Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Lead Pastor
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Palm Beach Atlantic College, my grad work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and then owned and operated a dairy farm in central Florida for 8 years (loved that!). I gave up running from God in 1985 and spent 21 years serving as a Worship Pastor. In 2006 God called me to launch a new church in Thomasville.

Favorite Smell: Angel perfume on Lindy, Dinner, Fall in the country
Coveted Super Power: Teleportation
Worst Fear: Missing God, giving up right before the win
First Car: VW Bug

Pastor, Director of Worship Arts and Spiritual Growth
I’m a native of Thomas County and graduated from TCCHS in 1995. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Valdosta State University and taught in the public school system for 9 years. I came on staff as a pastor at THE GATHERING on June 1st, 2009.

On the Bucket List: Family vacation to England… it’s where my dad is from!
Coveted Super Power: Invincibility
Worst Fear: Heights
Things I collect: Video games

Pastor, Director of Family Ministries 
I grew up in Thomasville, graduated from Thomasville High School, went to college at University of Georgia, and seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ve been a fulltime pastor in Student Ministry since 1999. I was called as Family Pastor at THE GATHERING in August of 2011. I am blessed to do life with my beautiful wife, Kelli, and amazing daughter, Faith.

On the Bucket List: Scuba dive in Hawaii, snow ski out West, visit the Holy Land, and sky dive
Least Favorite Sound: Snoring
Broken Bones: My nose, in college, playing basketball with my roommates
Other Odd Fact About Myself: I enjoy peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches

Director of Children’s Ministries
I was raised in the small town of Belleview, Florida, attended Belleview Elementary, Belleview Middle, and Belleview High School. In 2003, I chose to call Thomasville home when I married my best friend, Clay. I am blessed to be called mom by my two sweet and rambunctious boys, Cameron and Caiden. My family and I started attending THE GATHERING in 2009.

Favorite Smell: Clean laundry
Favorite at Home Past Time: Anything but laundry
Coveted Super Power: Lightning fast laundry folder
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate

Data Management Administrator
Favorite Smell: anything sweet that’s baking in the oven
Favorite at home past time: Sunday lunch with my family
Coveted super power: Flying (and not in a plane)
Guilty pleasure: Cupcakes

Administrative Assistant
Though born a city girl in Brooklyn, NY, I can’t really claim to be a Yankee because I grew up in the South. I am a graduate of Colquitt County High School and Georgia State University. I’m glad I have the opportunity to continue serving in ministry after serving in Cru at GSU.

On the bucket list: visit New York, become trilingual
Coveted super power: ability to summon things
Guilty pleasure: potato chips dipped in nutella
Least favorite sound: screechy brakes