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Lead Pastor – Jonathan Haefs
Jonathan has been the Lead Pastor of SVCC since February 2012. Throughout his fourteen years of ministry, his primary pursuit has been disciple-making. Jonathan is a graduate of Liberty University and Beeson Divinity School. He has been married to Holly for thirteen years and they have four children: Charis (10), Levi (8), Talitha (4), and Asher (1). You are likely to catch Jonathan reading theology or Tolkien, having lightsaber fights with his kiddos or cheering on the Atlanta Braves. Jonathan and his family reside in Homewood, Alabama.
Associate Pastor – Ed Kaylor
Ed 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 (three of them married) and five grandsons and a granddaughter.
Worship Leader – John-Mark Dorough
John-Mark had already been leading worship for nearly a decade when he joined the staff of SVCC in August of 2013. He is passionate about creating an environment of worship that invites people into an encounter with the Lord. John-Mark also plays drums for worship artist Daniel Bashta as well as his own instrumental band The Sleep Design. In 2009, he married his amazing wife, Ashley, who is also an incredible worship leader. They are currently in the exciting process of adopting a child domestically.
Children’s Director – Leah Sucic
Leah 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.
Assistant to the Children’s Director – Landon Jones
Landon is a current student at Samford University, majoring in Human Development and Family Education. She hopes to eventually get a Master’s and counsel children and/or families. Landon is passionate about children of all backgrounds, especially inner city kids. Her favorite part of being a member of Shades is that it’s a place she is able to meet people of all ages and backgrounds but still have Jesus in common with them. Feel free to email her to grab a cup of coffee or if you have questions about children’s ministry at Shades.
Discipleship Pastor – Brad Brown
Brad is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, after graduating from Auburn University with a B.A in Communication, he moved to North Carolina to participate in a yearlong discipleship program. Brad came to Birmingham in 2012 to pursue an Mdiv at Beeson Divinity School. That fall, he joined our team as the Office Administrator and Youth Director. Brad graduated Beeson in May of 2016 and is serving as our Discipleship Pastor. He enjoys strong coffee, reading theology, hitting drums and playing Golf. Brad and his wife Jordan live in Mountainbrook.
Finance Administrator – Scott Ledbetter
Facilities Team – Grace Wolnski
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.”