Daniel Johnson Lead Pastor
Daniel has served in various forms of ministry since 2010, when he attended Northpoint Bible College in Haverhill, MA. He went on to graduate with a double major in Biblical Theology and Christian Education. During his time at NPBC God put a dream in his heart to start a church, passionate about reaching this lost generation in one of the most unchurched cities in America.
Pastor Daniel is a native of Lewiston-Auburn and he believes strongly in God's redemptive plan for his city. As a leader in this effort, Daniel’s worked at both The Root Cellar & Kidspeace in Lewiston, mentoring, counseling, teaching, and inspiring youth/young children of this city. He does all of this because he believes that "if we can reach this next generation with the power of the Gospel, we can change the course of history."
Daniel has been married to his wife Lyndsey since June 7th of 2014, and their son Ezra was born March 26th, 2016.
Lyndsey Johnson Pastor’s wife
Lyndsey, a native of Boston, has spent the majority of her life working within the local church, contributing in everything from clean up to preaching and teaching the youth ministry. When Lyndsey was just 12 years old, the local pastor in her neighborhood went out of his way to build a relationship with her, intending to mentor her and lead her into right relationship with her creator. Through his patience and unwillingness to quit, Lyndsey eventually came to have a relationship with Jesus for herself, and her young, broken life was restored piece by peice.
In high school, Lyndsey experienced an undeniable moment with the Holy Spirit, and she knew God was calling her to go deeper. With many prestigious colleges and potential careers opportunities on the table, she chose to attend a little bible college in Haverhill, MA. Her choice was to spend her life giving back what was so freely given to her, and that is the love, peace, and hope only found in Jesus Christ.
Lyndsey went on to graduate from Northpoint Bible College, with a Major in Biblical Theology & a Minor in Christian Education. Today, she serves as a mother to one, a pastor's wife, and a leader at Connect Church.
Her passion, love, and energy sets the tone for this church each and every week.
Theo Miller teaching & Church Elder
Theo has known he's been called by God to serve in ministry since he was 15 years old. Beginning in 2003, at 17 years old, he became a Christian summer camp counselor, and later served as a church youth group leader and director. In 2009, he joined the pastoral internship program at Faith Christian Church in his hometown of Mauston, Wisconsin. Through this internship, he served in the church's jail ministry, preached sermons, and learned about the daily operations of a church. During this time, he developed a greater focus on studying and teaching the Bible.
Theo became a licensed minister in 2010 and earned his Associate of Theology degree from Christian Life School of Theology in 2013. Theo and his wife, Kacie, have been married since 2011. They both felt led to leave Wisconsin to pursue ministry anywhere God would take them, which is what brought them to Lewiston in 2014. Theo was ordained by Faith Christian Church in 2015 after being brought on staff at another local Auburn church, where he served for two years.
In early 2018, Theo and Kacie committed to attending Connect Church. Later that summer, Pastor Daniel asked Theo to serve on the elder board of Connect Church and began giving him opportunities to preach and teach. Theo currently leads the bi-weekly Bible study in addition to fulfilling his duties as a church elder. Theo works full-time at the Walmart Distribution Center in Lewiston. He and Kacie are expecting their first child, a son, in May.
Rose LeBlanc Connections & Church Elder
Growing up in Jay, Maine Rose dreamt of being a nurse since she was just a young child. The passion to save lives was within her and it drove her all through out her years spent in academics. As an active member in her church, Rose was raised loving the things of God, but this love was very surface leveled. It wasn’t until she left her tiny paper-mill town for college, that Rose experienced the true power, mercy, and grace of Jesus for herself. Through many great trials and overwhelming heartache, Rose learned the true depths of love found in her good, good Father.
During the four years she spent at Saint Joseph’s College, Rose obtained a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and even more importantly, she discovered her passion for bringing hope and joy to the young adult's around her. During Rose's sophomore year, she became the leader of a Christian social group on campus called, "Fusion." It was throughout this time that God began revealing to Rose that her calling was not only to help care for the sick, but to bring healing within their souls.
In 2014, Rose moved to Lewiston as she began her nursing career at a local hospital. With this move she became a clear leader within the growing team at Connect Church. She did it all with one mission in mind, and that mission is to bring that same hope and freedom she's experienced in her life, to the young adults of L/A.
Saint Clair Biro Prayer Team & Church elder
Bio coming soon…
Shannon Ridge 1st impressions & Church Elder
Growing up in the small town of Hartford, ME, Shannon developed a growing passion for loving people. Being raised alongside four brothers she learned deep family values at a very young age. In 2014, she graduated as a registered medical assistant and later was hired on staff by CMMC hospital in Lewiston. But little did she know, medical assisting would be the profession she was built for. A job where she was able to use her love to comfort people of all ages during time’s when they are feeling most vulnerable, or scared.
Shannon gave her life to Jesus at the age of 29, because in him she “experienced a love that no human being could ever provide” her. She knew immediately that there was shift in her heart; that her heart of stone became a heart of flesh because Jesus gave her new life. After being baptized Shannon took to the streets, reaching out to homeless communities, working with those who had drug and alcohol addictions, and going to abortion clinics to pray for the men, women and children.
In her words: “Every single person has a purpose, and God has consistently guided me in a direction that thrives off from deep connection with hurting people. So this new life that God has given me drives me to share the love of Jesus with other people who so desperately need him.” Shannon’s Loveland passion for Jesus has been an incredible sight to see. She’s been on a journey filled with both mountain top experiences and valleys of deep pain. Yet through all of it, it has produced an overwhelming joy from deep within her soul.
Jonathan Knight campus Operations
Bio coming soon…