David Park, Lead Pastor
Kristen Hines, Worship Director
What makes you laugh? Laugh out loud? I would have to say perfectly timed sarcasm. And to my shame…when people trip and fall (without injury). I just can’t help it.
Morning or night person? I like to get things done in the morning and be productive, but I like to party like it’s 1999 in the night. Not sure what to call that.
Favorite food: Pizza(cold or warm)
Favorite movie: Milo and Otis (the adventures of a curious cat and a pug-nosed pup)
Favorite TV show: Friends
Tommy Yi, Youth Director
Allison Higgins, Children’s Director
I was born and raised in Georgia in a town where the motto is “small town big difference”…small town is an understatement. A couple things I am known for is improvising, If I don’t have the exact item needed I will find something that will work just the same, and also for my bubbly demeanor I used to be called “smiley.” I am passionate about everyone coming into their full identity in who the Lord has made them to be. I am also very passionate about community and it is something I value deeply. When I am not working you can find me on the soccer field (it has been my second home since I was 4), hiking (I am on top of the world at least for a moment), skydiving (call me a thrill seeker), in some other part of the world (it’s beautiful out there), or in my wood shop creating beautiful signs.
What makes you laugh? I giggle a lot but deep laughs come from watching impractical jokers.
Morning or night person? I am neither a morning nor night person. I am a midday person.
Favorite food: Chips, salmon, shrimp, bacon, and CHEESE
Favorite movies: Bridesmaids, Gladiator, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, of course Frozen, A Walk to Remember, and 27 Dresses (people have told me I am Katherine Heigl)
Favorite TV show: Scandal, Impractical Jokers, The Voice, and So You Think You Can Dance (love dancing shows)
Jill Tullis, Virtual Executive Assistant
I am a born and bred east Tennessean with a somewhat-unhealthy obsession with all things Dollywood. I’ve been married to Tim for 5 years and we have two adorable daughters: Emerson is 3 and Piper is 7 months. I love the Tennessee Volunteers, hitting the gym, traveling, power naps, and Christmastime. I grew up with my dad in full-time ministry and somehow managed to marry a youth pastor–not intentional but God-ordained without a doubt! I have a passion for the local church and it makes me so happy to see people find authentic, transparent community in the Body of Christ.