GET TO KNOW OUR LEADERSHIP

Our staff isn’t perfect, but we serve a perfect God. Together, we are fully committed to influence people to find and follow Jesus.

Senior Leadership

Titus O’Bryant

Titus O’Bryant

Senior Pastor

Titus joins our team as senior pastor after preparing for ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and serving nonprofits and churches in Texas and Tennessee. Along with his wife Me...Read More

Titus O’Bryant

Titus O’Bryant

Senior Pastor

Titus joins our team as senior pastor after preparing for ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and serving nonprofits and churches in Texas and Tennessee. Along with his wife Megan, he has lots of fun keeping up with their three exceptional children. Titus wants to help people thrive through responding to God’s grace by loving God completely and other people unselfishly. If he’s not enjoying a book or writing, you might find him outside running.

Joe Paschal

Joe Paschal

Pastor of Ministries

Joe and his wife Becky are proud parents of three wonderful children. He graduated from Asbury University (where he and Becky met), and from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to Life...Read More

Joe Paschal

Joe Paschal

Pastor of Ministries

Joe and his wife Becky are proud parents of three wonderful children. He graduated from Asbury University (where he and Becky met), and from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to LifePoint, Joe worked with World Relief, English Language Institute/China, and The Salvation Army. He and his wife also worked in China for two years. Joe loves mobilizing believers to participate in tangible ways to “love your neighbor as yourself.” When he’s not at work, he can often be found mountain biking or eating barbecue.

Nina Southan

Nina Southan

Operations Director

Born and raised in Maryland, Nina attended Towson University and has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years (yes, she started when she was 4).  Married to Eric, they have a t...Read More

Nina Southan

Nina Southan

Operations Director

Born and raised in Maryland, Nina attended Towson University and has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years (yes, she started when she was 4).  Married to Eric, they have a total of four kids in various states on the East Coast.  Nina absolutely loves lake life, decorating and planning events.  She also likes to ponder life’s greatest conundrums, such as why we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway.

Keli Houle

Keli Houle

Executive Assistant

Keli has been married to Brent for 20+ years and is a mom of four teens and one preteen: Avery, Lydia, Audrey, Charlotte and Abbott. She has a marketing background as well as being...Read More

Keli Houle

Keli Houle

Executive Assistant

Keli has been married to Brent for 20+ years and is a mom of four teens and one preteen: Avery, Lydia, Audrey, Charlotte and Abbott. She has a marketing background as well as being COO of Houle-igans, Inc. for 15 years and counting. She is passionate about family time and helping people recognize that time is fleeting, so have fun with, invest in and be present for your kids! In her spare time (what spare time? 5 kids!) she likes to garden, read, bike, hike and cook.

Weekend Experience

Kim Praay

Kim Praay

Worship Leader

Kim has been a part of song writing and music ministry for more than 15 years and is thrilled to call LifePoint Church home. When not singing, you can find her hanging with her hus...Read More

Kim Praay

Kim Praay

Worship Leader

Kim has been a part of song writing and music ministry for more than 15 years and is thrilled to call LifePoint Church home. When not singing, you can find her hanging with her husband, Ken and two boys, Nate and Noah at various sporting events. Many say she's the loudest mom on the sideline. Her motto: Always Positive, Always Loud. 

Andrew Muth

Andrew Muth

Production Director

Andrew has been part of LifePoint for many years. As a volunteer, he joined the worship team in 2010 and began leading the stage design team in 2012. In March 2016, he joined our s...Read More

Andrew Muth

Andrew Muth

Production Director

Andrew has been part of LifePoint for many years. As a volunteer, he joined the worship team in 2010 and began leading the stage design team in 2012. In March 2016, he joined our staff. He is passionate about empowering volunteers to tackle tasks and serve projects they didn’t think they could before. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, painting, and making jewelry.

