Leadership Team

As part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Genesis Church is an elder led church. The term “elder” is not in reference to age, but a title given to those in spiritual leadership in the Bible. Men who meet scriptural qualifications as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9, who are called by God to serve in this position, and who are affirmed by the membership of Genesis Church for a 3 year term make up this team. In addition, pastoral staff members serve as part of this leadership team with full voice, but do not vote. This group oversees the spiritual and organizational leadership of Genesis Church in submission to Jesus Christ, on behalf of the congregation and in accordance with the standards of the Christian & Missionary Alliance and the By-laws of Genesis Church. The Leadership Team also functions according to the five-fold ministry gifting roles found in Ephesians 4:11-13 of apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, and teacher. This team meets monthly for prayer, discussion, and to make decisions on the direction of Genesis Church. The Ministry Staff is then empowered to move Genesis Church forward in fulfillment of the mission and vision.

Feel free to contact any of these men with comments, questions, or suggestions, or for spiritual counsel, at any time. Click on their names to send them an email.

Ministry Staff

Our ministry staff have committed their lives to the work of our Lord and are available on campus, ready to serve, throughout the week. Learn more about them and their contact info below.

Nate Goodwin

Pastor of Discipleship & teaching

Where were you born?

Sprinfield, Ohio


When were you born?

November 20, 1977


What about your family?

Wife Christa, Daughter Kendall and Son Garrett


What are some artists/bands you currently like?

Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, U2, Garth Brooks


If you could eat only one thing from now until Jesus comes back, what would it be?

Steak


What are your favorite movies?

Star Wars - all of them... even the new one even though I was disappointed with it when it first came out


3 places you’ve been?

Europe, Africa and Hawaii


World What is the one scripture passage that is closest to your heart?

Romans 12:1-2


What is one thing nobody knows about you?

I love roller-coasters.


What is one thing you hope to do in the near future?

See the Grand Canyon


What do you do when you’re not at Genesis?

Focus on being the best husband, dad and friend I can be.

Kathy Thrift

Student Ministries / Little Beginnings

Where were you born?

Pensacola, Florida


When were you born?

December 29, 1970


What about your family?

Husband Bruce and 6 children - David, Ryan, Caitlin, Kelsey, Garrett, and Savannah


What are some artists/bands you currently like?

GoFish, TobyMac, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin... I love them all!


If you could eat only one thing from now until Jesus comes back, what would it be?

Pizza


What are your favorite movies?

Pride & Prejudice, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


3 places you’ve been?

Tijuana, Mexico, Niagra Falls, Canada & my favorite...Disney

 

World What is the one scripture passage that is closest to your heart?

Phillipians 4:13


What is one thing nobody knows about you?

I love rollercoasters.


What is one thing you hope to do in the near future?

Take my family on a vacation to Disney.


What do you do when you’re not at Genesis?

Hmm...I'm a mom of 6...let me think...