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Say hello to the leadership team at Element Church

Meet our leadership

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Erik & Airen Germesin - Lead Pastor

Pastor Erik is the lead pastor of Element Church. He has been in ministry for the past fifteen years in many different churches and ministries and has been married to Airen for eleven years. Originally from Lompoc, California, Erik and Airen moved to Pittsburgh in 2010 to start a new church in the urban Pittsburgh area. During that time Pastor Erik & Airen attended Element Church and were sent out to plant Mars Hill Church.


Three years later when Element Church needed a new lead pastor it seemed good to the leadership of both churches to combine under the name Element Church as one church on mission to reach the city of Pittsburgh under the leadership of Pastor Erik.


He is a two-time graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University (B.S. in Church Ministries and M.A. in Bible and Theology) and is also a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute (A.A. in Practical Theology).


Airen is a Registered Nurse and is a graduate of BIOLA University (B.A. in Intercultural Studies) and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing.

Craig Blocksidge - Associate Teaching Pastor

Pastor Craig has been a part of Element Church since 2014 and is our associate pastor. He is responsible for various aspects of our Sunday service, Lifegroups, and is also one of our teaching pastors.


Craig is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge (B.A. in Youth Ministry).

Tim & Elisha Lewis - Family Life Pastor

Pastor Tim and his wife Elisha have been a part of Element Church since 2015. Pastor Tim serves as our Family Life Pastor. He oversees our ministry to kids, youth, and their families.

Fran Santoro - Visitation Pastor

Pastor Fran has been a part of Element Church since it officially launched in August of 2009, and was a part of the church plant leadership team. He is serving as a visitation and care pastor. He is responsible for visiting and ministering to people in the hospital and in their homes as the need arises.


Fran also serves in several other leadership capacities at Element Church.  

Dan & Amber Becker - Worship Leader

Dan and Amber have been at Element Church since January 2016 when Mars Hill Church merged with Element Church. They were also part of the original MHC church plant team.


Dan leads the music portion of our service and our worship team. 


Amber serves with Element kids, hospitality, and events.