Jonathan Haefs has been the Lead Pastor of SVCC since January 2012. His number one passion is disciple-making and this has been his pursuit throughout his twelve years of ministry. Jonathan is a graduate of both Liberty University and Beeson Divinity School. He has been married to Holly for nine years and they have three children: Charis (6), Levi (3), and Talitha (due May 2013). You are likely to catch Jonathan reading theology or Tolkien, or having lightsaber fights in the backyard with his kiddos. Jonathan and his family reside in Homewood, Alabama.
Ed Kaylor has been on staff at SVCC for 10 years and serves as our Associate Pastor. He oversees our Servant Leadership Team and other administrative areas. Ed’s also serves as the EFCA Associate District Superintendent overseeing Pastoral Care for the 9 southeastern states. A proud graduate of the University of Florida he also has degrees from the Florida State College of Law and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Ed and his wonderful wife Pam have four children and three grandsons. They currently enjoy celebrating their newly “emptied nest.”
Sara Dungan has attended SVCC since 1997 and began serving as our Children’s Director in 2010. She attended the University of California, majoring in Political Science, and went on to get her Masters in Secondary Education from UAB, which brought her to Birmingham. The South became home as Sara taught High School for 6 years, and met and married Jeff. They have three beautiful daughters-Hannah, Emma Grace and Tate. Sara is passionate about the life of the church and invites everyone to participate in the wonderful work of discipling our children.
Leah Sucic is gifted and passionate about children and we are blessed to have her serve as our children’s ministry coordinator. Her favorite part of her job is being allowed to watch children grow in Christ and experience His love for them. Leah also enjoys volunteering with the West Homewood Farmer’s Market providing children’s activities and crafts. She attended Auburn University and worked in marketing before joining the staff of SVCC. She and her husband, Jason, live in Birmingham and have two boys, Rivers and August.
Youth Director/Office Administrator
Brad is the newest member of the SVCC staff and we are excited he is here! He is an Auburn graduate with a major in communication and a minor in psychology. He then participated in a year long community discipleship program with Crossroads Worldwide in North Carolina. He is currently attending Beeson Divinity School and working with the youth of SVCC. Brad is passionate about teaching students to know Christ and belong to his body. He also keeps the office organized and communicates to the body all the great things that are happening at SVCC.
Lee Kate Hamff has served on the SVCC staff since 2006 and currently fills the role of finance administrator. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Lee Kate worked at UAB as Management Engineer for 7 years before starting her family. Working part time for SVCC has allowed her to use her spiritual gifts while being an incredible mom and wife. SVCC has benefited greatly from having such an energetic and competent person as the office administrator. Lee Kate is married to Lance and they have 2 children, Christian and Laura Beth.
Because every believer is a minister, we are all “on staff.” Some of us have the privilege of spending more time than others involved in the work of the local church but all of us are involved in the ongoing work of the kingdom. In God’s world there is no difference between the sacred and the secular. We are all part of his “priesthood.”