Pastors & Staff

Chad Yoder

Senior Pastor

Before you know anything else about Pastor Chad, you should know he loves Jesus with all his heart, mind, soul, and strength. He wants you to experience God's life-transforming presence too. Chad joined the Life Center team in 2020 as the lead pastor of Goshen First and the Life Center, excited for the possibilities for sharing Jesus in Goshen. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Religion from Liberty University and a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary.

Chad also co-directs a mission organization called Kuandaa International, training pastors and planting churches around the world. Chad believes that all people benefit from following Jesus and that the Church should be the people to lead the way. He and his wife, Erin, are raising four beautiful daughters to love the Lord, too. In his spare time, you can find him at one of the local disc golf courses. 

Bobbi Smith

Pastor of Worship and Youth

Being actively involved as a leader within the youth ministry since August 2010, Bobbi has a strong passion for working with middle and high school students. She is happily married to her husband Matt who is her strong supporter and teammate in everything she does, especially within the youth ministry. Together, they have one son, whom they adopted from Ethiopia in 2018.

With a strong desire to make an impact within this world and the community she serves, Bobbi has an enthusiasm not only for youth ministry, but also for music, missions, and travel. She desires to continue using all of these gifts to help further God’s kingdom and make a difference in the lives of today’s youth.

Amy Kauffman

Office and Children's Director

Amy first began attending The Life Center with her family when she was in middle school. After graduating from Ball State University in 2005 with a degree in Elementary Education, she served as the Executive Assistant for a non-profit ministry and local church in Greenwood, IN.  In 2011, God led her back to Goshen, where she met her husband Jon and began her ten year teaching career. They married in 2016 and have one daughter. Together they enjoy many outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, and biking!  

Amy has always had a passion for the church and a desire to use her gifts to serve staff and members in furthering God’s Kingdom.  She is excited to serve in a role that allows her to pursue all both of her passions and be a part of all God is doing in and through The Life Center!

Garry Anglemyer

Willing Hands Ministry Director

Garry Anglemyer works part-time as our Willing Hands Ministry Director. He is married to Kathy, and they have three adult children. Their son, Barry, is married with two kids. Their son, Kelly, lives in Goshen with his wife and son. Their daughter, Bobbi, is married to Matt Smith and they live in Wakarusa with their son.

Garry’s interests are motorcycles! He loves riding and racing motorcycles. His favorite hobby is enjoying his grandkids and granddogs!

Linda Ponce


Linda Ponce has been serving as Treasurer for local churches for years. Upon retiring from her full-time job, Linda began working for The Life Center part-time.

She graduated from National College of Education with a math/elementary education major. In her free time, she enjoys working in her yard and watching her grandchildren. She is married to Armando.