Jamie Lorete

Jamie Lorete

Video Producer

Jamie and his wife, Becca, live in Damascus, MD. Jamie started filmmaking at the age of nine creating skateboard videos. When he is not at LifePoint, you can find him spending time...Read More

Jamie Lorete

Jamie Lorete

Video Producer

Jamie and his wife, Becca, live in Damascus, MD. Jamie started filmmaking at the age of nine creating skateboard videos. When he is not at LifePoint, you can find him spending time working on cars and attending local Cars & Coffee meets. Jamie is also passionate about film photography, developing and scanning them into the computer for the world to see. Jamie is very easy going and loves to create every chance he gets.

Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards

Audio Tech

Jeff and his wife Tammy live in Sykesville. He was a volunteer on our sound team for more than ten years before coming on staff part-time. When he’s not making everyone sound ama...Read More

Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards

Audio Tech

Jeff and his wife Tammy live in Sykesville. He was a volunteer on our sound team for more than ten years before coming on staff part-time. When he’s not making everyone sound amazing, he’s busy running his two companies, a computer sales and service company and a sound production and recording studio. In his spare time, he enjoys buying and restoring old vintage electronics, restoring old cars and collecting historic vehicles and race cars.

NextGen

Amy Weisgerber

Amy Weisgerber

LPKids Director

Amy has been at LifePoint for over 23 years and started serving in LPKids more than 21 years ago! She is a follower of Jesus, a wife to Brian, a mom to Karis, Ethan, Kelyn and Andr...Read More

Amy Weisgerber

Amy Weisgerber

LPKids Director

Amy has been at LifePoint for over 23 years and started serving in LPKids more than 21 years ago! She is a follower of Jesus, a wife to Brian, a mom to Karis, Ethan, Kelyn and Andrew. She’s passionate about challenging parents to step into their calling of discipling their kids and also about challenging kids to know, love and serve our amazing God and others. She loves spending time with her family, enjoying snow days and reading good books.

Kristen Staggers

Kristen Staggers

LPKids Nursery Coordinator

Kristen grew up as a missionary kid in West Africa from the ages of 4-18.  She and her husband Mike have two teenagers. They started attending LifePoint 14 years ago partly becaus...Read More

Kristen Staggers

Kristen Staggers

LPKids Nursery Coordinator

Kristen grew up as a missionary kid in West Africa from the ages of 4-18.  She and her husband Mike have two teenagers. They started attending LifePoint 14 years ago partly because their daughter loved the Nursery and kept asking to go back to “the church with the little potty.”  Kristen loves reading, podcasts, coffee and hanging out at the horse farm where her daughter rides.

Jodie Binkley

Jodie Binkley

Preschool Coordinator

Jodie and her husband Dale live in Manchester with their 3 (1/2) youngest children and mini bernedoodle (totally her dog). In her “free” time, Jodie enjoys cooking/feeding peop...Read More

Jodie Binkley

Jodie Binkley

Preschool Coordinator

Jodie and her husband Dale live in Manchester with their 3 (1/2) youngest children and mini bernedoodle (totally her dog). In her “free” time, Jodie enjoys cooking/feeding people, low-key hikes in the woods with her pup and watching old shows on tv to unwind.

Brooke Speulstra

Brooke Speulstra

LPKids Elementary Coordinator

Brooke and her husband, Ken, live in Westminster and have been attending and serving at LifePoint since 2005. She is mom to Ryan, Rachael, Jack and Jason.  When she isn’t teachi...Read More

Brooke Speulstra

Brooke Speulstra

LPKids Elementary Coordinator

Brooke and her husband, Ken, live in Westminster and have been attending and serving at LifePoint since 2005. She is mom to Ryan, Rachael, Jack and Jason.  When she isn’t teaching at their homeschool co-op, she can be found driving them to volleyball, football, youth events and now to college. She enjoys camping, taking cross-country trips, all things Operation Christmas Child and the Ravens!  Brooke’s favorite part of working with the elementary kids is when they open up the Bible and realize they can read it for themselves.

Nick Kortises

Nick Kortises

Student Ministries Coordinator

Nick lives in Hampstead, MD with his wife Sarah and their fluffball-of-a-dog Louie. Nick is currently attending Liberty University Online to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Spor...Read More

Nick Kortises

Nick Kortises

Student Ministries Coordinator

Nick lives in Hampstead, MD with his wife Sarah and their fluffball-of-a-dog Louie. Nick is currently attending Liberty University Online to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. Outside of LifePoint, you can find Nick either coaching football, playing softball, or spending time with friends and family.

