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.
Trevor is a big man, with a big beard and a big heart for serving students. He and his wife Sarah have been serving at Red Tree since June 2017. He has a passion and a gift for teaching through public speaking and works hard to help students live out their faith in the here and now instead of somewhere down the road. Our student ministry tries to connect students with adult volunteers and meet weekly for small group because we believe students are part of the church, not just its future.
Children’s Ministry Director
Mrs. Lori has been leading the children’s area at Red Tree since March 2016 and it has done nothing but grow since. Lori creates an environment each Sunday that leaves kids begging to come back next weekend. She believes that worshiping God and learning about Jesus isn’t just for “the big people” and makes sure that children, 0-5th grade, get the experience they deserve as they grow closer to Christ. Mrs. Lori is married to Bryan and they have a daughter named Ashley who also serves in children’s ministry.
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.
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.
Director of Operations
Corey started attending Red Tree Church in March 2013 and has been on staff since August 2013, first as Student Minister and now as Director of Operations. Corey makes sure things run smoothly behind the scenes He enjoys Cardinals baseball, spreadsheets & short walks on the beach. Long walks make him tired. Corey is married to Megan and they have two boys, Cyrus & Gideon.