One important thing to know about any organization is how it's lead. At Arise, we're all following Jesus. But we also have some practical leadership roles.
Elders are men and women elected from the congregation to provide the overall oversight and spiritual leadership of the church. The staff equip the saints for the work of ministry, men and women who serve as vocational workers in the church. Deacons are men and women who serve in the church by leading ministries or small groups. And members are those who've committed to Arise as their church home and are active in the faith and work of our community.
Jacob Prahlow - Lead Pastor
Lead pastor and perpetual elder. Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Keeper of many pets. MTS from SLU, MA from Wake Forest, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer at Conciliar Post and Pursuing Veritas.
Kelsey Jackson - Worship Pastor
Worship pastor and current elder. Married to Roger since 2012. Mom of Bentley and Delaney. Lover of music, art, coffee, and all things Harry Potter.
Chris Sutton - Pastoral Intern
Pastoral Intern, Married to Britany (getting her doctorate in education). Step-dad to RJ and Ryan. Hails from Baton Rouge. Chef by profession, in ministry by calling. Dreaming of leading a homeless shelter and learning center. Knocking on 40's door.