Meet our staff

Mark Nielson

Interim Pastor

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
I am new to Lifepoint Church but certainly not new to ministry. My first Sunday will be February 14th. I have been privileged to serve 2 different church of God congregations for the past 45 years. I will be serving LifePoint as your Transitional Pastor and I am looking forward to meeting the families of Lifepoint Church.      

Who are the most important people in your life?
My wife Lynn, my 3 grown kids and spouses, and my 8 grandchildren! Also, my older sister Jan, my younger brother Nathan and my 94 year old Mom.

What Music Are you currently listening to?
I love Paul Baloche stuff and newcomer to Christian contemporary music Michael Cochen. I’m a big fan of old Cathedral Quartet tunes.

What do you do when you’re not at work?
I have a new black lab pup that I am training. I’m from South Dakota originally and I enjoy pheasant hunting! I like spending time in the woods cutting firewood and doing projects around our acreage. I also enjoy going to the grandkids sporting events. 

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?
My wife Lynn and I really enjoyed a visit to maine and hope to go back sometime.

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
So far I’ve met some great folks who serve on the church council and the staff. I am looking forward to meeting many more great people. 

Zach Shaner

Student Pastor

Who are the most important people in your life?
My wife Ranae (Married in 2012), and our three kids Alivia (2014), Jediah (2016) and Elias (2018).

What do you do when you’re not at work?
Drink coffee, listen to music, and try to get outside.

Favorite Movie?
Dumb and Dumber…no question.

What was your childhood ambition?
Growing up on the east coast of Florida, I really wanted to be a professional surfer…When I was 12, we moved to the midwest and that dream was crushed.

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
Our family started attending when I joined the staff in 2014.

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
I love that anyone can walk through the door, and the people at Lifepoint Church will treat them like family. I also love that Jesus is at the center of everything we do.

Danyell myers

Children’s Director

Who are the most important people in your life?
The most important people in my life are my husband, Kevin Myers of 16 years and our two totally awesome children Libby (2006) and Eli (2008).

What is a fun fact about you?
My family had a ball python while I was growing up! I do not like snakes anymore.

What do you do when you’re not at work?
When I am not at work, I am spending time with my family and friends. Relationships are very important to me. One interest I have is doing crafts. I love to create things!

What is your favorite season?
My favorite season is summer! I love the sun and swimming.

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
My family started attending LifePoint Church in 2012. I joined the staff in 2013 as the children’s director.

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
My favorite thing about LifePoint church is it’s multigenerational! It is very important to me to walk through life with people of every age. These people are my family!!

Heather Doberenz

Worship Director

Who are the most important people in your life?
My husband Alex and I graduated high school together, but our paths went separate ways and different towns. We were reacquainted several years later and were married in September of 2016. We have a son, Elliott (2014) who is very spirited and full of life and a daughter, Aliyah (2018).

What is your Favorite Movie?
Remember the Titans. The camaraderie and sense of family the team experiences gets me every time.

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
I have been attending and volunteering at Lifepoint since 2014 and joined the staff in January of 2017.

What do you do when you’re not at work?
My husband and I enjoy binge watching TV shows on Netflix. As a family, we enjoy riding bikes and playing disc golf in the summer. Both sides of our immediate family are here in Goshen, so we enjoy spending as much time with grandmas, grandpas, aunts, and uncles as possible.

What Music Are you currently listening to?
Michael Buble Pandora station. Good ole’ classics!

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
From the first day I visited LifePoint, I noticed something different about it, that in all my years of attending church, I hadn’t come across. The people are genuine, friendly and caring in a way that a lot of churches simply lack. The relationships I’m building are a constant blessing.

Rita Hershberger

Office Administrator

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
I have been attending LifePoint since 1968 and joined the staff July 2, 1997.

What is your favorite season?
My favorite time of year would be Spring when days are getting warmer and trees are budding. Plants and flowers start sprouting up with new life.

Who are the most important people in your life?
I am married to Roger – we were actually married here at LifePoint in 1980. We have two daughters, Rachel and Shelly. We also have five grandchildren: Miles (2009); Kendyl (2012); Dakota (2015); Brooklynn (2017), and Jaxton (2018).

What do you do when you’re not at work?
I watch my grandchildren a couple of days each week and enjoy reading, gardening, and traveling.

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?
Roger and I love to travel. We’ve been to Aruba and love the warm, tropical weather and beauty of the country. I went to Costa Rica on a mission trip a couple years ago and we would like to go back for a vacation sometime.

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
LifePoint has always had a place in our hearts. We’ve always felt loved and accepted here, and LifePoint has a great Children’s Ministry for our grandchildren.

Kristie Pressler

Facilities Director

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
I have been attending Lifepoint church since May 2015 and joined the staff January 2016.

Who are the most important people in your life?
I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Jason, since April 2003, and we have two children Kinslyn (2006), and Westen (2012).

What is your favorite snack?
My all time favorite snack hands down is chips and salsa! I can’t get enough!

What do you do when you’re not at work?
Some of my favorite things to do are crafting, gardening, canning, walking, camping, watching movies, baking, watching my kids play sports, and spending time with my hubby!

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to go vacation in Fiji! Staying in a hut in the middle of the blue ocean, and maybe getting some of that solitude time I’ve been trying to fit in!

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
I love the people of Lifepoint! We have a great congregation young to old and I love what I learn from each and everyone.