Our Team

Shane Freeman

Lead Pastor

Shane and his wife, Amber, have been married for 22 years. They have two girls (Scarlett & Sophie) who keep them on their toes and bring them incredible joy. Shane is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a Masters of Theology (ThM). He enjoys running, movies, eating Mexican food (particularly chips and salsa), and reading theology. On his day off, he loves kicking back and hanging out with his girls.

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Kevin Conklin

Care & Staff Pastor

Kevin is married to his best friend Karyn, they have 4 adult children, two sons in law and 5 grandchildren.  Kevin graduated from Taylor University with a B.A. in Communication/Theatre Arts and has been in Pastoral ministry since 1985. Kevin also serves our Military as a Master Level Trainer by providing seminars for military couples through Stronger Families.

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Jonathan Bareham

Discipleship Pastor

Jonathan has been part of the Southbrook family for eight years.  He has been involved in various areas of ministry including; life groups, marriage, prayer, and discipleship. In addition to his role as an Discipleship Pastor, Jonathan is an elder and teaching pastor.  He is passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them take their next step in becoming more like Jesus.  Originally from England, Jonathan and his wife, Judith, have been married for 22 years and have three children.

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Kasey Carter

Student Pastor

Kasey has been serving in various capacities of vocational student ministry for the past 26 years. Kasey met his wife, Kim, have been married for 16 years. They have two daughters, Sara and Camilla. Kasey is passionate about creating environments that are conducive to the transforming work of God and making disciples who learn what it's like to worship Him daily. He believes that both parents, as well as the church, have a biblical role in the shaping and nurturing of a child's heart. Kasey enjoys more rugged activities like the outdoors, motorcycles, power tools, and competitive shooting.

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Kelly Manus

Assimilation, Communication, & Mission Director

Kelly serves as the Assimilation, Communication, & Mission Director, supporting all the staff by communicating the church’s vision, mission, and events in effective ways. She loves pouring into the next generation and is inspired and energized by the many stories of how God has made lasting change in their lives and in the lives of others. Kelly has her Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Sociology, and Religion.

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Jacob Rogers

Facilities Director

Jacob Rogers serves the church by maintaining the facilities and grounds. He is energized by supporting ministries that are the hands and feet of Jesus. His variety of life experience and drive to learn new things allows him to support ministries in many ways.

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Raina Newman

Family Ministry Director & Women Discipleship

Raina's passion and love for children is her driving force to create quality programs for Sundays and during the week that are developmentally appropriate, educational, and most importantly, will teach the gospel in a way that will engage our children and build a firm foundation for the years to come. She may be little, but her appetite for good food is huge! Raina loves to eat foods from different cultures. Although her husband, Dan, and their children don’t share in the same excitement over food, they can agree that watching movies, hiking, and just being with one another is something they all love to do together.

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Angela Gibson

Kids' Director

Angela and her husband, Chris, are native Charlotteans, but they've lived in Raleigh, NC, Chattanooga, TN, and Atlanta, GA over the 22 years they've been married. They have 3 wonderful children (Scott, Anna, and Matt). Angela has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Meredith College, and she has 8 years of experience teaching high school. Prior to joining our church staff, Angela served in Southbrook Kids as a small group leader, large group host, and service leader. She also worked on our K-3 curriculum writing team. Having grown up as the daughter of missionaries to Chile, she is bi-lingual. Angela enjoys playing board games, reading great books, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

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Michelle Jones

Operations Director

Michelle is a wife, mother, and Operations Director for the church. She is responsible for bringing clarity of the ins and outs of the financial information reported to the leadership of Southbrook Church. 

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Tammy Paszkiewicz

Preschool Director

Tammy and her husband, Andy, have been married for 24 years.  They have three amazing teenage children.  Tammy has an Associates degree in Early Childhood and is working towards her North Carolina Administrator Credentials.  She has been working with children for 20 years in many capacities, including preschool, licensed childcare, and Southbrook Kids.  She enjoys going to the movies, eating out, crafting, and time with her family and friends.

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Ben Scarlett

Technical Director

Ben and his wife, Megan have been married for 4 years. They enjoy spending time in the mountains, kayaking, and hiking. Ben has a degree in Business Administration from Queens University of Charlotte.

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Anna Burgess

Worship Director

Anna is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. In 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Worship Leadership from Anderson University. Anna believes that a Worship Leader’s job extends far beyond the stage on Sunday morning. It is her prayer that Southbrook Worship is committed to not only excellent musicianship onstage, but also pouring into each other and serving the needs of the community.

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Stephanie Gates

Business Administrator

Stephanie serves as the Business Administrator. She supports and assists the church and staff by organizing, maintaining, and processing the daily reports and financials. Stephanie helps with the operational side of the business department.

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Brittney Ouellette

Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor

Brittney has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Brittney has worked in many capacities here at Southbrook and continues to enjoy the chance to serve the mission and vision. She's married to her husband Mark and they have twin boys (Colton and Hudson) who keep them busy and blessed. 

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