Our leaders have a passion to serve. They strive to make each and every service the best that it can be. These are a list of our area leaders with a little information on them and their areas of service. If you think you would like to volunteer in one of these areas contact the leader shown.
Matt Griswold - Lead Pastor
Matt is a man that understands that everyone has a past. He is not concerned about where a person has been, but is very interested in leading them to understand the love that God has for them. He seeks to preach sermons that are applicable and relevant to today's society. He believes that God has a plan and purpose for each individual. Matt seeks to present God's word so that people may come to understand it better.
Matt and his wife, Mary, have two daughters; Emma and Lydia.
Colton Bauer-Greer - Intern Pastor
Colton is the Intern Pastor at Connexion. He enjoys helping others engage in the different ministry areas at Connexion. Colton and his team have a heart for identifying needs, and helping to fulfill them. He also enjoys spreading the word of Jesus to all people, especially the ones who have not witnessed his love and mercy.
Colton is married to Christina. They have two children: Caid and Cameron.
Jake and Hannah Capps - Youth Leaders
Jake and Hannah are the Youth Leaders at Connexion. They aspire to help the children in our youth group learn how to live and love like Jesus. They want to help them gain a deeper understanding of our Lord's love for them, and the importance of serving others. They enjoy the time they get to spend sharing stories and connecting with Connexion's youth.
Hannah and Jake have two children: Sailor Jo and Judah Allen
Jennifer Barbian- Kidz Rock Leader
Jennifer is the Kidz Rock Leader for Connexion. Even as a small child, Jennifer has always had the passion to teach. She is grateful for the opportunity to share Christ's love with the kids while having fun. Her desire is that they will always know that God loves them unconditionally and wants a relationship with them.
Jennifer and her husband, Adam, have twin girls named Addison and Gracie.
Mary Griswold - Preschool Leader
Mary is the Preschool Leader for Connexion. She has been blessed with the opportunity to teach to our preschoolers for the last 10 years, and has loved watching them grow. She has a desire for them to learn to live and love like Jesus as early in their lives as possible. At Connexion our children learn God's Word in a fun, hands on, and relevant way. We want our preschoolers to know that God loves them, is always there for them, and wants to be their friend forever!
Mary is married to Matt. Together they have two daughters: Emma and Lydia.
Tyler and Kristen Caldwell - First Impressions
Tyler and Kristen strive to make an environment that our guests and regular attenders will find warm, friendly and caring. It is the desire of First Impression members to work as a team to serve others. We offer you popcorn, coffee, and water to enjoy while attending Connexion.
Tyler and Kristen have two sons, Isaac and Eli.
Kyle and Chelbie Mitchell - First Impressions
We like to think of First Touch as doing the work of the hands of the Lord. We welcome those that come into our church. We want to make it a warm loving welcome to all those who enter the building, those we have been here for many years and those who just happened to see our sign in passing that morning.
In providing such a caring welcome, the First Touch team ensures that all attendees are encouraged and loved as they enter the building by opening the door, shaking hands/hugging/first bumps, showing those new to our church around and answering any questions, and making sure the environment is clean and inviting
Kyle and Chelbie have a daughter, Evelyn.
Tod d Niemann - Worship Director
Todd is the Worship Director at Connexion. He seeks to lead worship that is God focused, Holy Spirit led, and attractive to the ears of the culture we live in. He believes any talent or ability we possess is given to us by God, and is to be used to glorify Him. He is blessed with many talented and dedicated team members who generously give of their time and talent leading and providing technical assistance in worship at Connexion.
Todd is married to Stacy, and they have a daughter, Kaylee.