Lead Pastor, Chief Restoryteller
Describe your role: I listen for the voice of God, study the ancient scriptures and re-tell the stories of Jesus and his followers.
Favorite Film: The Princess Bride
Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite Companions: My wife, twin sons, two daughters, and village.
Favorite Adventures: Montana Cattle drives, Brasilian Orphanages, European documentaries, Hawaiian Audio Tours, Camping in the Adirondacks, and Hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Describe your role: I implement the vision, oversee the staff, manage the budget, and keep everyone calm when things get stressed.
Favorite Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Favorite Book: Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders
Favorite Companions: Lori, the love of my life, and our two grown children, Zac and Alyssa who are creative and incredibly talented.
Favorite Adventure: The time Lori and I went on a covered bridge motorcycle ride on the back roads of Pennsylvania.
Describe your role: I lead, equip, and empower the Family Ministry team to walk alongside our kids and students.
Favorite Film: Gladiator
Favorite Book: Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
Favorite Companions: I love being with Deb and watching and listening to our children laugh and play together!
Favorite Adventure: Kauai with my wife…NO KIDS!!!
Describe your role: There are 10,080 minutes in a week. We spend about 80 of those minutes gathering on Sundays. I help our community follow Jesus throughout the rest of the week (the other 10,000).
Favorite Film: Waiting For Guffman
Favorite Book: Practice of the Presence Of God by Brother Lawrence
Favorite Companions: Hilary (my babe wife). My 4 crazy awesome kids: Malia, Noah, Anna & Aaron. My sister.
Favorite Adventures: Surfing, playing soccer, and Saturday morning Costco runs
Describe your role: I help people be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving our community both inside of the church and outside of it.
Favorite Book: The Cross and the Switchblade
Favorite Movie: Grumpy Old Men
Favorite Companions: My wife, Erin and My newborn daughter, Everly.
Favorite Adventure: In October of 2015, my wife, Erin and I took a vacation to Switzerland and spent 10 days riding trains and exploring the beautiful alps. The best part though was Paragliding off a mountain while looking over the city of Zermatt!
Describe your role: I oversee our counseling and shepherding at Journey. If you’re wrestling with something, come to me!
Favorite Film: Star Wars… ALL OF THEM!
Favorite Book: The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonheoffer
Favorite Companions: My high school sweetheart and wife of 19 years, Angela and our 3 kids, Journey, Honor, and Rocky.
Favorite Adventure: For 10 years I toured with my band Bleach. We toured literally all over the world.
Artists & Young Adults Pastor
Describe your role: I have the privilege of overseeing a collective of artists and young adults, helping them deepen their understanding of the unique place they hold in the fabric of the church and our world.
Favorite Film: Star Wars
Favorite Book: The Artisan Soul by Erwin McManus
Favorite Companions: My beautiful French wife, Keren, and three amazing young kids.
Favorite Adventure: The adventure of meeting, marrying, and living this life with my wife!
Describe your role: I am a gatherer and connector of people. I serve our villages and the women of Journey so together we can walk out this Love Story we find ourselves in.
Favorite Book: In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen
Favorite Movie: Gone With the Wind
Companions: My husband Steve, our boys Jason, Silas, Judah and Nathan and my people.
Favorite Adventure: The time our family took an RV up the coast of California with no particular plan in place, Yosemite, leaving everything familiar behind and coming to Tennessee.
Describe your role: I serve over all technical aspects for ministries including computers, network, audio, media and lighting. Also supervise all Facility related areas.
Favorite Film: Blade Runner
Favorite Book: The Gospel According To Moses by Athol Dickson
Favorite Companions: My wife Charlotte and my 5 grandkids as well as a number of cigar aficionados I hang with to share stories/life.
Favorite Adventure: Motorcycle ride – back roads and scenic vistas! Awesome.
Describe your role: I make graphics and visual experiences that communicate ways people can step into God's love story at Journey.
Favorite Film: Secret of Kells
Favorite Book: A Wizard from Earthsea
Favorite Companions: My wife Erin
Favorite Adventure: Seeking out thin places in rural and isolated forests.
Interim Music Designer
Describe your role: I get the honor of playing a role in anything related to music here at Journey especially when it comes to the details!
Favorite Film: The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Book: Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
Favorite Companions: I am a family girl to the core. My best friend is my sister and my parents are some of the coolest people I know.
Favorite Adventure: If you take me to a new place to explore whether it’s a city or some place off the beaten path, as long as I have coffee, I am always ready to tackle it.
Elementary/Middle School Designer
Describe your role: Overseeing elementary and middle school kids and helping lead them into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Favorite Film: Dark Knight Rises
Favorite Book: Waking the Dead
Favorite Companions: My amazing wife and my beautiful son
Favorite Adventures: Moving to Memphis the day after my wife and I got married and being a Dad.
Describe your role at Journey: I oversee our Good Shepherd Experience that serves children age 0-7.
Favorite Film: The Sound of Music
Favorite Book: The Book of John
Favorite Companions: My husband, children, and their children
Favorite Adventures: As God led in Colorado. Now as He leads in Franklin.
Describe your role: I do all the administrative duties for our Family team.
Favorite Film: White Christmas
Favorite Book: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
Favorite Companions: I have an incredible husband and son. They are my absolute joy!
Favorite Adventure: Summer of 2016 my Father and I went to Kenya, Africa to serve in a children’s home. It had been a 20+ year dream, and absolutely life changing.
Describe your role: I’m responsible for all the accounting needs for the church.
Favorite Film: Facing the Giants
Favorite Book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Favorite Companions: My hubby Brian and my two kiddos Colton & Kylie.
Favorite Adventure: Spending time traveling with my family. Our favorite place to be is at Disney World or playing on a beach somewhere.
Lead Team Coordinator
Describe your role: My role at Journey is to manage our pastors’ schedules so they can focus.
Favorite Film: Hoosiers
Favorite Book: I love calendars and address books. They get me and I get them.
Favorite Companions: My husband, Kevin, and my kids Kayla, Kensey, and Karys (and our cat Simon too!)
Favorite Adventure: Last year we took a trip to Yellowstone as a family. There was no wifi and it was the first time I can remember I didn’t have to manage someone’s schedule…not even my own!