Meet Our Leadership

We are glad you are looking at our website, and trust you'll enjoy, even more, a visit to the church. As our church grows, it is our goal to keep a friendly welcoming atmosphere through our home groups and just being open to new people and new ideas, If you like biblical preaching, practical studies, mission ministries, God-focused worship and a friendly atmosphere, you will feel right at home with us.

  • Chris Williams - Co-Lead Pastor

    (Executive Oversight, Teaching)

    After a long and successful career with the Navy, Chris followed the Lord's leading into ministry with our church.  Chris came to Christ while at the Naval Academy and has pursued involvement with expanding God's kingdom ever since.  Chris and his wife, Helen, have also been involved with the direction of Potter's School, an on-line homeschool education ministry meeting the needs of families around the globe.  Chris brings a needed gift of administration to our staff and oversees our emphasis on discipleship and edification of our church family.

  • Dan Hardesty - Co-Lead Pastor

    (Preaching, Strategic Vision, Worship)

    Dan has a long history with our church as it started in his parent's living room.  Dan committed his life to the Lord at a young age and made a decision to be involved in ministry in his teenage years, which was the same time he picked up guitar.  Dan has also worked in outdoor recreation and camp ministries here in Virginia at Triple-R Ranch and abroad at Campamento El Puente in Bolivia.  He currently oversees the preaching ministry while continuing to give direction to the worship ministry teams.

  • Dan Mackiewcz - Family and Youth Pastor

    (Family Life)

  • Jon Hildebrand - Missions Pastor

    (Evangelism, Outreach, Missions)

    Our Missions Pastor, Jon Hildebrand, accepted Christ through Young Life in High School. He came to the area as an engineer with the Shipyard and for eight years he served the youth of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk, where he was commissioned to the gospel ministry. Jon later served as youth pastor in Texas and North Dakota. He returned to the area to establish and direct Leadership Adventure, a mission to support national camping ministries in the Ukraine under the leadership of Tabernacle Church. He oversees our missions and outreach emphasis, organizing short term mission trips, maintaining communication with the missionaries we support and encouraging our congregation to be great commission disciples.

  • Lori Rosie - Children's Ministry Director

    Lori is a tireless servant who has a heart for children and a desire to see families thrive.  She oversees countless volunteers and directs every aspect of education and activities geared to kids from just born to preteens.  Her expertise in children's ministry has given her the opportunity to travel the world assisting with programs as far away as Thailand and Laos.

  • Ron Sawade - Facilities

    Ron served as a pastor over the past 26 years in churches from Florida to New York. Before that time he spent 20 years in retail management. Ron is married to his wife Deb and they have five grown children and seven grand children. Ron brings a lot of experience and a calm head to support the Centerpoint pastors and staff, an all the church ministries.

  • Tricia Purser - Administrator

  • Jennifer Dudley - Office Assistant

    Jennifer is a native of Houston, TX. She first moved here as a military wife in 1995.  She taught preschool in the area for 10 years and was a property manager for 3. She loves to encourage women in their walks with Jesus, especially military wives.  Jennifer has been married to Duane for 25 years and has 3 children.  She loves coaching middle and high school girls on a traveling christian cheer team, and raising her chickens!

  • Larry Cutherell - Bookkeeper

    Larry was involved in missions work in Pakistan from 1989 to 2007.  For most of those years a portion of his responsibilities included keeping the financial books for the mission and Murree Christian School.  Since 2007 he has worked in the Business Office of Norfolk Christian Schools.  In 2014 he joined the Centerpoint office team.   

  • Madeleine Haggard - Assimilation Coordinator

    Madeleine’s life was radically transformed at age 16 when she surrendered her life to Christ. She became a military wife at 18 when she married Alan. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She’s been involved in church admin since the late 80’s, with her passion being to help people find their place in the local church body. This was nurtured through developing and leading a kitchen ministry for 15 years. She has been serving in the Centerpoint church office since 2013.     

  • Annah Housworth - Worship Leader

  • Emma DeBause - Youth Ministry

Our Elders

Dan Hardesty (Pastor)

Jon Hildebrand (Pastor)

Chris Williams (Pastor)

Dan Mackiewicz (Pastor)

Fred Butterfield

Toby DeBause

Jim Gassaway

Doug Persons

Don Rosie

Mike Wellington

Our Ministry Leaders

Duane Dudley - Men's Ministry

Teresa Clarke - Women's Ministry

Lori Rosie - Children's Ministry

Ron Sawade - Home Group Ministry

Toby DeBause - Missional Family Groups

Fred & Janet Butterfield - Military Ministry

Brian McGinnis - Trail Life USA

Jim Gassaway - Mentoring Ministry

Annah Housworth - Worship Ministry 

Don Rosie - First Impressions Ministry

Jon Hildebrand  - Mercy Ministries