• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Wyketa Shipman
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Associate Pastor, Discipleship
  • Shannon Clark
    Administrative Assistant
  • James Parker
    Chief Musician
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Christine Betts
    Assistant Director, Youth/Families
  • Ty Commons
    Assistant Director, Youth/Families
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
  • Derrick Harris
    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding & Young Families
  • Angela Sierk
    Director, Children's Ministry
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director, Nursery
  • Robert Blevins
    Director, Community Development
  • Janice Crowson
    Director, Facilities/Finance
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    Print & Digital Media Specialist
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Search Committee Update

The Search Committee is giving monthly updates to the congregation. The following update reflects much of the content communicated during the worship service on November 1.

It is with much gratitude and appreciation for the congregation of Southwood that I write this. The past 10 months have been quite full for the committee. We have been steady in working through each stage of the search process as it presents itself.  There has been a high level of interest in the vacant Senior Pastor position and in Southwood. This is a blessing and should come as encouragement to you!

Together, we have worked diligently, each committee member utilizing their unique strengths and gifts. This has been a delight to experience, as it is evident that God, in his glory and providence, is working through each committee member to provide a skill set that strengthens the committee and our ability to work together in trust, love, and endurance, relying on the Holy Spirit as our guide. Steadily and continually, the Holy Spirit fosters an attitude of unity amongst the committee.

We are hopeful as we continue to dig into the deeper stages of the search process, of developing a clearer understanding of whom God is calling to lead His precious church into the next season of experiencing and expressing His grace. Lord willing, we believe that we may be reaching some of the final stages of the search process. Be encouraged! God is at work in and amongst you, the committee, and in the man he is calling to shepherd his people.

So, why am I grateful to you all? Because you have provided much needed support with your prayers, emails, recommendations, and words of encouragement. The weight that we feel is heavy, and yet you continue to remind us that this is God’s sovereign will, not ours. He knows Southwood and loves her dearly. This is His church, and we remain confident that He will continue to bless us, keep us, and forever make His face shine upon us. 

Thank you for reaching out to us, as your words and prayers have been tremendous in feeding our spirits. Please continue. While progress continues to be made, the heaviness is real, and Satan has attacked in various ways attempting to distract and deter from God’s will. As we move forward in these final stages, your prayers, support, and encouragement are needed more than ever. We love you, Southwood, and are humbled to be serving such a beautiful body and a sovereign Father!