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South Spring Staff

Blake Arrington

Blake Arrington

Executive Adult Ministries Pastor

What Does Blake Do?

Blake oversees all adult ministries of South Spring from 18 to eternity. He shepherds our life groups, adult leaders and teachers, as well as men’s ministry, women’s ministry, Regeneration, and Motherhood. Blake ensures the opportunities for teaching, leading and discipleship development among the membership.

Bryn Starnes

Bryn Starnes

Student Ministry Coordinator

What Does Bryn Do?

Bryn supports the Student Ministry by maintaining team administrative needs including attendance, communication, social media, event planning and event registration. Disciples female adult leaders and female students in conjunction with the Associate Student Minister. Researches and provides resources to student leaders and student parents.

Chris Legg

Chris Legg

Lead Pastor

What Does Chris Do?

Chris, as lead pastor, is responsible to captain the church to accomplish its mission to live, teach and tell the Gospel so that all may encounter the Living God. He is the overshepherd for staff and culture. Chris works to make sure that our teaching is Christ-centered and Biblically sound.

Coleson Lechner

Coleson Lechner

Worship Pastor

What Does Coleson Do?

Coleson shepherds the worship ministry of South Spring, making sure the environment is inviting for people to worship the Lord together. His team handles Hospitality, Media and Communications, AV, IT, Campus Events and Church Management Software. He is the staff leader of the student band, training and discipling future worship leaders in South Spring’s student ministry.

Emily Gregori

Emily Gregori

Business Administrator

What Does Emily Do?

Emily oversees all accounting systems, records member contributions, receipting, accounts payable and expense reporting for South Spring staff. She coordinates all employee payroll, benefits and records.

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

What Does Jessica Do?

Jessica serves the Children’s Ministry administratively, making sure all details are set up so programming flows smoothly for littles ones and teachers. She handles volunteer paperwork, Children’s ministry communication to parents, and interdepartmental details to make sure things get done in a timely fashion.

John Redfearn

John Redfearn

Hospitality Director

What Does John Do?

John keeps our technology working. He maintains our IT and AV systems and also handles the inner-workings of the community building software that we use as a church. If you want to nerd out over ohms or bytes, he’s your man.

John Sturrock

John Sturrock

Student Minister

What Does John Do?

John oversees the student ministry team, equipping staff and lay leaders to make disciples through personal relationships and in group settings. He is responsible for weekly programming and special events throughout the year for students. John builds relationships with students and lay leaders to create a culture of personal ownership for the next generation of ministers.

Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker

Associate Minister of Hospitality

What Does Jonathan Do?

Jonathan oversees visitor connection, church calendar, event coordination (including on-site tours), and group needs. He is the point person for general hospitality, managing the first impressions process, Wednesday night meals, Sunday morning donuts, and on-site baptisms. He has the pleasure of making people feel welcomed at South Spring.

Kasey Kennedy

Kasey Kennedy

Family Ministry Administrator

What Does Kasey Do?

Kasey assists The Executive Adult Ministry Pastor and Executive NextGen Ministry Director in maintaining the administrative sides of the ministries. She cares for the people of South Spring through effective communication, coordinating events, maintaining supplies, and partnering with all church departments. Kasey makes sure events are not just program driven, but discipleship driven, as we seek to live, teach, and tell the Gospel to all we encounter.

Kendall Arnold

Kendall Arnold

Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor

What Does Kendall Do?

Kendall helps facilitate Pastor Chris’ schedule as well as ensure that he has everything he needs to thrive in his various roles. Additionally, she cares for staff through coordination of retreats, luncheons, celebrations, etc. and assist in communication within and to church and staff.

Kevin Garrity

Kevin Garrity

Buildings & Grounds Administrator

What Does Kevin Do?

Kevin oversees all property maintenance needs. He builds relationships with vendors, companies and contracts. Kevin works in conjunction with the Associate Buildings & Grounds Administrator.

Kimberly Lim

Kimberly Lim

Preschool Minister

What Does Kimberly Do?

Kimberly runs program for all infants through kindergarteners. This includes everything from scheduling/communicating with teachers, communicating with parents, providing curriculum, setting teachers/hallway coordinators/parents up for success, planning events, etc.

Lance Sturrock

Lance Sturrock

Shepherding Pastor

What Does Lance Do?

Lance shepherds the membership process at South Spring, and is the primary caretaker of pastoral ministries.

Mary Lee Knowles

Mary Lee Knowles

Associate Student Minister

What Does Mary Lee Do?

Mary Lee helps to oversee the programming and discipleship of the 7th-12th grade students, student lay leaders, and parents. Her primary focus is coaching and supporting female lay leaders and female students. Mary Lee plans student events (DNow, Worldview Weekend, Student Camp, etc) and regularly teaches in large and small group settings.

Micah McHugh

Micah McHugh

Associate Buildings & Grounds Administrator

What Does Micah Do?

Micah serves and supports the Buildings & Grounds Administrator in taking care of the grounds and buildings.

Paul McKenzie

Paul McKenzie

Executive Teaching Pastor

What Does Paul Do?

Paul oversees the business office and finances including serving as the Treasurer of the church, managing the finance committee and business staff/contracted relationships. He manages the building and facilities managing tasks, costs, and team members on both current infrastructure as well as staff lead on future construction projects/teams/contracted relationships. Paul serves the Leader Pastor as a the second member on the staff teaching team, and serves the staff as a general problem solver, question asker, and brainstorming resource.

Rebekah Lisenbe

Rebekah Lisenbe

Executive NextGen Director

What Does Rebekah Do?

Rebekah oversees the ministry staff (Preschool, Grade School, Student ministers, associates and assistants), abuse prevention policies, and programming for babies – high school. She also runs the Adoption and Thomas Ministry, foster outreach, safety team and missions partnerships and giving.