shepherd school of leadership team

  • JASON STATES, director - school of Leadership

    Jason and his wife and ministry partner, Mindy, lead all aspects of ShepNaz ministries directed specifically toward High School and Middle School students.  They have been serving at Shepherd since 2015.


    Read More About Pastor Jason Here >>


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lead pastor track mentors

Rob Paugh

Preaching, Leadership & Vision


Tim Swanson

Pastoral Care & Ceremonies, Organizational & Administrative Management



  • rob paugh, Lead pastor

    Rob is the Lead Pastor at Shepherd since January of 2015. As lead pastor, Rob’s primary responsibilities include leading Shepherd to become the best church we can be. This responsibility includes working together with the staff and other leadership to develop and pursue vision by articulating, designing and aligning our ministries and resources to our mission, values, strategy and measures. Rob also preaches and teaches on most weekends.


    Read More About Pastor Rob Here >>


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  • Tim Swanson, executive pastor

    Tim has been a part of our team since 2003. He oversees Pastoral Care and Administration.

    His favorite part of his ministry is helping people take steps forward in their walk with Jesus Christ. His main goal is for every person to grow and find a place to serve others.

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    Read More About Pastor Tim Here >>

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children's ministry track mentors

Ashley Kuhn

Teaching, Chaplaincy and Event Planning


Ben Kuhn

Preaching, Sports Ministry for kids, Special Needs Ministry

  • ASHLEY and ben KUHN, Kids Ministry

    Ashley has been the Children's Pastor at Shepherd since 2016 with the help of her husband, Ben. They have a heart for reaching families with children. They leads the K- 5th grade children's worship services on Sunday mornings and disciples children in their small groups on Wednesday nights. Ashley also equips and oversees the preschool and nursery ministries with the help of a dedicated staff of volunteers.


    Read More About Pastor Ashley Here >>

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student ministry track mentors

Jason States

Preaching, Small Groups, Event Planning and Worship Band Development


Mindy States

Teaching, Counseling, Small Group Management, and Hospitality

  • JASON and Mindy STATES, YOUTH ministry

    Jason and his wife and ministry partner, Mindy, lead all aspects of ShepNaz ministries directed specifically toward High School and Middle School students.  They have been serving at Shepherd since 2015.


    Read More About the States Here >>


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associate or general ministry track mentors

Grant Heckman

Adult Discipleship & Serving, Organizational & Administrative Management


Tim Swanson

Pastoral Care & Ceremonies, Organizational & Administrative Management

  • GRANT HECKMAN, DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

    Grant and his family joined the Shepherd team in 2018.  He comes to us after pastoring in Chicago, Pittsburg and Baltimore.  He organizes and encourages all our new Rooted groups, life groups, and adult classes, and strives to connect people with activities that will help them most. 


    Read More About Pastor Grant Here >>


  • TIM SWANSON, EXECUTIVE PASTOR

    Tim has been a part of our team since 2003. He oversees Pastoral Care and Administration.

    His favorite part of his ministry is helping people take steps forward in their walk with Jesus Christ. His main goal is for every person to grow and find a place to serve others.

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    Read More About Pastor Tim Here >>

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christian schooling / education mentor

Mike Fluhart

Christian Elementary Education, Early Education, School Management

  • MICHAEL FLUHART, PRINCIPAL SCS

    Michael has been the principal at Shepherd Christian School since 2018. He encourages the teachers to nurture children spiritually, physically, academically and socially as they grow in Christlikeness. He ensures that SCS allows both teachers and students to put learning at the center of their daily activities and establishes a school-wide vision of commitment to high standards and the success of all students.

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worship ministry track

New Worship Pastor will be joining our team any day!
Worship Arts, Vocal & Band Development, Worship Tech