Kris has been a part of Shawnee Alliance Church since 2003 and our lead pastor since 2020. He and his wife, Liz, have served together in ministry since 2006 and have one son, Benjamin. Kris is passionate about empowering people to reach the lost for Jesus Christ. He continues to develop staff and volunteers to impact our church and community.
Spiritual Formation Pastor
Bridgett joined our staff in 2018 after interning with us the previous summer. She loves to equip people to live emotionally healthy lives. She continually works to lead people into deeper relationships with God and each other. Bridgett leads workshops, the Shawnee Alliance podcast, and our First Impressions team.
John is passionate about Jesus and leading His people into authentic, spirit-filled worship. He leads our worship, tech, and video teams and provides the congregation opportunities to connect with God while growing in faith. John and his wife, Katy, have three children (Gabe, Avram and Ellie).
Brian and his wife, Leanne, have one daughter (Peili) and one son (James). After 18 years of experience in the ministry, Brian joined Shawnee Alliance as our Connections Pastor in 2021. He works to grow the existing small groups and train small group leaders in creating healthy relationships. Brian is passionate about the body of Christ, discipleship, and developing relationships that help people grow in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our pastors invite you to enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation at Biggby on Cable Road. A pastor will be there each Monday from 8-9am, so drop by whenever you'd like! This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the church and to get to know one another, especially for our newer attendees. No need to register, just show up! Please feel free to contact a pastor ahead of time if needed at the emails provided.
coffee with a pastor
Our goals in Pastoral Counseling are to guide and help individuals discover Christ-centered answers to a wide range of personal, relational, financial or other challenges. We have trained counselors and pastors who facilitate a free service for individuals seeking guidance for a variety of issues including marital and family relationships, communication and intimacy, parenting, grief and loss, anger and bitterness, inner personal struggles, and spiritual discouragement. Our volunteers receive extensive training, ongoing supervision, and continuing education.
If you are someone who could benefit from counseling, you're not alone! We have hundreds from our congregation who have (and still) meet with our counselors monthly and weekly. If you would like to schedule an appointment or just have some questions answered, please reach out.
Family Life Leaders
Erin brings her experience as a teacher and school administrator and love for children to her position of leading Children’s Ministry. She and her volunteers share the story of Jesus’ love with kiddos in grades K-4 with excitement and creativity. She has a passion for helping kids see that Jesus is fun and is always there and ready to help them. Erin and her husband, AJ, have three children (Brooklyn, Drew and Benjamin).
Josh leads middle and high school Student Ministries and events. He’s a big kid at heart and he builds a great connection with our students and volunteers. He is passionate about leading our youth into dynamic, exciting relationships with Jesus and encouraging them in navigating life well. He and his wife, Jessica, have three sons (Trey, Gage and Cove).
Sarah joined our ministry team in 2018, bringing a business background with nearly 20 years of financial and managerial experience. She manages the day-to-day operations of the church and has a heart for mentoring youth, bringing a ministry focus to everything we do, and being part of the worship team. She and her husband, Nick, are long-time members of Shawnee Alliance, along with their three children (Colson, Morgan and Kylie).
Whether you are a part of our church family or just visiting our website, it is a joy and a blessing to pray for you! Please feel free to reach out to us. You will be able to indicate whether you would like your prayer request to be shared with our congregation or kept confidential among our pastoral staff.