Staff & Elders

Meet our team

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


Blair Browning


Chris Holmes


Kevin Jackson


Brad Lail


Bill Neilson


Jonathan Pokluda


Stacey Smith


P. Michael Smith


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

youth associate

Jaxon Bounds

executive assistant

Austin Brewer

executive assistant

Josiah Coroama

youth minister

Derek Davidson

associate college minister

Kathy Davidson

downtown campus pastor

Jon Green

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


Shayna Winterrowd