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Our Team

At Southbrook, we believe that “every member is a minister”, in the sense that God has uniquely called and equipped every Christ-follower to play a valuable role in fulfilling his purposes, both inside and outside the church.  We also believe that some are called to specific lay leadership and vocational ministry roles.  Therefore, our gifted team of elders, pastors, directors, and ministry assistants plays an important part in accomplishing the mission God has given us.

Shane Freeman | Lead Pastor

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Shane and his wife, Amber, 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.

Jonathan Bareham | Executive Pastor

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Jonathan has been part of the Southbrook family for over a decade.  Prior to assuming a staff role in 2018, he volunteered in various areas of ministry including; growth groups, marriage, prayer, and discipleship. In addition to his role as Executive Pastor, Jonathan is an elder and teaching pastor, and provides pastoral oversight to our groups ministry. He is passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them take their next steps toward becoming more like Jesus.  Originally from England, Jonathan and his wife, Judith, have three children.

Kasey Carter | Family Pastor

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Kasey and his wife, Kim, 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. 

Kevin Conklin | Care & Staff Pastor

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Kevin is married to his best friend, Karyn, and they have 4 adult children.  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.

Dan McChesney | Student Pastor

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Dan and his wife, Jamie have been married for two years now. They are both graduates from Liberty University. Dan is passionate about making Disciple Makers out of the next generation that seek to live a life on mission, rather than a life built for their own comforts. He sees each person as having a vital role in the Kingdom of God and wants to help each person realize what that looks like for them in their own lives. He enjoys reading, playing basketball and writing poetry.

 

Raina Newman | Groups Director

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Raina has been in ministry for over a decade and has served in various leadership roles on staff here at Southbrook.  Her passion to develop leaders for the purpose of multiplication is what fuels her energy to connect people so they can grow in their relationship with Christ and become disciples who make disciples.  Raina and her husband Dan have two kids. She may be little, but her appetite for good food is huge!  Although her husband and kids don’t share in the same excitement over food, they can agree that spending quality time with one another is something they all love to do together. 

Anna Burgess | Worship Director

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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. 

Kelly Manus | Assimilation, Communication, & Mission Director

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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.

Tammy Paszkiewicz | Preschool Director

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Tammy and her husband, Andy, have three amazing 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 over 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.

Ben Scarlett | Technical Director

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Ben and his wife, Megan, have three children. They enjoy spending time in the mountains, kayaking, and hiking. Ben has a degree in Business Administration from Queens University of Charlotte.

Jared Long | Facilities Director

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Jared’s passion for operations leads him to serve by maintaining the facilities, grounds, and vendor relationships while keeping a safe and comfortable environment for the Holy Spirit to move. As a native of Indian Land, South Carolina, he has a bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Winthrop University and has a previous background in Sports and Entertainment Operations. He enjoys kayaking, fishing, shooting, and everything outdoors.

Brittney Ouellette | Assistant to Lead Pastor

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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.

Jami Oppold | Administrative Assistant

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Jami and her husband, John, have been married for over 20 years. They have three children, Emily, Katelyn and Nicholas. She attended Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. She is a huge fan of Jesus, her family and football. 

Julie Gibson | Kids Ministry Assistant

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Julie is a Connecticut native, relocating to North Carolina two years ago with her husband, Tony, and their three young-adult children, Jonathan, Hannah and Will.  She has been involved in different aspects of Children's Ministry for many years, and has a strong desire to see kids commit their lives to Jesus at an early age.  Besides her family, her favorite things include autumn in New England, lighthouses, and theme parks.

Adam Shiverdecker | Kids Ministry Assistant

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Adam has been a part of Southbrook for over a decade and grew up in this church community. He was recently in the role as Student Intern but is now taking on the role of Kids Ministry Assistant after serving in this ministry for several years. Adam has also volunteered with welcome team, production, assimilations, and communications. He loves serving his time at the church in all ministry areas because he wants to pour back into the community that poured into him. Adam loves watching and playing many different sports with his friends in his free time and enjoys the community element that sports involves. He has a bachelor degree in Christian Ministries.

Our elders seek to fulfill their biblical function by focusing on the following: protecting ministry direction, provide oversight to operational budget, as well as financial accountability, ensure ministry alignment and implementation, protect the integrity of the church (theological, relational, philosophical), and assess overall leadership effectiveness through accountability. This specific focus allows our elders to lovingly shepherd our church into the future.

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Warren Barber - Chairman

Warren is married to his wife, Cindy and they have 2 adult daughters, Brie and Brittany, who live in Atlanta. Brittany is married to Caleb and they have a son, Samuel. Warren graduated from Bethel University in MN and is currently working as a sales manager for a building product manufacturer based in Charlotte. Warren, enjoys meeting people through the Southbrook Discovery Groups, reading, biking, golf and going to the beach, and spending time with his grandson, Sam. Two of Warren's greatest spiritual influences on his life are The Navigators (Discipleship Ministry) and Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).        

Jonathan Bareham - Executive Pastor - Elder

Jonathan has been part of the Southbrook family for over a decade.  Prior to assuming a staff role in 2018, he volunteered in various areas of ministry including; growth groups, marriage, prayer, and discipleship. In addition to his role as Executive Pastor, Jonathan is an elder and teaching pastor, and provides pastoral oversight to our groups ministry. He is passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them take their next steps toward becoming more like Jesus.  Originally from England, Jonathan and his wife, Judith, have three children.

Shane Freeman - Lead Pastor - Elder

Shane and his wife, Amber, 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.  

Mike Griffin - Elder

Mike is a Charlotte native, graduated from Montreat College, and served in the US Army. He has been married to his wife, Linda, and has 2 adopted sons from Africa, Munyenneh and Kato. Mike worked for 37 years at AT&T and is now retired. Mike, known as Mr. Mike, first came to Southbrook in January of 2000 and got involved in Kid’s Ministry right away. He has considered it an honor to serve as a volunteer in Southbrook Kid’s Ministry. He and Linda like to brag that the 4th-6th grade annual fall retreat is the longest continually running event at Southbrook! 

Bob Seavey - Elder

Bob is husband to Barb and dad to 4 adult children spread out around the globe, and spending time with them gives him great joy. He grew up in California, and began surfing at a young age. He still loves the beach as well as soccer, running, gardening, reading a good book, working with his hands (fixing things or creating things), ethnic food and learning about cultures and people. Bob and Barb serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators and lived in Peru and Ecuador for 20 years. He’s passionate about those people groups around the world who do not have access to the word of God in their language, and too, encouraging others in their walk with God.

David Taylor - Elder

David and his wife, Caitlin, have 3 children together: Sienna, Charlie and Henry. He has been attending Southbrook Church since 2014.  David volunteers at Southbrook on the worship team and jointly with is wife Caitlin as marriage mentors. He grew up in Barnsley, England before moving to New York in 1997 where he obtained a degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Finance. David works in Tax but in his free time loves to play, watch, coach and talk about soccer.

Kevin Kendrick - Elder

Kevin and his wife, Lisa, are blessed with 3 grown children, Tradd, Abigail and Emma. They have been attending Southbrook for several years. Kevin is native of Atlanta, graduated from Furman University with a business degree and works in the shipping industry. Kevin serves in the marriage mentor ministry, production support and men’s ministry. During his time off, he enjoys spending time with family, running and playing golf.