• lead Pastor

    Mike skifstad

    Pastor Mike has almost always served in a church in some capacity going all the way back to his childhood when his father planted a church in Akron, OH. Mike has been a worship leader for over twenty years and has served as a worship director and pastor of worship in the Rochester area for over a decade. Mike has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Sacred Music from Lee University. He also holds a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies from Liberty University. Mike is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester and is scheduled to graduate in May of 2022.

    Pastor Mike lives in Fairport with his wife Christina and his four children, Marlin (8), Jackson (7), Wesley (5) and Scarlett (3).  He most enjoys spending time with his family, which includes coaching the kids’ sports, building Legos and having movie nights. Mike loves NFL football, especially the Cleveland Browns; but has adopted the Bills as well. Mike and Christina are also unashamedly board game nerds. Their game collection never stops growing and they are always on the lookout for fellow gamers. 


    Most importantly, Pastor Mike loves Jesus. He is energized by passionate and exciting praise and feels called to proclaim the Word of God. But, with proclamation comes responsibility. Taking the gospel to others in word and in action is, and will always be, part of Mike’s vision for Freechurch.

  • admin

    Karen sheh

    Karen has recently moved back to her hometown of Rochester and started working at FreeChurch, bringing experience from 5 years of administration at her previous church in Massachusetts. She helps with the church's website and online presence.

    She has a background in natural resources and loves gardening. She and her husband have four sons.. 

  • team Leads

    Our church is largely powered by a dedicated group of people who are passionate about Jesus and volunteer their time! Below is a list of some key members but there are many others who aren't on this list.

    • Cassie Hooker - Communications Lead
    • Leslie Hunter - Kids Jam Lead
    • Lisa Lafferty - Member-at-Large, Kids Jam Lead
    • Kirsten Liddle - Secretary
    • Ron Lyon - Delegate
    • DiAnne Roberts - Tech Lead
    • Russ Manalastas - Ushers & Greeters
    • Bill McMahon - Security
    • Lisa Campbell - Coffee & Concierge