Shelley Fenlon

Shelley Fenlon

HUGS (Special Needs Ministry) Director

Shelley has been attending and serving at LifePoint for several years everywhere from Kids Check-in, to LPKids, to LPStudents, and has even filled a couple of staff roles. Prior to...Read More

Shelley Fenlon

Shelley Fenlon

HUGS (Special Needs Ministry) Director

Shelley has been attending and serving at LifePoint for several years everywhere from Kids Check-in, to LPKids, to LPStudents, and has even filled a couple of staff roles. Prior to accepting the HUGS Director position, she worked in nonpublic education where she developed a true appreciation for the differences that make each person a unique creation, and a passion for seeing each individual reach their full and God-given potential. When she’s not at LPC she’s at home with her husband Michael, their five kids and neighborhood crew, and a menagerie of pets collected by her daughters.

Adult Ministries

Joe Paschal

Joe Paschal

Pastor of Ministries

Joe and his wife Becky are proud parents of three wonderful children. He graduated from Asbury University (where he and Becky met), and from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to Life...Read More

Joe Paschal

Joe Paschal

Pastor of Ministries

Joe and his wife Becky are proud parents of three wonderful children. He graduated from Asbury University (where he and Becky met), and from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to LifePoint, Joe worked with World Relief, English Language Institute/China, and The Salvation Army. He and his wife also worked in China for two years. Joe loves mobilizing believers to participate in tangible ways to “love your neighbor as yourself.” When he’s not at work, he can often be found mountain biking or eating barbecue.

Luis Villafania

Luis Villafania

Pastor of Care

Luis and his wife, Mary Jo, live in Finksburg. They have two daughters, Eva and Marta. They have been attending LifePoint since 2012. Luis enjoys working around the house and takin...Read More

Luis Villafania

Luis Villafania

Pastor of Care

Luis and his wife, Mary Jo, live in Finksburg. They have two daughters, Eva and Marta. They have been attending LifePoint since 2012. Luis enjoys working around the house and taking care of the gardens. He loves to study and read books and is currently attending graduate school at Dallas Theological Seminary to complete his ThM. Luis loves missionary work, church planting, and teaching.

Lacey Ausfresser

Lacey Ausfresser

Group Life Director

Lacey lives in Sykesville with her husband and two daughters.  When’s she’s not rocking out to Maverick City’s latest hit you can find her hiking with her husband or setting...Read More

Lacey Ausfresser

Lacey Ausfresser

Group Life Director

Lacey lives in Sykesville with her husband and two daughters.  When’s she’s not rocking out to Maverick City’s latest hit you can find her hiking with her husband or setting up coffee chats to have more connection with others.

Ally Dilworth

Ally Dilworth

Outreach Coordinator

Ally studied public relations at Messiah University and is passionate about building meaningful relationships with others. She lives in Finksburg with her husband, Ryan, and dog, T...Read More

Ally Dilworth

Ally Dilworth

Outreach Coordinator

Ally studied public relations at Messiah University and is passionate about building meaningful relationships with others. She lives in Finksburg with her husband, Ryan, and dog, Topper. In her free time, Ally enjoys walking, writing, shopping and exploring new coffee shops. She also loves serving her community through student ministry at LifePoint Church. Ally’s happy place is on the beach eating an acai bowl!

Operations

Nina Southan

Nina Southan

Operations Director

Born and raised in Maryland, Nina attended Towson University and has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years (yes, she started when she was 4).  Married to Eric, they have a t...Read More

Nina Southan

Nina Southan

Operations Director

Born and raised in Maryland, Nina attended Towson University and has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years (yes, she started when she was 4).  Married to Eric, they have a total of four kids in various states on the East Coast.  Nina absolutely loves lake life, decorating and planning events.  She also likes to ponder life’s greatest conundrums, such as why we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway.

