Craig has served as the Lead Pastor of Centerpoint since January of 2006. Craig was born in NY, grew up on CT and now thrilled to call Maine HOME. He and his wife of 24 years Lisa, have 5 incredible children and have been in full time ministry all of their married life. Craig attended Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida where he majored in Pastoral Ministries. Prior to ministry at Centerpoint He served for over 14 years in full time youth ministry as both youth pastor and District Youth Director. As District Youth Director Craig was responsible for the oversight and development of the youth ministries and Christian education programs of approximately 150 churches in CT. MA. & RI. One of his greatest passions is training equipping and RELEASING passionate individuals into ministry. He truly believes that THE LOCAL CHURCH IS THE HOPE OF THE WORLD!
Family & Connections Pastor
Pastor Bill was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, consequently is a diehard fan of the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Redwings (no matter how bad they are). He is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College with a BA in Pastoral Ministries. He and his bride Dena love serving in ministry; they have six children and seven grandchildren with another granddaughter on the way.
Zach has lived in Waterville his whole life. He and his wife Natasha are passionate about the calling God has placed on their lives to minister to kids and families in our area. Together they are having a blast raising their son Dashiell and watching him grow!
Jr. High & Media Director
Travis is originally from Georgia, but moved up to Maine to purse God’s call on his life. He has been on staff for over two years and has loved every minute of it. He is married to Erin and together they take care of their baby, Luci, a shitzu-poodle mix puppy.
Lisa is the wife of Craig Riportella, mother of MollyJo, Micah, Nathan, Chloe and Isaac. She grew up in Plymouth Massachusetts, has lived in 6 different states, but cannot imagine her life outside of her beloved Maine. She graduated with degrees in Psychology, Theology and Communications from Southeastern University in 1993. Lisa’s life is FULL to the brim with community and church, but if given her way, would spend EVERY WAKING MOMENT with her family….and her bunny, BaLoo.
Sr. High Director
Rebekah and her family are natives to New England, but have spent several years living in the midwest. Rebekah is married to her High School sweetheart, Jim, and they have 3 children; Tyler, Alyssa, and Juliana. Their family loves adventure, motorcycles, laughing until your belly hurts, Jesus, and being a little crazy!