Meet our staff

Anthony  Cottrell

Lead Pastor

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
Sunday, August 1, 2021, was my first Sunday.    

Who are the most important people in your life?
My wife Emily and I have been married since July 2011. She is my best friend and partner in life. We have two children: Titus (August 2016) and Evelyn (March 2019). I am richly blessed with a beautiful family, and I love them very much. 

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 like to go for family walks, spend time at a playground with our kids, watch tv, eat food, drink coffee, run, read, and travel

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?
Give me palm trees, an ocean breeze, and sunshine, and I will be happy. My wife and I have been to Kauai, HI for our honeymoon and another time on a family vacation. We love Hawaii, but we also dream of vacationing in Bora Bora.

What is your favorite season?
I love summer. I love sunshine, blue skies, and warm weather activities. 

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
I love the intergenerational representation at LifePoint. There are followers of Jesus from every season of life represented here. I also love the staff. Their teamwork, humility, and love for God and people is amazing. 

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.

Nichole Miller

Lead Custodian 

How long have you been attending LifePoint Church?
I’ve been at LifePoint for about 8 years

What is a fun fact about you??
When I was younger I always wanted to be a singer! 

What do you do when you’re not at work?
Things I do when not at work, time with family, garden, watch TV, enjoy being outside!

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?
I would LOVE to take a trip to Hawaii again!!

What do you love about LifePoint Church?
I like that our church is very welcoming!