Tracy Andrew Johnson

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Tracy has served CPC with his wife, Jessi, and their four children, Andrew, Joshua, Hannah, and Luke since September 2005. He graduated from Seattle Pacific University, majoring in Educational Ministry and Religious Studies. He graduated with a Masters in Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. If you really want to know him, though, you have to understand his passion for Seattle sports (Mariners, Seahawks, Sonics, Sounders), U2, and really anything regarding Seattle. (He still carries a key ring that he got at his first Mariners game.) To avoid long and boring conversations with Tracy do not mention the Seahawks, Mariners or U2. He also secretly listens to Neil Diamond in the privacy of his home.

Director of Worship

Nikali Benkert

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Nikali serves with his wife, Lisa and their son, Joshua and is currently a high-school mathematics teacher at Agawam High School. He graduated from Westfield State College majoring in math and secondary education and also has a Masters degree from Western New England University.  In his spare time, Nikali enjoys all things sports. From watching to playing, it is difficult to separate him from following his favorite teams or engaging in a friendly game of some sort. Nikali is also the commissioner for the interchurch softball league. Lastly, if you desire to spend time with Nikali you can always find him training for some marathon in hopes of qualifying for the grand dame of racing, the Boston Marathon.

Director of Next Generation Ministries

Anette Gonzalez

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Anette became part of CPC in 2016 when she moved from Puerto Rico after receiving a job offer in Springfield, MA. Since then, she has been serving at CPC. She graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors Degree in Special Education and also has a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities. Anette enjoys spending time with her family and friends visiting new places, hiking, or simply having a good conversation with them. Anette also enjoys spending time listening to music and dreaming about having her own farm someday (only with one cow, a couple of sheep, goats, hens, and a dog, but not roosters… she is afraid of them). Despite missing her island and her family, Anette has a great love for Massachusetts because God has been doing incredible things with her since day one in this state. She is looking forward for what God continue having for her and all that she can do to continue working for his Kingdom

Associate Director of Worship

Patrice Harrell

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Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Patrice Harrell was a longtime resident of our city before transitioning to Connecticut with her husband Gregory. Still feeling called to this city, she continues her career as a teacher at Springfield Central High School; she has used her B.A. in Spanish from UMass Amherst and her M. Ed from American International College to teach English Language Arts and Spanish Language and Culture since 2011.

Patrice loves to worship Jesus here with our community at Christ Presbyterian Church (where she became a member in 2007 on her favorite day of the year: Resurrection Sunday). 

Patrice loves to make music, decorate cakes, travel, learn, and create new things with her hands. Most of all, she enjoys being a mother to her precious and ever-growing child and being a teacher to her remarkable, resilient students.