Staff & Elders

Meet our team

Elder Structure

The term “elder” in the New Testament is a word that is synonymous with being an overseer. At Harris Creek, our Elders oversee the health of the body and lead with strategy and vision. They have charged our staff with handling the day-to-day operations of the church, equipping the members of Harris Creek, and empowering them to use their gifts. The members are then tasked with creating and leading out in our ministry efforts as we collectively try to help everyone follow Jesus.

Our Elder Team


Blair Browning


Chris Holmes


Kevin Jackson


Bill Neilson


Jonathan Pokluda


Stacey 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

Associate Pastor

Rich Bartel

executive assistant

Austin Brewer

youth minister

Derek Davidson

associate college minister

Kathy Davidson

Assimilation director

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

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