roots in the local community. In addition to serving in multiple capacities at CenterPointe Community Church, he serves on the Alumni Board at St. Francis High School. Faith is a vital part of Jason’s life and he would tell you that his greatest blessings are his wife and their three children.
Nancy lives in Lancaster. She retired from 25 years of social work in 2016 after working in the health field before doing social work. Nancy has worked with people of all ages in the health and mental health fields. She currently volunteers in the community.
DIRECTOR OF kids MINISTRIES
Chelsea’s passion for children shows both in her ministry at Centerpointe and her daily work. She began serving with elementary-aged children at the age of 14 when she helped her stepfather who led the ministry. Ten years later, she worked as part of the teaching team for children at her church in Pittsburgh. After moving to Buffalo in 2016, Chelsea continued this work at a new church before coming to Centerpointe in the summer of 2018. Professionally, her career in marketing began when she was still in school. She received her bachelor’s in public relations from Waynesburg University in 2012 and then her master’s in integrated marketing communication from West Virginia University in 2015. Day to day, she connects these two important areas of her life through her work at Girl Scouts of Western New York.
IncluSion Ministry Director & Volunteer Coordinator
Bethany is the proud wife of Pastor Mike and mother to Everly and Isaac. She teaches full-time at the Cantalician Center in Depew as a preschool special education teacher. Bethany holds a bachelor’s degree in inclusive childhood education from Houghton College and a master’s degree in global and international education from Drexel University. Bethany is passionate about helping those of all abilities find their place in the church.