Meet The Staff
Pastor Chris Cooper
Rev. Chris & Maydee Cooper have been serving in ministry for over twenty years, and has been the Lead Pastor at The Bridge since 2017. Pastor Chris is passionate about serving the LaSalle community and city of Niagara Falls. He believes God gave him the gifts of leadership development, administration, and preaching and teaching the word of God to reach the lost. Chris loves golfing and fishing in his free time.
Children's & Executive Pastor
Pastor Jayme Hinkle
Jayme & Stephen Hinkle have been serving at The Bridge since 2011 in various ministries. As Children's Pastor, she is committed to help children find their identity in Jesus. Jayme & Stephen have a passion for evangelistic outreach and desires to see a community of people who grow in Jesus, love Jesus, and serve like him. In her free time, she loves to eat, read mystery novels, and spend time with her four boys.
Pastor Jeff Vogt
Jeff & Marcella Vogt have been serving in various leadership roles within the church for over ten years. Pastor Jeff's hearts desire is to reach as many people for Christ as he is given opportunity, to teach God's word, and to demonstrate servant leadership. Pastor Jeff enjoys history, following world events, golfing, taking trips to visit his family in NJ and MI, bike riding, walking, and enjoying nature.
Youth & Young Adult Pastor
Pastor Austin Spiller
Austin & Hannah Spiller have recently joined the staff at The Bridge. Austin formerly served as an Outreach Pastor in Lakeland, FL while receiving his M.Div. from Southeastern University. In his free time, he writes on theology and the Christian faith both casually and academically. He enjoys studying personality, buying books before he finishes his unread pile, and rating and critiquing different restaurants' Caesar salads.
Jennifer & Norman Francis along with their five year- old son Moses have been attending The Bridge since 2017 after moving to the US from the United Kingdom. She has been working at The Bridge since 2021. Jennifer has an MBA in Energy Management and a degree in theology. She enjoys making traditional Pakistani cuisine, reading, watching Netflix, and sleeping.