Missy Rodriguez

Missy Rodriguez

Finance Director

Missy has attended LifePoint for over 30 years and has been on staff for over 25 years. A graduate of Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University), she is married to Jim, her hig...Read More

Missy Rodriguez

Missy Rodriguez

Finance Director

Missy has attended LifePoint for over 30 years and has been on staff for over 25 years. A graduate of Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University), she is married to Jim, her high school sweetheart. They have two adult children, Sarah and Zach (whose wife is also named Sarah - not confusing at all!), and one teenager, Jenna. Missy enjoys playing card and board games, cooking and trying new recipes, and spending time with her family. She loves LifePoint Church, ice cream and Chick-fil-A sweet tea.

Cindy Gardner

Cindy Gardner

Finance Assistant

After working in the field of finance for most of her career, Cindy retired from the world of business to work at the church she has loved and attended for over 20 years. Residing ...Read More

Cindy Gardner

Cindy Gardner

Finance Assistant

After working in the field of finance for most of her career, Cindy retired from the world of business to work at the church she has loved and attended for over 20 years. Residing in Eldersburg, she has 3 daughters, 5 granddaughters, and 1 grandson. Her greatest joy is spending time with them and watching them grow. In her spare time, Cindy loves to read, crochet, work in her garden and is in the process of becoming a Master Gardener.

Jolita Peterson

Jolita Peterson

Communications Director

After living in several parts of the globe, Jolita is happy to be settled in Eldersburg with her husband, Dana, kids Sofia and Nathan, two sheep and a rambunctious goldendoodle. Sh...Read More

Jolita Peterson

Jolita Peterson

Communications Director

After living in several parts of the globe, Jolita is happy to be settled in Eldersburg with her husband, Dana, kids Sofia and Nathan, two sheep and a rambunctious goldendoodle. She has a background in psychology and human resources, but her sweet spot is communications and strategic organization. She is passionate about encouraging young moms and helping people connect. An Anglophile who loves using words like “rubbish”, she also enjoys dark chocolate, Regency fiction and anything Christmas.

Isabella Campbell

Isabella Campbell

Creative Content Coordinator

Isabella (who goes by Tiz or Tizzy) lives in Westminster with her husband, Cory. She’s been attending LifePoint for her whole life and is excited to join the LifePoint staff team...Read More

Isabella Campbell

Isabella Campbell

Creative Content Coordinator

Isabella (who goes by Tiz or Tizzy) lives in Westminster with her husband, Cory. She’s been attending LifePoint for her whole life and is excited to join the LifePoint staff team. When she is not at church, you can usually find her going for walks, binge watching a good TV show, or hanging out with her family, friends, or husband. She loves talking about life, and all things pop culture or makeup. She is passionate about bringing people closer to God through social media.

Yvette Thomas

Yvette Thomas

Receptionist

After being a florist for many years, God’s plan led Yvette to LifePoint. She is married with two adult children, Emily and Adam, and she’s a Nana of five boys, Kane, Finn, Fra...Read More

Yvette Thomas

Yvette Thomas

Receptionist

After being a florist for many years, God’s plan led Yvette to LifePoint. She is married with two adult children, Emily and Adam, and she’s a Nana of five boys, Kane, Finn, Franklin, Dennis & Weston. Some of her favorite things are spending time with family and friends, connecting in meaningful ways with her church community, thrift shopping, antiquing, traveling with her husband Chris and, most importantly, sharing God’s love and grace.

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

Buildings & Grounds Supervisor

Jim has been married to his wife, Kimberly, for 30 years.  They have been LifePoint family members since 2008.  Jim has served on the Worship Team, the production team and in Cel...Read More

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

Buildings & Grounds Supervisor

Jim has been married to his wife, Kimberly, for 30 years.  They have been LifePoint family members since 2008.  Jim has served on the Worship Team, the production team and in Celebrate Recovery for most of that time.  Jim, a cancer survivor, and Kimberly oversee the Hope Lodge ministry and are actively involved in several cancer care organizations in the area.  Jim’s skills in project and contractor management led him to join the LifePoint staff as the Building and Grounds Supervisor.

