Wesley Chapel Ministries
Pastor Ben Leahey – Men’s Ministry Leader &
Community Group Leader
Along with leading in the areas of discipleship, counseling, and Christian education, Pastor Ben also leads Wesley Chapel’s Men’s Ministry and Community Groups.
Learn More About Pastor Ben on our Pastors/Elders Page
Nicole Artese – Women’s Ministry Leader
Nicole grew up in central Massachusetts and following high school attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. It was during her college years that she gave her life to the Lord and also met her husband, Vin. As she continued to grow in her walk with Christ, God gave her an increasing passion for serving women in the church. She has a heart for helping women understand God’s beautiful design for them and leading them to deeper relationship with Christ. Vin and Nicole were married in May 2011 and their family grew in 2018 with the addition of their precious son, Vinny. Nicole worked as a math teacher in a public school for 6 years and now works part time as a math tutor. In addition to caring for her family, home and ministry responsibilities, she treasures date nights with Vin, listening to podcasts, going for walks, and enjoying a good cup of coffee with a friend.
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April Leahey – Children’s Ministry Leader
April has a heart for teaching young children and for partnering with their families. The Lord has given her a passion to introduce children to the Gospel at a young age and equip their families to disciple their children. Her desire is to give children a solid foundation that they can build upon as they grow and learn to love the Lord for themselves. April has a bachelors degree in early childhood education, with a concentration in child studies. Before becoming a mother herself, she was a preschool teacher for 6 years and worked in various child care settings prior to that. April has been married to her husband Ben since 2010. He has been the most influential person in her walk of faith and the biggest supporter for her work with young children. In 2018 they welcomed their first child, Micah Thomas into their family.
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Zachary Garoffolo – Family Ministry Leader
Zach has a passion to see families flourish as teams on a mission. He firmly believes that spouses and children are blessings and each member plays a vital role in the success of living out the gospel. He has been married to his wife Rebecca for nine years and has two amazing kids -Anna & Zachary Jr. Zach and Rebecca share a passion for implementing gospel-centered resources that actively help in building up their own multi-generational family team on mission. For his profession, Zach is a High School Math Teacher and a College Adjunct Professor. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor sports, coaching, playing board games, and lots of family time.
Brittney Artese – Church Administrator
Brittney came to the Lord in 2013. She was always willing to help in the Church wherever there was a need while believing that God would show her how He has equipped her to serve. She plays a small role in children’s church, tech, and outreach, but her true passion is behind the scenes administrative work. Outside of Wesley Chapel, Brittney works full time as Operations Manager, facilitating international insurance transactions. Her professional career has helped her develop and improve her administrative skills. In 2017 it became clear that she could use these skills as a way to serve in the Kingdom of God. She is now responsible for all administrative and financial aspects of Wesley Chapel and believes it to be exactly where God wants her to be.