Mike Edmisten | Lead Pastor

Mike has been with the Connect family since January 2006. His primary responsibilities are preaching and teaching God’s Word, providing spiritual and pastoral care for our church family, creating avenues to welcome those who have yet to accept Christ, and providing leadership and vision to carry our church into the future.


Melissa Hess | Kids & Family Pastor

Melissa has been a core kids volunteer and one of our main K-5  teachers for several years. She is excited about building a strong family support system at Connect and partnering with parents to raise kids to love Jesus. She comes to us with a ton of knowledge and experience dealing with kids considering she has spent more than 15 years in the classroom and is an education professor at Cincinnati Christian University.

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Matt Messenger | Student Pastor

Matt leads a group of amazing volunteers who strive to see junior and senior high students become better connected to Christ. The team invests into our 6th through 12th graders lives through Biblical teaching, Small Groups, fun activities, games, special events and more.


Julie Bach | Sports Camp Director

Julie took over as the director of Sports Camp, our church’s mega-outreach to the community, in 2012. She is passionate about organizing and leading our 100 plus volunteers to be sure we deliver an amazing sports-centered and free camp to hundreds of kindergarten through 5th grade kids.


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