Pastor Emeritus

Joe Duke

Joe Duke

Pastor Emeritus

Joe Duke is the Co-founder and Pastor Emeritus of LifePoint Church. Joe served as the church’s Pastor for over 35 years. His desire has been to create a local church that champio...Read More

Joe Duke

Joe Duke

Pastor Emeritus

Joe Duke is the Co-founder and Pastor Emeritus of LifePoint Church. Joe served as the church’s Pastor for over 35 years. His desire has been to create a local church that champions the liberating message of God’s grace in authentic and creative ways. Joe is also the Founder and Executive Director of GraceWorks International. As a writer and speaker, he is obsessed with helping people grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Joe and Tricia have two sons who are both married. Their six grandchildren are responsible for much of the overwhelming joy and laughter in the Duke household. Joe’s book, Reflections: Words to Inspire, Challenge, and Encourage You is available on Amazon.

Elders

Titus O’Bryant

Titus O’Bryant

Senior Pastor

Titus joins our team as senior pastor after preparing for ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and serving nonprofits and churches in Texas and Tennessee. Along with his wife Me...Read More

Titus O’Bryant

Titus O’Bryant

Senior Pastor

Titus joins our team as senior pastor after preparing for ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and serving nonprofits and churches in Texas and Tennessee. Along with his wife Megan, he has lots of fun keeping up with their three exceptional children. Titus wants to help people thrive through responding to God’s grace by loving God completely and other people unselfishly. If he’s not enjoying a book or writing, you might find him outside running.

Mark Marten

Mark Marten

Elder

Mark, his wife, and their three children live in Eldersburg. Their family has been attending LifePoint since 1996. Mark loves playing with technology, working around the house or r...Read More

Mark Marten

Mark Marten

Elder

Mark, his wife, and their three children live in Eldersburg. Their family has been attending LifePoint since 1996. Mark loves playing with technology, working around the house or reading a good book. He also loves teaching, and is currently Professor and Chair of the Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering Department at UMBC.

Ron Oskam

Ron Oskam

Elder

Ron lives in Westminster with his wife Kara and their four children. He works as a corporate pilot out of Harrisburg, PA. Most of his free time is spent helping Kara manage their f...Read More

Ron Oskam

Ron Oskam

Elder

Ron lives in Westminster with his wife Kara and their four children. He works as a corporate pilot out of Harrisburg, PA. Most of his free time is spent helping Kara manage their four teenagers, but he also loves to play golf and tennis, as well as spend time reading. He’s pretty easygoing and generally only gets mad when he runs out of ice cream.

Dana Peterson

Dana Peterson

Elder

Dana lives in Eldersburg with his wife Jolita, two kids, two sheep and rambunctious goldendoodle. A pilot and audiophile, he enjoys flying whenever he can get time away from his ro...Read More

Dana Peterson

Dana Peterson

Elder

Dana lives in Eldersburg with his wife Jolita, two kids, two sheep and rambunctious goldendoodle. A pilot and audiophile, he enjoys flying whenever he can get time away from his role as a clinical psychologist with the Department of Defense.

Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

Elder

Andy and his wife Katie live in Eldersburg and have 5 children.  They have been a part of the LifePoint family since 2000.  Andy spends his limited free time golfing and mountain...Read More

Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

Elder

Andy and his wife Katie live in Eldersburg and have 5 children.  They have been a part of the LifePoint family since 2000.  Andy spends his limited free time golfing and mountain biking.  He is a dentist in Eldersburg and has been practicing for over 19 years.  Along with serving as an elder, Andy is involved in the Starting Point ministry and enjoys leading overseas medical mission trips.

Luis Villafania

Luis Villafania

Elder (on leave)

Luis is currently on leave from the elder team while he is serving on staff.

Luis and his wife, Mary Jo, live in Finksburg. They have two daughters, Eva and Marta. They have bee...Read More

Luis Villafania

Luis Villafania

Elder (on leave)

Luis is currently on leave from the elder team while he is serving on staff.

Luis and his wife, Mary Jo, live in Finksburg. They have two daughters, Eva and Marta. They have been attending LifePoint since 2012. Luis enjoys working around the house and taking care of the gardens. He loves to study and read books and is currently attending graduate school at Dallas Theological Seminary to complete his ThM. Luis loves missionary work, church planting, and teaching.

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