Leadership

Pastors & Staff

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 ince 1985.  

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

Josué Zapata

Associate Pastor

Josué is one of our Pastors at Centerpoint, he is also our HR and Finance Director. He has been serving at Centerpoint since 2016.

Mitch Melzer

Online Campus Pastor

Mitch Melzer is our Online Pastor and is also one of our worship leaders. Pastor Mitch has been in the ministry field for several years, having previously served at the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, and has been serving at Centerpoint Church since 2009.

Pam Alexander

Children's Pastor

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"

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"

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"

Christine Garcia

K - 3rd Grade Lead

Christine serves in our Children's Ministry. She's been in the ministry field for 7 years and has 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 in the ministry field for several years. He first started serving by cleaning toilets in the Student Ministries Building, and has now 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.

Trevor Hough

High School Pastor

Trevor is our High School pastor. And in addition to a number of other roles, you might also recognize him as one of our worship leaders. 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.”

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.”

Ron Hamann

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.

Geri Larraga

Office & Welcome Center

Geri heads our Welcome Center Ministry and is also our wedding and funeral coordinator 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.

Linda Meyer

Lobby & Information

Linda serves in our lobby and aids with guest information. She is also responsible for our visual announcements that you see during our weekend services.  She started as a volunteer in the Children's Department, and from there, moved on to volunteer in our Jr High Department as well before deciding to serve amongst our Lobby staff. Linda has been serving at Centerpoint since 2013.

Dena Leavitt

Small Groups Coordinator

Dena is our small group coordinator. She also leads one of our women's groups and is the head of our caregiver group, and helps coordinate large women's events. Dena is also a prayer partner for our 8am service, and 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"

Xavier Juarez

Property Manager

Xavier is our Property Manager here at Centerpoint. He is also a Prayer Partner and serves in our Spanish Ministry. While a member of the Nazarine church he served in both Youth and Children’s ministries, and led a Bible study group, as well as helping to pastor the church for one year.  Xavier has been serving at Centerpoint since 2017.

Random fact about Xavier:
 “I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.”

Rafael Rojas

Español & Support Ministries

Rafael Rojas is the leader of Grupo en Español (our Spanish Bible study) and our Friday night Prayer Group. He's been working in the ministry field for several years and has been serving at Centerpoint since 2004. Rafael has also served at Inland Christian Center for 7 years.

Rex Arnold

Production Ministry

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!"

Patrice Grant

Production Ministry

Patrice is part of the Tech Ministry here at Centerpoint. Among other responsibilities, she also manages our website, the Centerpoint App, and develops our ProPresenter presentations. She also serves as a small group leader for our High School Ministry. Patrice has been serving in the ministry field at Centerpoint since 2012.

Random fact about Patrice:  
"I collect pigs!"