“It is my pleasure to introduce our staff. Each is a joy to serve alongside. I am humbled by their commitment to Christ, this church & one another,” writes Aaron.
Aaron Householder, Senior Pastor
Christ follower is a defining phrase of Southview. “There are plenty of so called Christians, but the world needs committed, humble, otherish followers of Jesus,” says Aaron. He came to faith in Christ and was called to serve him in vocational ministry as a 17 year old. Thankful to walk with Jesus daily, Aaron points to his amazing wife, Melanie, and three wonderful kids as evidence of God’s grace. He has served Southview since 2005. In addition to pastoring, Aaron writes for a variety of LifeWay magazine, is pursuing a doctorate, is a runner, and a reader. He enjoys friends, food , and travel. You can share his slice of life lessons on his website.
Matthew Cantrell, Associate Pastor for Worship & Students
Southview is pleased to announce Matthew Cantrell was called by a near unaimous vote on Sunday, June 1, 2014 to be our next Associate Pastor for Worship and Students. Matthew and his wife, Kali, have two children, two year old Noah and baby Faith. They come to us from Greenville, SC where Matthew is a graduate of North Greenville University. Possessing both strong musical talent & a passion for student ministry, we are expectant of their service alongside us at Southview. Matthew’s first Sunday was June 22nd.
Mary Duncan, Office Manager
“The best part of this job is the people. They are friends and family to me,” says Mary who has served Southview since 1993. She came to faith in Christ at 12, was baptized in her twenties, and can not imagine being without Jesus through the ups and downs of life. Mary and John have been married for 40 years, raised three children and now are blessed with three grandchildren. They enjoy fishing, and, occasionally, she’ll even out-fish John.
Samantha Nelson, Administrative Assistant
Serving our church family since 2007, Sam enjoys the people and how different each day can be. She has been a Christ follower 17 years and observes that her relationship with Jesus has changed everything. “I continue to be amazed by how God works,” Sam says. She is married with three children, has her first grandchild on the way, enjoys reading and family time.
Dawn Witt, Financial Secretary
Dawn has served as our Treasurer since 2001 and Financial Secretary since 2007. She trusted Jesus as her Savior as a seven year old and is grateful for his love and it’s evidences in her life every day, especially through God’s Living Word. She is wife to Brian, busy mom to Gracie, Christian, Matthew, and Faith. Dawn enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and family.
Michael Allen, Custodian
Michael Allen has served as our Custodian since 1999. Since coming to faith in Christ in 1995 he says Jesus, “has changed everything in my life from outlook, to being with people, to finances. Everything.” Outside of work, Michael enjoys sharing the Good News of Jesus, his wife, JoAnn, their dogs, Barney and Chuck, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.