Staff & Elders

Our Team

Our Staff and Elders lead our church to authentic and effective experiences and express the essence of Jesus Christ.


Our philosophy of leadership is built around the notion that we operate best when we are staff guided and elder guarded. Our team lead our church to authentically and effectively experience and express the essence of Jesus.


Our full-time and part-time staff focus on implementing our cause in every area of ministry by leading day-to-day operations of the church and equipping our volunteer leaders to serve and lead others.

Mike Tatlock

Lead Pastor

Jake Schwein

Campus Pastor & Pastor Of Worship And Justice

Matt Taylor

Adult Community Pastor & Men’s Pastor

Stacy Carter

CFO, HR Director & Executive Assistant

Amanda Edwards

Grace Kids: Preschool

Amanda Rogers

Financial Administrator

Ben Pickthorn

Assistant Pastor: Hospitality/Events

Brad Peterson

Director of Counseling and Care

Brittany Turco

Grace Kids Pastor

Coleton Myers

Creative Producer

Emma Weaver

Ardent Student Ministries Pastor

Isaiah White

Assistant Pastor of Youth Discipleship

James Beasley

Grace Kids: K-5th

Jen McCourt

Adult Community Pastor & Women’s Pastor

Josh Weaver

Ardent Student Ministries Pastor

Justin Nichols

Assistant Pastor: Soul Care

Karl Eichelt

Director of Facility Operations

Lauren Pickthorn

Adult Community Administrator

Lyn Whelchel

Heart Of The City Director

Matt Biddle

Coffeehouse Manager

Reegan Whelchel

Ardent Student Ministries Staff

Tucker Arnold

Assistant Worship Pastor

Uma Eichelt

Grace Kids: Infant/Toddler & Administrator