Meet our Small Group Leaders

To go along with Small Group Sunday, we wanted to introduce you to some of our campus small group leaders.  Click on their name to find out more about their group.



Matt & Krissy Richard
What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? Matt and I will never agree on this one. He could watch What About Bob everyday but I can't stand it. I love The Blind Side.
What do you love most about Small Group? Getting to see people's lives change through sanctification.
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? 
Psalm 73:25-26: "Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon the earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." 
Psalm 103:1-5: "Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. " No matter where we are or what we are going through God is the same. HE is our portion forever. HE provides all we need. HE is worthy to be praised!



David & Megan Gautraud
What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? There isn't a particular favorite, but the one we reference the most, especially in small group, is Top Gun.
What do you love most about small group? It is comforting to know that we aren't alone in our struggles--that we can come as we are and share our lives together.
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? 
Joshua 1:9 -- this life can be down right hard and this verse is encouraging that God is with us no matter what.



What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? Fiddler on the Roof
What do you love most about small group? I think we love watching the interactions among everyone and seeing God working in us as both a group and individually. 
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? For me it has been 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 because it clearly shows that God is in total control...period.
What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? We enjoy watching the Bourne trilogy over and over again.
What do you love most about small group? We love getting to know people on a deeper level and being challenged by them and God's Word.
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? Lately I have been reading through II Corinthians. Chapter 1 v.3-4 reminds us how God comforts those close to us and how we can in turn comfort others. We are looking forward to the start of our Small Group year!




What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? The Blind Side
What do you love most about small group? We love that our small group feels like family. We share in the good and bad times together.
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? James 1:19-20: "My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for a man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires." Having patience with our young daughters and not talking over them is a struggle for both of us.



Dave & Andrea Wernz 
What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? Andrea - Rocky or any of the Planet Earth series; Dave - The Godfather
 What do you love most about small group? The mutual blessing of gifts; being blessed by people and blessing them. The building up and encouragement of the body on a smaller scale outside of corporate worship.
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately?
Dave - James 1.2-4 | Because life is hard, but the difficulties do not have to be wasted or meaningless. Andrea - Romans 8.14 | Reminds me who I am in Jesus. 

David & Renee Murphy
What movie do you love enough to watch again and again?  David - The Italian Job; Renee - Roman Holiday.
What do you love most about small group?  Getting to grow alongside others...doing life together one season at a time.
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? Galatians 5:1 because when we feel trapped or stuck, there's hope.





What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? The Bourne Trilogy
What do you love most about small group? The sense of community we have with our Small Group.  It's a real means of fellowship and grace in our life.
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? Heb. 10:24,25 - Having looked at it afresh for my recent sermon, we've been thinking about what it really means to truly "consider one another" and to "stir up" love & good works in each other.




Zach & Kelly Lux
What movie do you love enough to watch again and again? We could watch A Christmas Story over and over.
What do you love most about small group? We love the front row seat that God gives us to watch others and ourselves grow to be more like Him. 
What is a verse that has been encouraging you lately? I keep going back to Ephesians 1:11-14 and resting my thoughts on the inheritance we have in Christ. 
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