Meet Our Team Leads

A Team Lead is a ministry leader at Rise who is committed to raising up a team of people to further the mission of Gospel Saturation in our city. These are men and women of significant influence who are consistently being invested in, equipped, and mobilized to lead. 

Team Leads has created a culture of collaboration, ownership, and high-level execution of ministry at Rise. It allows us to push ownership to the deepest edges of our church. This means at every level of our church, people can say with their lives “I am planting this church in this city.”  

Our Team Culture Values

We Are A Collective

Jesus has perfect oneness with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He prayed that His church too would be united with that kind of powerful, jaw-dropping unity. The Church is people with differing gifts, stories, and backgrounds—but ONE mission, one love, one Spirit, and one Gospel. Because of this powerful unity in the Gospel, our diverse strengths only serve to further advance the mission. That’s why Rise is a collective, a people of different origins now fighting for one mission: to rise up and saturate our city with the Gospel.

We Are Intentional

Jesus did everything from the deepest sense of mission. Each step, each word, each question, each move he made was dripping with this huge vision. As His followers, we do everything with intentionality. The way we welcome people, the design of the stage, the kids' class curriculum, the care we provide, the discipleship methods—we think through all of it and then move forward with intentionality. The Church is not called to haphazardly hope for the best, but to shape everything on purpose to the glory of Jesus.

We Are Owners

Jesus was not reluctant but zealous to save a sinful world. He made our problem His problem, because the mission burned in His bones. As His followers, we too are not obligated-helpers in the mission of God, but passionate owners, astonished that we actually get to play a role in an eternity-altering mission. We teach children, take out trash, edit videos, mockup spreadsheets, and lead teams with a palpable sense of calling. We go the extra mile, to see Jesus take every square inch of our city.

We Advance

Jesus bettered everything He touched. He takes people as they are, but never leaves them the same. Today, Jesus is still on the move healing, correcting, sanctifying — changing hearts and flipping cities upside down. As His followers, we carry that same calling to leave everyone and everything better than we found it. Whether programs, processes, performance, or people, we draw out their fullest potential through continual improvement. We want everything in our sphere of influence to increasingly shine with the goodness of Jesus.

We Raise Up

Jesus obsessively developed people. Though shouldering the burden of saving the world, He always had time for people. He is the great multiplier, spinning into motion the disciple-multiplying movement of the Church. As Jesus’ disciples, we are called to obsessively develop people. We multiply new disciples, group leaders, kids teachers, administrators, church planters, youth leaders, door greeters—you name it, we multiply it. We expand our Gospel-impact as far as possible in our city, and as deep as possible into coming generations by relentlessly raising up.

Jason Clarke

Preaching & Vision
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Nolan Tjaden

Rise Youth & Young Adults
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Kristen Friend

Executive Administrator
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Marisa Brown

Rise Kids
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Chris Cutshall

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Stacey Cutshall

Worship
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Andre Stickney

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Dave Grey

Rise Leadership
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Lindsey Tjaden

Social Media
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Sherry Grey

Member Care
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Steve Overby

Financial Advisory Team
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Aimee Elrod

Prayer
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Amanda Brown

Production
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Ben Waldo

Ministry & Sunday Support
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Dan Medford

Host
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Hannah Nobes

Worship
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Jake Givens

Branding
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Jared Friend

Production
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Jared Hargens

Facility
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Jessie Clarke

Kids Check In
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Jordan Fahlman

Rise Youth
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Juliann Elrod

Rise Kids
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Julie Stickney

Marriage Team
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Kelsea Givens

Branding
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Ken Pettit

Safety Team
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Kim Ray

Prayer
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Kirstyn Lundquist

Photo
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Lauren Tompkins

Ministry Support
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Matt Pearce

Production
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Nate Pursley

Rise Young Adults
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Sean Elrod

City Groups
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Tim Hanson

Production
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Tommy Elrod

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Tyler Nobes

Worship
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Zach Landes

Next Steps
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