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.

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Steve Enochs | Worship Pastor

Steve joined Connect in 2018. His experiences running a successful startup, leading worship and serving as a family minister have allowed him to see the world from both the practical and creative perspective. His dream ministry is one in which people are engaged as worshippers, living a life in worship of Jesus and in community with one another.


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.


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.


John Bach | Elder

John leads communications at Connect, including our website, social media and app development. In his regular job, he’s an editor and works in public relations at the University of Cincinnati.


Jay Hess | Elder

Jay leads our Finance Team at Connect. In his regular job, he’s an estate consultant with Financial Planning Ministry and works with churches nationwide to help their members with estate planning.


Jamin McDowell | Elder

Jamin helps lead our Connect Team and oversees most of our technical and equipment needs. In his regular job, he’s a manufacturing supervisor at L3 Cincinnati.