Church Staff

Our Pastor's are ready to serve your needs. Here are the staff at Community Wesleyan Church that make the blessings happen.

Rev. Dr. Eric J. Paashaus

Lead Pastor


Rev. Dr. Eric J. Paashaus

Ordained Wesleyan Pastor

Served as the Youth Pastor from 2004-2012

Lead Pastor from 2013-Present


Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) from St. Petersburg Theological Seminar

Doctorate of Theology (D.Th) from Freedom Bible College and Seminary

Masters of Theology from Freedom Bible College and Seminary

Masters of Science in Entomology from The State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry College

Bachelors of Science from Eastern Nazarene College  

Married to my wife in 1999, Magdalena and we have three children, Rachel (11), Sophia (7), and Andrew (4). 

I have travelled to Central Romania over a dozen times on short-term missions trips; including teaching ecology classes, planting churches, evangelism, working with children, and many relief programs. 

Favorite Food: Pierogis. 

Place I would most like to Visit:  I have always wanted to take a tour of the Holy Land and see Israel. 

Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 12:29 “For our God is a consuming fire.”  

Pastor Benjamin Wade

Youth Pastor



Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from Kingswood University

Licensed Minister of the Wesleyan Church

I am originally from Kentucky. When I was 16 years old I went on a short-term mission trip to Poland where I felt God calling me into ministry. After graduating from high school I attended Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick where I received a B.A. in Ministry. While in school I had the opportunity to go on another mission trip, this time to Guatemala. As a part of the requirements for graduation I spent my last semester of university serving overseas in the Karis field. In May of 2016 I married my beautiful wife Katie whom I met while at Kingswood. I officially started as Youth Pastor at KCWC in May of 2017.

Random Facts:

Born: Hornell, NY

States I’ve lived in: New York, Kentucky, Georgia

Farthest Place I have traveled: Central Asia 5,850 miles

Countries I have traveled to: 5 Canada, Guatemala, Germany, Poland, Azerbaijan

Places I would like to go: Chile, Australia, any country in Africa

Favorite Verse: Acts 20:24

Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza

Favorite Color: Green or Orange depending on the shade