Mike Cottrell has been the lead pastor at Westlake Church since 2006. One of his passions is helping people find their way back to God. Mike enjoys having opportunities to share God's truth with people in ways they can understand and apply to their everyday life. Mike has been married to his wife, Sherrie for more than 30 years. They have two daughters - Sarah Davi and Kayla Danielle and six grandchildren. Mike is a Colts fan and enjoys playing softball, golf, basketball and restoring classic cars.
DISCIPLESHIP & GROUPS PASTOR
Craig Knisley has been on staff at Westlake since 1999. He is married to Kelli and they have two boys, Brady and Ben. Craig's role at Westlake is to help people get connected to the church and to help people find their way back to God. Craig loves the Colts, Pacers, Hoosiers & Bulldogs. Craig enjoys traveling, playing golf, basketball and enjoys connecting with the community through coaching youth sports.
LEAD WORSHIP ARTS PASTOR
Fran Wyatt has been on staff at Westlake since 2018. He is married to Cheryl and they have two adult children, Brandon and April. Fran has been in the ministry of worship music for over 20 years. The ability to be able to communicate through music has always been a gift from God and using that talent has always been Fran’s gift back to God, whether in or out of church. Fran had the privilege of being a percussionist with the United States Air Force Band for 10 years. He also currently works as a jazz artist performing with Glen Johnson & Hot Horns (Indianapolis), The 4 C-Notes (Jersey Boys review from Chicago) and other local artists. He has performed and toured with Joe Henderson, Conrad Herwig, Tony Dumas, & George Mraz. He has also shared the stage with likes of Michael Brecker, Carl Fontana, Bobby Watson, & Arturo Sandoval.
Sherrie Cottrell has been on staff at Westlake since 2007. She is married to Mike and has two daughters, Sarah and Kayla. Her role at Westlake is to coordinate Children's Ministries and teach the children that Jesus loves them, wants a personal relationship with them and to help them take their next steps in that relationship. Sherrie loves children and spending time with them. She also likes to read, take walks, play golf and listen to music.
PASTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES
Gail Wills has been on staff at Westlake since 2004. She grew up in London, England and has lived and worked in London, Frankfurt, Germany and Knoxville, Tennessee. She is married to her husband, Dave, and they have two children, Savannah and Nicholas. Gail enjoys traveling, biking and hiking, and being involved in the life of the church both on Sunday's and during the week.