Jesus is the head of the church. He’s the one who died for his bride. He’s the leader of ClearView. The rest of us are just trying to keep up.
John’s role at ClearView includes teaching and vision-casting. Some of his favorite moments are those when someone is surprised by the love of God, the presence of Jesus, the clarity of the Bible, or the beauty of the church.
He is married to Jessica, a graphic designer, owner of BlueJay Creative, and professor at Centenary College. Their daughters, Emma and Kate, are pretty great. A graduate of Harding University (Communication, Ministry), John also earned a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry.
He loves tennis, travel, reading, and writing.
Ally leads our ministries for parents and children (infants – elementary). She plans events through the year and ensures that Sunday morning is a can’t-miss-it experience for children and a head-start for parents. She loves it when kids make a connection between the Bible and life, when they learn who Jesus is, and when they trust him in their own lives.
Ally is married to Joey, an Airman in the United States Air Force and huge fan of football and ultimate frisbee. Both are originally from Miami, Florida, where Ally was introduced to children’s ministry. She is currently completing a degree in psychology at Louisiana State University Shreveport.
She loves the beach, music, learning about other cultures, board games, and volleyball.
Jacob leads our student ministry (6th – 12th grade). He plans and leads events through the year and ensures that our students feel welcome and included on Sundays. He is passionate about God’s people and eager to see Jesus at work in our students’ lives.
Jacob is married to Shelby. Shelby works for Volunteers of America. She is a huge fan of her Corgi, Weasley. Jacob and Shelby are both actively involved in non-profit work within our community.
He loves bears, the great outdoors, spaghetti, and pretty much any dog he comes into contact with.
Throughout the Bible, one metaphor for caring leadership is that of shepherding. Our shepherds (or elders) are unpaid leaders from among the congregation who have accepted the responsibility of spiritual leadership.