Our Team

Say hello to the leadership team of Connect Church

Meet Our Team

Say hello to the leadership team of Connect Church. Got questions for the lead team at Connect? Contact us by clicking here.

Hank & Allison Kistler

Hank Kistler is the Pastor of Connect Church. Hank and his wife, Allison, have a heart to reach Long Island with the life-transforming message of the gospel and connect people to Jesus like never before. They believe in the next generation and value the wisdom and guidance of those who have gone before them. They have served in church ministry for over 15 years and have 3 daughters-Emma, Kayla, and Ava. Hank enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves and UNC Tarheels while Allison loves the beach, coffee, and home decorating.

Rachel Cardoza

As the office secretary, Rachel helps run the day-to-day operations of ALL things. If you call the church, it is her voice you will likely hear greeting you on the other end of the line. She moved to Long Island in 2012 has been a faithful part of our team since 2015. She is married to her college sweetheart, Miguel, and has 2 children, Noah and Victoria. In her free time she enjoys shopping and going on road trips.

Kim Palazzolo

Kim Palazzolo is a Long Island native and one of the original members of the church. She manages all the finances of Connect Church and makes sure everyone who walks through the doors feels at home. She finds purpose in the details and always has a smile on her face. She has been married to husband, Peter, for over 40 years and has 2 adult girls, Allison and Courtney, and 3 grandgirls.