Meet the staff

We have a passion for people, our city, and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great leaders and their God-given abilities; we're always pressing forward in our call to love God and others.

  • Rev. Timothy J. Mercaldo

    Senior Pastor

    Responsibilities: casting and execution of church mission and vision. Pastoral oversight of staff and membership. Leading the Ministry Directors as they lead the four areas of focus at Gateway... Worship, Kids, Students and Small Groups. Preaching and Teaching


    What I like most about Gateway: Our Mission - Connecting people to God and others... based on the Two Great Commandments (Matt. 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19,20)

  • Dr. Daniel Mercaldo

    Founding Pastor

    Responsibilities: Assists the Senior Pastor with oversight of the church finances, building program, and the deacons, and preaching and teaching as needed.


    What I like most about Gateway: From our beginning, our passion has been the reaching those who need to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and help them become mature and reproducing disciples of Christ

  • Rev. Jim Dickinson

    Director of Media & Life Groups

    Responsibilities: Promotions/Graphics, Audio Visual, Life Groups, Fresh Start Groups (basic Christianity).


    What I like most about Gateway: Passion to Reach, Serve, Connect.with others in their journey to/with Jesus. Friends!

  • Rev. Christopher Flynn

    Director of Student Ministries

    Responsibilities: I oversee the Junior High, High School, and Young Adults ministries. I also teach Middle School Bible at Gateway Academy.


    What I like most about Gateway: The people. Gateway is an incredibly welcoming and friendly place and I see God working here in tremendous ways.

  • Jenny Wilen

    Director of Children's Ministry and Administrative Director

    Responsibilities: I guide and direct our ministry to children, birth through 4th grade, in all its various forms. I'm also the church's Administrative Director.


    What I like most about Gateway: I love that Gateway is committed to grace & truth, with its commitment to unwavering teaching of God’s truth, but always filtered through God’s amazing grace for each of us. I also am in love with the people at Gateway…a group unlike any I’ve ever experienced!

  • Jerry Feola

    Director of Counseling

    Responsibilities: Director of Counseling.


    What I like most about Gateway: Its commitment to the Lord, its people, its energy.

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