Founding / Lead Pastor
Chad and Jessica started Red Tree with a meeting in their home in October 2011 with 13 people. The church launched on August 18th, 2012 and the rest is history. Chad is a gifted communicator and teacher, convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. God has given him a vision and a passion for helping people meet Jesus, and each week he shares God’s word and its practical application in our daily lives. Chad uses a very unique gifting of humor to relay the message of Jesus every weekend. Chad is married to Jessica Mathes and they have two boys, Brody and Ridge.
Jerrod has been serving at Red Tree since March 2018. He leads Red Tree in worship through song each week with a joy that is genuine and infectious. Jerrod believes that worship isn’t just something that happens in a song on Sunday, but a lifestyle to be lived throughout the week with your community. Jerrod and his wife Leah bring laughter and jokes to whatever room they enter and make efforts to make sure everyone feels welcomed and are part of the party.
Jake has been serving at Red Tree since October 2020. He leads our NextGen ministry which includes Red Tree Kids (Birth-5th grade) and Red Tree Students (6th-12th grade). Jake believes that each stage in a child’s life and development (or phase) should have a different emphasis which is the key to helping them grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. Jake enjoys bringing the party with him everywhere, no matter the crowd, or working on cars. Whichever is more convenient. Jake is married to his wife Cassie and they have three kids, Alex, Cameron & Lilly.
Administrative Assistant / Volunteer Coordinator
Terri and her husband JC first attended Red Tree Church in April of 2012. They fell in love with the vision of Red Tree Church and threw themselves into volunteering. Terri is passionate about helping others grow in their relationship with Christ and has a heart for discipleship. Terri loves working with volunteers and she desires to serve those who serve. Terri helps to organize events and assists in helping the ministry teams have what they need to reach people. Terri is married to JC and they have two sons, Corey and Gage.
Small Groups Pastor
Corey started attending Red Tree Church in March 2013 and has been on staff since August 2013, first as Student Minister and now as Small Groups Pastor. Corey believes everyone should have a community and place where they feel like they belong. Corey enjoys Cardinals baseball, spreadsheets & short walks on the beach. Long walks make him tired. Corey is married to Megan and they have three boys; Cyrus, Gideon, and August.