Meet the Team

Aaron Bjerke

Head Pastor

A letter from the Pastor:

Having served our city as a pastor for more than ten years, I’ve come to understand many New Yorkers share a desire to find spiritual remedies for life’s everyday challenges. Our home is full of conflicting forces; it’s a myriad of grand opportunities and overstimulating priorities, and we long to find inner peace and achieve wholeness in the midst of it all. We want authentic spiritual experiences, but sometimes aren’t sure where to begin, what’s real, and what works.

I stepped into ministry in 2008, when I began serving as a pastoral intern, attending seminary and studying under veteran New York City pastor Tim Keller. I was ordained in 2013, and loved serving my community as an Assistant Pastor and Community Group Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church East Side.

In November of 2018 my faith journey took a new direction. I developed a deep longing to experience God in fresh, unexpected ways. As a result I cultivated new rhythms of prayer, stillness and silence, through which I learned to connect with the Divine more deeply than I ever had before. That journey birthed the foundation on which we are now gathering a new community called The Well.

Together with my wife Erica, our children Joshua and Amelia and our amazing team, I look forward to welcoming you into our community.

If you find yourself searching for spiritual significance or desiring to draw closer to the Divine One, my sincere hope is that you’ll come to The Well and experience God for yourself in fresh, new ways.

Christa Chi

Ministry Director and Executive Strategist

Christa has a deep passion for helping people discover who God created them to be, and seeing them align their lives with their divine calling.

A successful career in the finance and real estate worlds has seen Christa top her field in New York and Hong Kong, while holding positions at Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Bridgewater Associates, and Elegran Real Estate.

Simultaneously, Christa has served as a leader in various church ministries for almost ten years, including Solomon’s Porch in Hong Kong, Hillsong Church New York and Redeemer Presbyterian Church on the East Side. Christa has developed a deep grounding in spiritual leadership, prayer, inner healing, physical healing, dance, and biblical community.

After winning Streeteasy’s 2019 “New Yorkers’ Broker of Choice” award, Christa followed God’s calling into bi-vocational ministry. Her boldness and entrepreneurial spirit align with her apostolic and prophetic gifts to bring many elements of The Well’s vision to life as the community grows in New York City and virtually around the world.

Christa and her husband Enoch live in Midtown East and have loved hosting and developing authentic community together.

Alison Maddox

Worship Director

Alison has led musical worship for over 15 years in various churches, gatherings, and retreats.

Passionate about the arts as a spiritual ministry, she is a singer/songwriter at The Well and has her own music label.

We asked Alison why she "does music" and this is what she shared:

For hope and for beauty.

Because I believe there's beauty in a lot of things, and not just in stuff like white and lace and rainbows. There's beauty in deep, soul-wrenching questions and doubts, there's beauty in the messy problems that keep you awake at night.

Because I've realized that life isn't just what's here on the surface, there's more.

Because I want to bring people to things in life that are beyond the daily grind. The world is complex and beautiful.

Because the soul needs feeding, too.

 
Alison and her husband, James, who is also a singer/songwriter and producer, live in Brooklyn together.