Interim Pastor

Al Detter

In 1975, I became a youth pastor at Skokie Valley Baptist Church in Wilmette, Illinois. In 1978, I became Senior Pastor of Grace Church in Erie, PA, where I spent 32 years in that post followed by three years on staff as an associate. In 2013, I went into interim pastoral ministry serving Old North Church in Canfield, OH and First Baptist Church in New Castle, PA. It is my pleasure to currently be serving Christ Community Church. My three greatest pastoral joys are being experienced here – preaching the Word, leading the church, and helping people grow in their faith in Christ.

Marie and I will be married 50 years in August. We reside in Erie, PA. We have four children and eight grandchildren. I’m a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

One of my hobbies is collecting and reading old books. The earliest book in my collection is a Bible
printed in 1599. A Bible – how appropriate.

Music Team Leader

Andrew Brautigam

I grew up playing music and woke up on Sunday mornings hearing my mom pound out that morning's music on our family's grand piano. When I was a teenager I decided I needed to learn how to play the guitar, so I stole the cheap beginner guitar my sister ignored and have been playing in churches ever since. If you can play an instrument or sing, and feel called to be a part of a team creating powerful worship experiences, please contact me. Our teams lead our Church with authenticity and excellence. We serve our Church by playing music that is relevant, spiritually and culturally, to the community in which we live. 

 

I have been happily married to my wife, Shelley, since 2005, and enjoy playing with my three kids, running, biking, and eating. I graduated from Houghton College in 2005, and the West Virginia University College of Law in 2011

Children Ministry Director

Shelley Brautigam

I grew up in a Christian home in Georgia and found my way to Christ Community Church through my husband Andrew (whose parents started the church in their living room.)  I have participated in the children’s ministry at CCC as both the mother of three children (Ben, Caleb and Hannah), and as a volunteer teacher.   My prior experience includes teaching both English and Special Education in private and public schools, as well as creating and leading a special needs ministry for children at Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, WV.  

 

I have a passion for connecting children and their parents to Christ.  I am incredibly excited to collaborate with parents and other volunteers to make sure that every single child that walks into Christ Community Church knows that he or she is created and loved by God.

 

Outside of the church, I love to run and cook—both of which complement each other well.  When the ground isn’t frozen, I can be found hanging out at the playground with our kids.    

 

Interested in getting involed with Square One? Contact squareone@christcommunityfredonia.com for more information. 

Christ Community Church

Leadership

Elders

Jonathan Geiger

Josiah Lamp

Todd Matteson

Juan Placencia

Trustees

Jeff Novelli

Rob Przybysz

Charley Ryder

Ray Wilson