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Staff and Elders 2017-05-04T02:04:13+00:00

Meet the Team!

Disciples Ministry Team is made up of some of the most dedicated and selfless people around. They work day jobs and then give of their free time to ensure people near and far from God are nudging closer to Jesus and community.

Pastoral Staff

Stu Streeter
Stu StreeterLead Pastor & Elder Team
Stu and Jen Streeter started Disciples in ’09 with some friends. Since that time, their love for pastors and church planters has grown, which inspired Church Courage. Stu also serves as the Vice President of Advancement for the North American Baptist.
Sean St. Clair
Sean St. ClairExecutive Pastor & Elder Team
Sean St. Clair and his wife, Teri, were on the original Disciples Church Launch Team. They have served in just about every area of ministry over the years.
Dan Crouse
Dan CrouseCampus Pastor & Elder Team
Dan Crouse is the only member of staff who can fix cars, plus he brings a wealth of ministry experience as well!
Doug Tawlks
Doug TawlksAssociate Pastor
Doug and Shari Tawlks first checked out Disciples five years ago after receiving a mailer. They are also the founding Directors of Life Bridge Counseling.
Jason Bluemel
Jason BluemelWorship Pastor
We met Jason and Jenn Bluemel when they replied to a Craigslist ad we posted looking for guest worship leaders. The rest, as they say, is history.
Ruth Zive
Ruth ZiveChildren's Ministry Director
Ruth Zive and her husband, Kenny, stumbled into Disciples Church in the fall of 2014. They’ve loved Disciples from the start and quickly found themselves at home among friends.
Luke Aubrey
Luke AubreyStudent Ministry Intern
Luke graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago in 2013 with a degree in youth ministry. He brings a love for students and a heart for lasting discipleship. Luke and his wife, Tayler, met in youth group and welcomed their first daughter, Hayden, in 2016.

Elder Team

Women and Men who have completed all or most of our 12-month Elder Development Process, called Elder Prep. These leaders serve in one-year renewable terms and are charged with encouraging and protecting overall church health and our Staff Team.

Stu Streeter – Team Leader / Elder
Sean St. Clair – Staff Representative / Elder
Tom Harrer – Elder
Patrick Nation – Elder
Jason Biggers – Provisional Elder
Josh Stone – Elder-in-Training

Support Staff

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – Michelle Nation
TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR – Steven Barkey
GROUPS COORDINATOR – Liz Sisson
HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR – Jillian Fritzke
MEN’S MINISTRY LEAD – Jason Biggers
WOMEN’S MINISTRY LEAD – Rebecca Nation
PRAYER MINISTRY LEAD – Michelle Reed
FACILITIES MANAGER – OPEN
MISSIONS COORDINATOR – OPEN