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

Dawn Redfern
Director of Children’s Ministries
I was born in Perth Amboy New Jersey, and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. I attended Thomas County Schools, where I met my husband Kody, my sophomore year. I love pretty smells, the beach, animals, holidays, family time, serving others, children’s ministry, and Jesus. I am the mother of three incredible children Levi, Megan, and Anna. My family and I have called The Gathering our church home since October 2009.

Favorite Smell: Salty Beach Air
Things I Collect: Arrowheads
Coveted Super Power: Super Human Endurance
Guilty Pleasure: Buffalo Wings
Worst Fear: Missing the moment

Financial Assistant
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