• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Discipleship
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Christine Betts
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
    High-Life/Children
  • Derrick Harris
    Assistant Pastor of Shepherding and Young Families
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Robert Blevins
    Director of Community Development
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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Session Update


The Session is excited to announce the call of Derrick Harris to be our Pastor of Shepherding and Young Families. Derrick has been in ministry for 17 years, many which he has spent focusing on youth and families, and he comes to Southwood from Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. He and his wife, Anna Catherine, have a son, John Paul, who just started kindergarten, and they are excited to be making the transition to Huntsville in September or October, Lord willing. Please pray for their family as they work out the details of housing and schooling and prepare to become a part of our community.

We also have two new youth staff who started full speed in August with the start of the school year. Christine Betts married her husband, Andrew, in early August and moved to Huntsville after the wedding. She is a graduate of Bryan College and is now our Assistant Director of Youth and Families. Ty Commons recently moved to Huntsville from Crystal River, Florida, for a two-year internship with our youth ministry. We look forward to introducing them to you more in the weeks ahead and to welcoming them into our Southwood family.

Please join us in praying for our staff as these new staff members become a part of the team and as we continue the search for our last vacant staff position, Director of Community Development. You can also be in prayer for God’s continued financial provision for Southwood, as we get closer to being fully staffed and face the needs associated with that exciting progress.

Finally, we urge you to jump in and serve with us this fall. Starting this month there are opportunities to serve in our community with Jobs for Life, to volunteer with our youth, to serve on Sunday mornings with our children and nursery, and many other places to help. The grace of Christ needs to be expressed in all these areas, and that requires and allows all of us to use our gifts for the sake of the kingdom.