Pastor Aaron was appointed to Homestead Church in 2019. He brings a passion serving Christ in the church, community and world. He brings a breadth of experience in preaching, worship leadership, and a passion for the young and young-at-heart. Pastor Aaron and wife April live in NW Rochester with their two children. When not at church, you're most likely to find them at a park, coffee shop or gym.
Pastor Aaron grew up in Riverton, Wyo., where he, his wife and his parents operated the Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery for seven years. April, whose father also was a church pastor, grew up mostly in Indiana and Ohio. Aaron and April first met while both were attending Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., and married in 2002. They have two children, ages 10 and 12.
CJ Vana is a college student studying Music Production and Engineering. Worship leading and songwriting have have been his passions since he was in grade school. He enjoys writing Christian and secular music alike, with the hopes of making songwriting and recording a full time career. He plans to use his musical gifts as a way to reach the secular music world and bring some light into the darkness that is so often associated with artists and musicians.