Pastors & Staff

David & Marie Savage

Pastor David: Lead  Pastor
Pastor Marie: Children's Pastor & Women's Ministry Pastor

Pastor David has been lead pastor of Center Point since 2007. Although from Seattle, Pastor David has a heart for rural ministry and loves seeing the church take an active role in the greater community. His passion is to make the Word of God come alive and applicable to every person so they can experience the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. He believes the greatest days for the Church are still ahead and remains excited about what God has in store! Pastor Marie has been actively involved in leadership at Center Point Church since 2007 when she and her husband arrived in Mountain Lake. She is passionate about seeing every follower of Christ filled with the Spirit's power and fervently living out their God given call.
David and Marie, live in Mountain Lake with their three children. 

Ryan & Nikole Kestner

Pastor Ryan: Associate Pastor & Youth Pastor
Nikole: Office Administrator

Ryan and Nikole, along with their children Lana & Josiah, moved to Mountain Lake after serving overseas, from 2016 to 2020. They have lived in Eswatini, Belize, and Morocco. Ryan has a passion to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus, and to walk in the fullness of God’s call on their lives. Nikole enjoys working behind the scenes to keep the church organized, and functioning with excellence.  A favorite bible verse of the Kestner’s is 1 John 4:19 “We love because He first loved us.”

Nikki Petersen

Worship Arts Pastor

Nikki graduated from Crown College with a BA in music with a contemporary worship concentration and Bible minor. There she met Aaron who became not only her husband but her ministry partner as well. After 11 years serving at a church near the Twin Cities, they followed God’s call to Mountain Lake in 2013 with their three kids Samuel, Ezra and Harvest. Aaron teaches K-12 music at Mountain Lake Christian School and Nikki joined the Center Point staff in 2018. Psalm 115:1 is their prayer “Not to us, Oh Lord, not to us but to Your name be the glory.” 

Thomas Stoneking

Sound/Technical Director