Pastor Mike Hodges - Lead Pastor

I have served West Side since 1996.  I have served as Lead Pastor since 2009.  I am blessed to be a part of a church that truly wants to “Be the Church.”  I ask God for wisdom to lead West Side and to share relevant messages each Sunday that help people connect with God and with others.




Pastor Josué Hernández C. - Hispanic Ministry Pastor

Bringing Glory to God and making a difference in this community, one family at a time.




Pastor Nathan Smith - Worship Pastor

I joined the staff at West Side in June of 2015.  I have previously served in congregations in northwest PA and in Houston, TX.  My wife, Courtney, and I love to play board games, read, and watch movies.  We have three children, Keira, Owen, and Noah, and could not think of a better place to raise them than alongside the loving families of West Side.




Shannon Taimani - Family & Children's Ministries Director

What a privilege it has been to serve on staff since 2010. I love getting to create and facilitate opportunities for the families of West Side to connect, grow, and serve. My prayer is that each person, couple, and family at West Side is finding ways to know and be known…that we continue becoming a community that finds great joy in living in relationship together and encouraging one another, and that our love for God enables us to turn outward to love and serve others. I am beyond blessed that I get to do life with my husband, Vaka, as we raise our three sweet girls and our precious son.




Brandon Alexander - Student Ministries Director & Facilities Manager


Charity Nielsen - Business Administrator

As ambassadors for Christ, it is essential that we demonstrate love and integrity at every point of contact, serving others even while being served. Whether through a business relationship or interaction with the community, it is my privilege to serve through these opportunities to inspire hope for the sake of Christ.




Christian Morfin - Luz Y Libertad Worship Leader

I have been serving as the worship leader with the Hispanic ministry since 2014. There is no greater joy than to see God's presence pour out on His people as we worship together, giving Him all honor and glory.



Dayanara Sesmas - Luz y Libertad Secretary


Sonia Banda - Luz y Libertad Youth Director

As youth leaders in the Hispanic Ministry, my husband, Billy, and I desire to help this young generation grow closer to God, be disciples of Jesus, and live out their faith. 



Pastor Jerry Dickinson - Honorary Pastor for Life

After serving as the Senior Pastor for over 23 years at West Side, I was given the Honorary Pastor for Life designation in my retirement. Although I now live in Indiana, I consider it a joy to be connected to the West Side family in this manner.