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
I am a Thomasville transplant. I was born and raised in Killen, Alabama. I like to think I am a simple person, who loves GOD, my family, friends and Alabama Football! Most of the time in that order, too.  (Alabama Football is subject to change positions at certain times of the year. ROLL TIDE!)  Character means a lot to me. If you are my friend, you have a friend for life.
Guilty Pleasure: Pedicures
Broken Bones: Both of my arms twice
First Car: 1979 Firebird
Things I Collect: Black amethyst glass

Children’s Ministries Curriculum Prep Coordinator
I have lived in the Thomas/Grady County area all of my life. I am a 1992 graduate from TCCHS. I love to read and write. I have two poems published by the National Library of Poetry. I have been married for 13 years and have four wonderful children. I am currently attending college pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Favorite at Home Past Time: Reading books alone or with my children
Least Favorite Sound: Whining dog
Favorite Video Game: Any kind of hidden object game
Other Odd Fact About Myself: I am slightly OCD and do not like my food to touch on my plate

Communications and Marketing Manager
Having grown up in the Midwest, I went to school at Macon State College and love living in Thomasville with my wife and 2 daughters. I really appreciate a non-traditional church and the fact that THE GATHERING is able to maintain such a casual atmosphere without compromising on biblical teaching.

Favorite Smell: Grilling in the summer
Favorite at Home Past Time: Video Games
Favorite Gym Equipment: Lifting hamburgers
Things I Collect: Star Wars Legos

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