Leadership

Elders, Staff, Team Leaders

Chris White

Pastor

Chris has served at Gateway since 2009. He is married to Jessika, and together they raise two wonderful kids, Elizabeth and Sam. Chris has degrees from Malone University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Chris is an enormous klutz, which is why he likes to ski, as it is really just prolonged falling.

Ben Makin

Director of Campus Ministry

Ben (on the right in this picture) has served at Gateway since 2019 in partnership with the CCO Campus Ministry. He is married to Brittany, and together raise their son Judah. Ben has degrees from Geneva College and Huntington University and a credential from the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling. In his free time, Ben enjoys reading and sports with the same energy and passion as a retiree.

Joshua Hayes

Ruling Elder

Josh and his formidable wife and two daughters, Chrissy, Baylee, and Lilias, have been members of Gateway since Josh and Chrissy moved to Grove City in 2012.  Josh received an undergraduate degree in education from Gannon University, a Masters in Higher Education from Geneva College, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Trinity School of Ministry.  He has worked for the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) for the past 17 years serving student athletes at Slippery Rock University (04'-16') and discipling students in outdoor ministry at Grove City College (16'-present).  Josh is an avid adventurer.  He trail runs, rock and ice climbs, mountain bikes, backpacks, and hunts.  In addition, he enjoys great conversations with friends and relaxing on his front porch. 

Timothy Wright

Ruling Elder

Timothy and his lovely wife Tori have been members of Gateway since moving to Grove City, PA in 2017. Timothy is a graduate from Geneva College and works locally as a consultant in Federal Advisory. He loves connecting with folks over his many hobbies such as kayaking, fishing, hunting, drinking coffee, tabletop gaming, or a new one you introduce him to. 

Sarah Halprin

CCO Fellow

Sarah works for the Coalition for Christian Outreach to serve college students at Gateway, a role she began in August 2021. She graduated from Allegheny College and her passions include putting too much creamer in her coffee, getting excited when she sees a dog, and being Taylor Swift's biggest fan.

Ministry Team Leaders

Each ministry has a team of folks serving to use their gifts to serve, but we can't put every Gateway face on the page
...so here are few of the leaders who serve those teams:

Emily

Children's
Emily is in charge of children's ministry making sure our children have the opportunity to engage Christ and the church as young followers

Zach

Musical Worship
Zach makes sure worship through music happens in our church communal space. 

Christine

Hands of Hope
Christine leads Hands of Hope serving our community and those in need of specific help and resources.

Steve

Counseling Center
Our Counseling Center, open at The Gateway House, is operated by Steve in connection with the Christian Counseling Collaborative.