Our Staff

Mike Ellson

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Mike Ellson brings much energy and passion to the ministry of the Center Point United Methodist Church. Previously employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation for over 20 years, Pastor Mike is a second career pastor who God has called to shepherd the church in Center Point.

He is a graduate of Upper Iowa University and a graduate of the Course of Study Program at St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas City. Pastor Mike and his wife, Kristine, have been married since 1976. Their children are Brad, Tara,  Diana and Laura. His family includes two  sons-in-love, Clay and Joshua, daughter-in-love, Jacqueline and fourteen grandchildren, Ama, Yamah, Taimah, Kle, Jayda, Emry, Israel, Joy, Irie, Josiah, Elijah, Ellson, Ben, Forest and Margaux.

Andrew Happ


Pastor Andrew Happ provides a helpful addition to the ministry of Center Point United Methodist Church. Andrew was previously employed as a welder at ABC Disposal. Working through his calling Andrew attended the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. During his time in school he was appointed as a part time Local Licensed Pastor for two local churches. Through All of this, God has led Andrew to serve the church in Center Point. Andrew and his wife Amy were married in 2016 and have two daughters, Luella and Joanna. They also have three dogs Chief, Maverick, and Bruce.