Staff

Eric Valenstein - Lead Pastor   Born and raised in Baltimore, Eric has been working in ministry for over 10 years. Starting as a youth group volunteer, Eric has spent the last 7 years as a Pastor of Families. Eric is passionate about seeing people become life long learners of Jesus. Eric married Erica in August of 2011. They have two beautiful daughters, Brooklyn and Savannah, and one son, Noah. Eric loves sports, comic book movies, podcasts, and playing board games.   Email Eric

Eric Valenstein - Lead Pastor

Born and raised in Baltimore, Eric has been working in ministry for over 10 years. Starting as a youth group volunteer, Eric has spent the last 7 years as a Pastor of Families. Eric is passionate about seeing people become life long learners of Jesus. Eric married Erica in August of 2011. They have two beautiful daughters, Brooklyn and Savannah, and one son, Noah. Eric loves sports, comic book movies, podcasts, and playing board games.

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Frank Hendrickson - Worship Director   Frank has been playing music since he was 14 years old. He joined his first band in 2002 and hasn't stopped since. Frank is passionate about leading others in worship through songs. Frank married Michele in 2008 and together they have two great kids, Joel and Lucy. Frank loves Baltimore sports teams, writing music for his band "The Revived", and eating sushi.   Email Frank

Frank Hendrickson - Worship Director

Frank has been playing music since he was 14 years old. He joined his first band in 2002 and hasn't stopped since. Frank is passionate about leading others in worship through songs. Frank married Michele in 2008 and together they have two great kids, Joel and Lucy. Frank loves Baltimore sports teams, writing music for his band "The Revived", and eating sushi.

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Michele Hendrickson - Pastor of Care and Outreach   After graduating from Hood College, Michele worked as an elementary teacher for 7 years until she became the Easter Regional Director for Students for Life of America. Michele is passionate about helping people, whether through interacting with the homeless community in Baltimore City, providing food for the local food pantries, or helping women in times of crisis. Michele loves recycling, the show "the Office", her husband Frank, and her two kids, Joel and Lucy.   Email Michele

Michele Hendrickson - Pastor of Care and Outreach

After graduating from Hood College, Michele worked as an elementary teacher for 7 years until she became the Easter Regional Director for Students for Life of America. Michele is passionate about helping people, whether through interacting with the homeless community in Baltimore City, providing food for the local food pantries, or helping women in times of crisis. Michele loves recycling, the show "the Office", her husband Frank, and her two kids, Joel and Lucy.

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Lauren Merrill - Executive Director of Creative Arts   Lauren discovered her love for photography after receiving her first camera at age 4. Since then, her passion has grown to a career, becoming a professional photographer for weddings and family portraits. She uses that great eye to oversee the visual look and feel of Impact Church. Lauren has been married to her husband Derek since 2009. Lauren loves hanging out with their son Lincoln, planning events, and DIY projects.   Email Lauren

Lauren Merrill - Executive Director of Creative Arts

Lauren discovered her love for photography after receiving her first camera at age 4. Since then, her passion has grown to a career, becoming a professional photographer for weddings and family portraits. She uses that great eye to oversee the visual look and feel of Impact Church. Lauren has been married to her husband Derek since 2009. Lauren loves hanging out with their son Lincoln, planning events, and DIY projects.

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Leadership Team

Rob Pallante - Production Director    Email Rob

Rob Pallante - Production Director

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Erica Valenstein - Groups Director    Email Erica

Erica Valenstein - Groups Director

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Eric Littlejohn - Technology Director    Email Eric

Eric Littlejohn - Technology Director

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Rusty Valenstein - Host Team CoDirector    Email Rusty

Rusty Valenstein - Host Team CoDirector

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Pat Dyson - Facilities Director    Email Pat

Pat Dyson - Facilities Director

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Desiree Bennett - Admin Director    Email Desiree

Desiree Bennett - Admin Director

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