• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Discipleship
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
    High-Life/Children
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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Session Update


The Session rejoices in the addition of over 20 new members to our Southwood family last month! Don’t miss the opportunity to see God’s hand at work in these brothers and sisters recently received into membership. Some have just recently come to Christ, while others have known him all their lives. We always rejoice in the chance to get to know and partner with new brothers and sisters for the sake of the kingdom. In particular, this group includes several covenant children of Southwood professing their faith in Christ for the first time, which gives us particular reason to thank God for his faithfulness one generation after another. Please thank God with us for his amazing grace in the lives of each of these new members and help us welcome them into our church family.

We have also been working recently to figure out the best ways to fill some significant positions on our staff. With our three current pastors in place, we have now adapted a job description for our fourth pastoral position and are beginning to seek the man God would call to be a part of our pastoral team. This future assistant pastor will have oversight of our Children’s Ministry and work with our existing children’s staff while particularly focusing on engaging the parents. This emphasis will be a part of his broader shepherding responsibilities as a part of the pastoral team, where he will coordinate shepherding for the entire congregation. Pastor Will is leading a search committee to fill this position.

Meanwhile, Pastor Ron and Sarah Niemitz are heading a team looking for a director of community development. While Sarah is not leaving staff right now (for which we are thankful!), she is preparing to have her third child at the end of May and is helping us plan for additional help needed in this area. Pastor Ron is leveraging some of his passion and experience with missions to give added focus in this part of the church that is so closely connected with the heart of all our discipleship. Please pray for both these teams as they pursue filling these important positions and seek God’s provision for the Southwood staff.