Pastor Branden Mestach

Branden Mestach

Lead Pastor

Education
Bachelors, Indiana Wesleyan University Youth Ministries & Business Administration
Masters, Wesley Seminary Ministry Leadership

Experience
Branden is married to Nikky and they have two children, Brinkley and Milo. He joined the CWC pastoral team in 2008 and served in youth ministry until August 2019 when he became the full-time campus pastor for Sunbury Campus. He was also part of the youth worship teams.

Role
Lead Pastor

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Pastor Ken Paulhamus

Ken Paulhamus

Administrative/Congregational Care Pastor

Education
BSME, Bucknell University Ministerial Training Program, The Wesleyan Church

Experience
Ken is married to Loretta and joined the staff at Christ Wesleyan in May 2002 as the Outreach, Evangelism, and Discipleship pastor. He filled his role until he transitioned into the role of Administrative Pastor in 2005 and began overseeing Congregational Care in 2019.

Role
Administrative/Congregational Care Pastor

Pastor Immer Ramirez

Immer Ramirez

Hispanic Ministries Pastor/Pastor de Ministerios Hispanos

Education/Educación 
Coursework in Business Administration Diploma in Elementary Education Theological Berea Seminary

Pastor Immer tiene cursos en administración de negocios y el diploma en la educación primaria.  También es graduado del Seminario Teológico Berea.

Experience/Experiencia
Immer is married to Jeanette. In 1984, Immer founded an evangelistic ministry to his secular work (Goodyear). In 1999, he planted a church and served as an assistant pastor. He also worked as a radio announcer in a Christian radio station for 14 years. In 2011, Immer joined the staff team at CWC.

En 1984, Pastor Immer fundó un ministerio de evangelismo en su trabajo secular (Goodyear). En 1999, plantó una iglesia y sirvió como el asistente del pastor. También trabajó como locutor de radio en una emisora de radio cristiana por 14 años. En 2011, se unió al equipo de pastores de la iglesia Christ Wesleyan.

Role/Responsabilidad
Immer’s role as Hispanic Ministries Pastor is to administer the functioning of special activities such as Bible studies, membership classes, baptism, counseling, Hispanic worship, and other ways of serving the local community.

La responsabilidad del Pastor Immer como Pastor de Ministerios Hispanos es de coordinar y dar liderazgo a varias actividades tales como los estudios bíblicos, las clases de miembros, los bautismos, la consejería, los servicios hispanos, los viajes misioneros y otros ministerios a la comunidad local e internacional.

Pastor Eddie Witkowski

Eddie Witkowski

Youth Pastor

Education
BS, Religion, Trevecca Nazarene University
Experience
Eddie is married to Yana and they have two children. He has been on staff at CWC since August 2019 and Eddie spent the previous 10 years in full-time youth ministry in Houston, TX and Nashville, TN.
Role
Eddie’s role as Youth Pastor is to manage, lead, mentor, and care for CWC’s 6th-12th grade students.

Pastor Chris Claassen

Chris Claassen

Children's Ministry Pastor

Education
BA, Music Education, Western Michigan University
MA, Ministry Leadership, Wesley Seminary

Experience
Chris is married to Sharon, and they have three adult children. He has been in ministry since 2000, primarily serving as a Children’s Pastor. He has served in several large churches, including Kentwood Community in Grand Rapids, MI, and Revive Wesleyan in Hamburg, NY.

Role
Children’s Pastor

Pastor Kyle Roberts

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University
Masters of Practical Theology from Indiana Wesleyan University

Experience
Kyle is married to Chloe and they have a son, Theo (2023). He first came to the door at CWC through the pastoral residency program. He was previously a pastoral intern and later became Assistant Pastor at Sweetser Wesleyan Church in Indiana, and then the Resident Chaplain at Indiana Wesleyan University before arriving at CWC.

Role
Next Steps Pastor

Pastor Caleb Swartz

Caleb Swartz

Pastor

Education
BS, Education & Citizenship, M. Ed. Counseling, Bloomsburg University

Experience
Caleb is married to Michelle and they have a beautiful daughter with an incredible adoption story! He has called CWC his church home since 2001 and before overseeing the Counseling Ministries at CWC, he served as the Spiritual Formation Director at Christ Wesleyan Church. Prior to working at CWC, he served in Behavioral Health and Higher Education. He loves serving the church and helping to lead people into deeper relationship with God and other people.

Role
Pastor Caleb supports the Sunday morning experience by serving in a variety of roles and supporting the congregation.

Pastor Billy Robel

Billy Robel

Sunbury Campus/Recovery Ministries Pastor

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Leadership – Nazarene Bible College
Associate of Applied Science in Christian Ministry – Indiana Wesleyan University
Certified Recovery Specialist – Harrisburg Community College

Experience
Billy is married to Shawnee and they have two kids. He has been part of Christ Wesleyan Church for twenty years. Within the early years of his faith, he felt called into the ministry, and has served and ministered in the community with the White Deer and Gaudenzia Recovery Ministries. He joined the staff at CWC in 2021 as the Recovery Church Ministries Pastor serving those who struggle with addictions and their families. Billy is really excited to be used by God in leading a recovery ministry at the Sunbury Campus and cannot wait to see lives changed.

Role
To serve those who struggle with addictions and their families, and to see lives changed here on earth, and for eternity.

Pastor Holly Mestach

Holly Mestach

Worship/Outreach Pastor

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Worship focus – Kingswood University

Experience
Holly is married to Brent and they have three children. She joined the CWC team in 2021 as the Worship Development and Outreach Director before finishing her requirements to join the CWC pastoral team in 2023.

Role
Worship & Outreach Pastor

Pastor Erik Ireland

Erik Ireland

Operations Pastor

Education
B.A., Music, Houghton College
B.A., Religion, Houghton College
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry), Asbury Theological Seminary 

Experience
Erik is married to Ashley and they have two children. Before coming to CWC, Erik was a commercial credit analyst, commercial loan officer, worship leader and choir director, circuit-riding pastor, and for six years, served as the Relational Care Pastor here at CWC. For five years, Erik and the family lived and worked in Canada for Kingswood University where he led online degree and nondegree programs for students studying for the ministry. Erik then returned to CWC in April 2024. Erik now oversees congregational care ministries, human resources, and leadership development. 

Role
Operations Pastor 

Directors

Caleb Baney

Facility Director

Anna Belle Deitrick

HR/Finance Director

Chad Heise

Global Ministries Director

Sharon Davis, LCSW

Counselor

Mike Wright

Information Systems Director

Cameron Edinger

Creative Director of Film/Story Telling

Brent Mestach

Creative Director of Communications/Broadcast

Bryn Rhoades

Children's Ministries Director

Ben DeVito

Finance Director

Jared Dimmick

Production Director

Meadowbrook Christian School

Kristen Devlin

Meadowbrook Christian School Superintendent

The Well Ministries 

Ryan Torrey

Well Fit Director/Well Coffee House Manager

Secretaries

Lori Schramp

Children's & Youth Ministries Secretary

Loretta Paulhamus

Administrative Assistant

Crystal Swope

Spiritual Formation/Counseling/Church Online Secretary

Natalie Logan

Worship/Outreach/Theatre Secretary

Support Staff

Alissa Wolfe

Food Pantry Coordinator

Shirley Homan

Child Sponsorship Coordinator

MaryAnn Paul

Receptionist

Trisha Paulhamus

Receptionist