• 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.

  • Lead Teams

    • Cassie Hooker (Communications Lead)
    • Leslie Hunter (KJ Lead)
    • Lisa Lafferty (A-Team Member-at-Large, KJ Lead)
    • Kirsten Liddle (A-Team Secretary)
    • Ron Lyon (A-Team Delegate)
    • Kat Manalastas (Worship Lead)
    • DiAnne Roberts (Tech Lead)

Team Leads

This crew of leaders ensures each specific ministry at FreeChurch is thriving. 

Want to be a part of their teams? Visit the SERVE page!

Kat Manalastas - Li'l Jammers (Under 2yrs)  & Jungle JAM (2yrs–Pre-K)

DiAnne Roberts - Tech

Russ Manalastas - Ushers & Greeters

Bill McMahon - Security

Kat Manalastas - Worship

Leslie Hunter - Coffee & Concierge

administrative team

This elected board ensures we're making wise decisions, fulfilling the needs of the congregation, and focusing on our mission to reach and teach.

Tim Burns - Treasurer

Lisa Lafferty - Member at Large

Kirsten Liddle - Secretary

Ron Lyon - Delegate

Russ Manalastas - Member at Large

Troy Bassett - Pastor, Ex-Officio