TJC is a church ruled by Jesus and led by elders. Biblically, the elders are responsible for the shepherding, protection, and oversight of the church, while meeting the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Tiitus 1:5-9. At TJC, the overall policy, control, direction and management of the ministry, and finances shall be vested in the Elder body. The elders delegate and assign the task of operations, strategy, and execution of vision and policy to the staff, while maintaining oversight.

Directional Elders

Scott Marlow


Erik Reed

Lead Pastor

Matt Espenshade

Executive Pastor

Tim Lance

Administrative Pastor

Shepherding Elders

Brandon Sutton

Associate Pastor

Brett Perkins

Worship Pastor

Shawn Casto

Discipleship & Mobilization Pastor

Larry Davis

Next Gen Pastor

Nick Judd

Kids Ministry Pastor


Phil Cudd

Director of For the City Ministries

Christian Townson

Director of Missions

Hunter Christian

Director of Young Adults Ministry

Laurie DiCicco

Director of Kids Ministry

John Hogan

Director of Technical Production

Ally Johnson

Director of Creative and Communication

Laura DiLeonardi

Director of Community

Becca DePolitte

Lead Ministry Assistant

Ashley Horvath

Worship Ministry Assistant

Braden Benz

Lead Visual Storyteller

Morgan Cates

Pastoral Resident


TJC is served by biblically qualified deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13). TJC Deacons serve our church by meeting the practical needs our congregation, both spiritually and physically. By doing so, they enable our staff and elders to accomplish the work assigned to them by God (Acts 6:1-7). 

From Left to Right: Ben Harper, Tammy Greer, Walker Woods, Amber Woods