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 Pastor

Kevin and his wife, Karyn, are best friends and love hanging out together. Their adult children are scattered across the country which makes them sad but they have 2 grandsons and a granddaughter coming in the spring which makes them really happy.  Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Theatre Arts from Taylor University and has been in full time ministry since 1985.  He loves anything outdoors, reading, antique hunting with Karyn, and taking photos.  Kevin is a people person who loves introducing people to Jesus and getting them connected with others and having them do the same.

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Richard Hopkins

Discipleship Pastor

Richard and his wife, Sherri, have been married since 1988. They have one beautiful daughter along with a great son-in-law who is just like a son to them. Following Jesus and growing spiritually is priority one for Richard. He is passionate about being a good husband and father, along with making disciples through living out Matthew 28:18-20. Richard enjoys endurance sports including marathons, triathlons, and an occasional Spartan race. He has been at Southbrook since late 2014. As a side note, Richard believes a strong cup of coffee is great anytime of day.

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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 Director

Kelly serves as the Assimilation and Communication 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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Todd Beckley

Facilities & Campus Director

Todd Beckley is from southern California, married for 21 years, and has three teenagers. What a challenge that is! Todd’s son, who is 18, is a special needs child with Prader Willi Syndrome. He allows worship to happen by maintaining the facilities and grounds. His creative talents allow him to execute new improvement projects with excellence. Todd supports all staff in the stewardship of church resources.

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Raina Newman

Family Ministry Director

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 & Finance Assistant

Stephanie serves as the Business and Finance Assistant. She supports Michelle in assisting 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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