Synergy Church was birthed in the hearts of its founding pastors, James & Karine Cencebaugh, more than 10 years ago while they were serving as pastors in Ohio. After praying, planning, and preparing even more intentionally in recent years, they finally launched the church on September 15, 2019! Although the church was forced to close in March 2020 due to COVID, it is now in the re-launching stage, with greater clarity and focus for the preferred future that God has planned for Synergy! 

James and Karine have always envisioned a church where EVERYONE is welcome and you can COME AS YOU ARE while exploring your faith in a safe environment. Together, they have dedicated the last twenty years of their lives to serving Jesus and His Church as lead pastors and youth pastors in Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, and Florida. They are both graduates of Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.

Karine serves as the Worship Pastor of Synergy Church, overseeing the weekly worship experience.

They also have four amazing children who are all involved in serving the church, helping to make Jesus famous in Manatee County!

Email:  James@MySynergy.Church    

Email:   Karine@MySynergy.Church

Lloyd & Kelsey Lowe


Lloyd and Kelsey work together to assist in leading Synergy in worship, bringing a fresh approach to the worship experience, and helping to prepare hearts to receive God's Word.

They are also both part of our Leadership Team, bringing enthusiasm and energy to the Dream Team that is inspiring creative vision and passion.

Email: Kelsey@MySynergy.Church

Email:  Lloyd@Mysynergy.Church


OUTREACH PASTOr / certified pastoral counselor

Joy is a Certified Minister with the Assemblies of God, serving in various capacities and leading numerous ministries within the local church for the past 20+ years, including Women's Ministries, Small Groups, Children's Ministries, and Outreach.

She is also a Certified Pastoral Counselor and is currently pursuing her license in Pastoral Christian Counseling, with the ultimate goal of obtaining her Master's in Counseling.

Email:  Joy@MySynergy.Church