Meet our Pastors/Founders
Jesse & Katelynn Miner : Pastors, Executive directors & Founders
Pastors Jesse & Katelynn Miner founded the Berkshire Dream Center on July 1st 2011, after four years of outreach work in the Morningside neighborhood in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Together they bring passion, vision, excitement, love of God into our church, community and city. They were joined together by their love for God and helping their community in 2010 and married on October 5th 2013. They live with their family in Berkshire County and have been blessed with two beautiful children, Jeremiah (4) & Lillian (2).
Katelynn grew up in Plainfield, Massachusetts and attended Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Shelburne Falls MA. She had a love & passion for dance where she was part of Pizazz School of Dance in Greenfield for 15 years. In high school, she had the chance to compete and her team won the Junior National Championship in New Jersey. At the age of 13, she took her first missions trip out of the States to Mexico and developed the heart to serve and love others. Her missions trips all throughout high school brought her places around the world including; Thailand, South Africa, Russia (Siberia & St. Petersburg), Panama, Jamaica, England, and Costa Rica. After graduating high school, God called her to pursue full time ministry so she enrolled in Zion Bible College in Barrington, Rhode Island. In the summer of 2008, she traveled to Siberia and Los Angelus to visit the Dream Center in California. It was on that trip, that she caught the vision for a Dream Center to exist back home in the Berkshires. Returning home from that trip, she began to reach out to those within Morningside Community in Pittsfield alongside of her mother through the Adopt A Block program. While returning back to college to finish her senior year, her mother continued the program by helping local residents with needs as they arose and she returned home on the weekends to participate alongside of her. The next year, Katelynn was the first to graduate on the new college and received a Bachelors degree in Biblical Theology with a minor in missions. Her senior year the college was moved to Haverhill, MA and now is named “Northpoint Bible College.” Upon graduation in 2009, she traveled to study at Jerusalem University College in Israel for 5 weeks, and visited historical landmarks in Scripture all throughout Israel and Jordan. After that trip, she returned back to the Berkshires and jumped in knowing this is where God asked her to be. It was in 2010 at a church in Pittsfield, that she met her husband Jesse. Katelynn shares that her journey has taught her so many things but one of the most important, is to trust God through whatever season you find yourself in. When you put Him first He truly will take care of you! Her life verse is found in Philippians 1:21, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Jesse grew up in the small town of Readsboro, Vermont and attended Drury High school in North Adams, MA. Growing up he had a passion for the music, the outdoors, being active and spending time with his siblings. Jesse developed a love for music and fitness that are now both a huge part of his life. Every week he loves leading others into worship at church, so that they might experience God’s presence and grow closer to Him. He continues to build upon his love for music and helps teach others how to use their gifts for the Lord. One of his favorite verses that he leads his family with is Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”
Their vision is to continue to help & serve others with the love of God, and have so much excitement for what God has in store for this year. "Our family is blessed to be part of such an incredible community and to be an extension of God's love to others. We have seen the hand of God do amazing things through stepping out in faith and obedience to what He has called us to do. We would love to meet you and invite you to come see what's happening at our church firsthand. We would love to pray with you all week long with whatever you need God to help you with in your life. Just email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will pray and uplift you! May God richly bless you each and every single day!"