Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Preaching & Teaching Team

Dane Aaker

Lead Pastor

Dane Aaker is our senior pastor at Centerpoint Church. He's been in the ministry field for most of his life and has been serving at Centerpoint since 1985.  

Random fact about Dane:  
"I love taking road trips."

Josué Zapata

Pastor of Care & Communications

Josué is one of our Pastors and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2016.

Trevor Hough

Pastor of Worship & Youth

Trevor is our pastor of worship and youth. He has been serving at Centerpoint since 2014.

Random fact about Trevor:  
“As a 6th-grader I received a distinct call from the Holy Spirit to be a pastor during a youth worship service. Perhaps this is at least one reason I’m so passionate about ministering to young people, and walking with them as they discern their own calling in life.”

Scott Thibodo

Pastor of Evangelism & Discipleship

Scott is one of our pastors and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2018.

Children's Department

Pam Alexander

Pastor of Children & Facilities

Pastor Pam is the head of our Children's Ministry. She's been serving in the ministry field at Centerpoint since 1992.

Random fact about Pam:  
"I graduated from the University of Hawaii"

Jessica Hogue

Children's Small Groups

Jessica serves in our Children's Department. She's been serving in Centerpoint's ministry since 2002.

Random fact about Jessica:  
"I'm Portuguese"

Candice Jackson

Preschool Director

Candice serves in our Preschool & Nursery Department. She's been serving at Centerpoint since 2007.

Christine Garcia

K - 3rd Grade Lead

Christine serves in our Children's Ministry and has been been serving at Centerpoint since 2012.

Random fact about Christine:  
"I've been to 5 different countries (Costa Rica, Spain, Japan, South Korea, and Australia)"

Damien Bright

4th - 6th Grade Lead

Damien serves in our Children's Ministry and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2010.

Random fact about Damien:  
"I used to be a lifeguard"

Leticia Torres

Children's Staff

Leticia serves in our Children's Ministry and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2017.

Youth Department

Michael Toro

Junior High Director

Toro is our Junior High Director and first got involved with our Junior High Ministry by serving as an intern in 2011. He has been serving at Centerpoint since 2010.

Random fact about Toro:  
 “I’m a big kid at heart, and that is why I love serving Junior High Students.”

Jonathan Tilt

CP High Director

Jonathan is our CP High Director and heads our High School Ministry. He has been serving at Centerpoint since 2021.

Random fact about Jonathan:
“Cooking has been a passion of mine ever since I was 10, and I currently have over 100 cookbooks!”

Young Adults Department

Michael Ross

Young Adult Leader/Children's Lead

Mike serves in our Children's Department and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2016.

Random fact about Mike:  
"I backpacked through Japan"

Marriage Groups

Bill Hussey

Marriage Groups Lead

Bill is the director for our marriage & couple’s ministries and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2002.

Random fact about Bill:
“I love my wife Debbie!

Small Group Lead

Dena Leavitt

Small Groups Coordinator

Dena is our small group coordinator. She coordinates women's large events and leads various groups. Dena has been serving at Centerpoint since 2014, having previously served for 12 years as a preschool coordinator.

Random fact about Dena:  
"Love to travel & be outdoors, and enjoys antique cars"

Celebrate Recovery

Rex Arnold

Pastor of Recovery & Production

Rex is part of the Tech & Ministry support teams at Centerpoint, and also serves in the men's Celebrate Recovery ministry. He's been in the ministry field for several years and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2005. Rex has also served at Grace United Methodist Church in Riverside as Director of Youth Ministries, Secretary/Treasurer, & Lay Leader.

Random fact about Rex:  
"Napping is my favorite activity!"

Administration

Ron Hamann

Financial Administrator

Ron Hamann is our Centerpoint Administrator; he also oversees our First Impressions Ministry and leads our Divorce Care group, and has also assisted with Bible Doctrine. Ron has been serving in the ministry field at Centerpoint since 2011.

Suzie Doeren

Financial Secretary

Suzie is our Financial Secretary and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2018.

Random fact about Suzie:
I homeschooled two boys from Kindergarten through High School Graduation.”

Geri Larraga

Office & Welcome Center

Geri heads our Welcome Center Ministry at Centerpoint and has also served as a greeter in the Children's Department for the 4th-6th graders. Geri has been serving at Centerpoint since 2014.