“We live our lives with the sole purpose and passion to make Jesus known to people. We work to establish His Kingdom on the earth and build His church so that others may know the fullness of life in Him through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe in people, and that when their hearts connect with His love their potential is limitless. We desire to see people find freedom and victory in Jesus and be released into their purpose and calling; and in return influence the world around them.”

Pastors Jeff and Jess along with their boys Michael, Ben, and Luke

Jeff and Jess Werkmeister are the founders of Elevate church. In 2011, God called them to begin a church that is not typical. A place where people can come and have fun, feel accepted and forever be changed by the power of Jesus.

Jeff and Jess have been married for 12 years and are blessed with three amazing boys, Michael, Ben and Luke who are their pride and joy. In 2003 they began a journey to fulfill the vision God gave them to see a generation change their misconceptions of church and Jesus. Jeff and Jess have been in full-time ministry for 15 years. Working with children, youth and adults they have been able to gain God’s perspective for all walks of life. Their heart is to reach families and and to see each individual living in their purpose.


Jeff is a passionate speaker and leader and loves to present God’s word in a relatable and exciting way. His passion for life is contagious and his love for Jesus is evident in the way he loves others. Jessica has led worship for 14 years and has taught and led children, youth and adults. She has a passion to see women find their strength and life in God and become who they are called to be. Together their mission is simple - to show people the love of Jesus and fullness of life in Him.