Ministry Directors


Chris Hippe

Lead Pastor


Chris (M.Div., Faith Evangelical Seminary) serves as the Lead Pastor of City Central Church and is deeply committed to seeing the Church empowered and restored. His call as a pastor and teacher is the training, equipping, and restoration of the saints. In addition, Chris serves as the director of Freedom Immersion trainings, which has taken him around the country and around the globe. Chris resides in Tacoma with his wife, Jena, and their four children.


Dennis Gibson

Executive Pastor


Dennis is as an elder at City Central, with much of his experience serving to develop and establish ministries. Dennis loves encouraging leaders of all ages and see the ministries of City Central become powerful tools in the hands of God. He is married to his best friend of 43 years, Debbie, and they have two daughters, two son in law’s, and many grandchildren.

Brent Mapes

Brent Mapes

Financial Director


Brent serves as the Financial Director for City Central Church. In this capacity, he supervises both the financial management of church resources as well as the administration of key personnel. Brent graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University and also has a Masters in Theological Studies from Faith Evangelical Seminary. He longs to see God’s people enter into the blessings available to those that steward their possessions with a heavenly mindset.

Worship Staff


Jason Bradley

Worship Director


Jason has been playing music and leading worship at City Central Church since 2001. He has a passion to meet with the Lord, see God move and restore lives, and empower broken people with the Holy Spirit. He currently lives in Tacoma with his wife Gretchen and kids Boaz, Eleanor, and Eva.

Young Adult, Youth and Kids Staff

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Dan and Michelle Nicholson

Kingdom Kids Directors


Dan and Michelle met while serving in children’s ministry at City Central. Dan spent 6+ years in the Army and has a passion to see fatherless generations know the love of Christ through strong, pure, tangible “fathers” in their lives. Michelle has her BA in Social Work from Pacific Lutheran University and worked as a social worker for under-privileged families throughout the Franklin Pierce School District for 5 years. Currently, Dan and Michelle are united by their passion to see young ones raised with no question as to their identity and to see them entrusted with all they are capable of. Dan and Michelle love the Northwest and live in Tacoma with their 4 children Mikayla, Kyler, Kasen, and Nora.


Jon Osterman

Youth Ministry Director


Jon leads The Rock, City Central’s youth ministry for grades 6-12. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Religious Studies and has a heart for missions, which lead him to China for 6 years. While there, he taught English and worked at a homeless shelter. He also has a heart to see young people reached with the Gospel. In his spare time, Jon loves singing karaoke and watching Youtube videos.

Administrative Staff


Jennifer Hollins

Lead Administrator


Jennifer has been the City Central Church administrator since 2012. She is an incredible servant who is always willing to help and serve the people around her. Jennifer lives with her husband and daughter in Tacoma and, when not “administrating,” is an avid angler.