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Elder Structure

The term “elder” in the New Testament is a word that is synonymous with being an overseer. An image generally associated with the role of being an overseer of a congregation is the image of a shepherd watching over a flock. This is why we say, “Harris Creek is an elder protected, staff led, and volunteer driven church.” At Harris Creek, our elders oversee the congregation by setting the “goal lines,” or guardrails, to protect the body while empowering the staff to implement the vision. Organizational and operational functions are delegated to the staff and directed by the lead pastor. Visit our Elder page to learn more about the functions of Elders at Harris Creek.

Our Elder Team

VICE CHAIRMAN

Blair Browning

ELDER

Chris Holmes

ELDER

Kevin Jackson

SECRETARY

Brad Lail

ELDER

Bill Neilson

ELDER

Jonathan Pokluda

ELDER

Stacey Smith

CHAIRMAN

Jim Underwood

Staff Event Requests

If you’d like to request any of our staff to play a role at your event, please use the request form below.

Our Staff Team

Associate Pastor

Rich Bartel

youth associate

Jaxon Bounds

executive assistant

Austin Brewer

youth minister

Derek Davidson

associate college minister

Kathy Davidson

worship & care pastor

Drew Greenway

worship & communications pastor

Rebecca Harris

college minister

Nate Hilgenkamp

community pastor

Trent Horner

Women's director

Vanessa LeRow

Kids team director

Jenny McCunniff

elementary director

Meredith Miars

Preschool Minister

Adolynn Newton

Assistant to the lead pastor

Chandler Oestereich

lead pastor

Jonathan Pokluda

finance director

Kelly Ragsdale

community Ministries director

Carol Underwood

production director

Travis Warren

executive pastor

Joey White

INTEGRATE DIRECTOR

Lanie Williams

CHILDCARE DIRECTOR

Shayna Winterrowd