We have a fantastic team of people who's hearts are unified around our mission: To make known the living Christ and live for Him. We work and play together and are all deeply passionate for the gospel to reach everyone!

  • Eric Joppa

    Lead PASTOR

    Eric serves as lead pastor at SONrise Church. He and his wife, Kelly, came on the team at SONrise in April 2018. Along with their 2 kids, Eric & Kelly love being involved in the community and taking the message of the Gospel outside the walls of the church. 

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  • Kelly Joppa

    While Kelly doesn't have a specific staff position, she helps lead SONmoms, SONsisters, social media, does a ton and is willing to help wherever there is a need.

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    Paul is our Pastor of Youth and Worship at SONrise. He trains and develops youth leaders and helps youth know Christ and live for Him. Paul also serves on the worship team, and leads worship at our weekend services.

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  • Cristine Braddy

    Creative Director/Interim Sonkidz Director

    Along with raising 5 kids, Cristine serves as our Creative Director helping to add visual elements to our services and heads up our SONkidz Ministry. She also serves alongside Paul in leading our youth.  

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  • tom Walker

    Assoc. Pastor

    Pastor Tom trains and disciples believers to live in the freedom of Christ. Tom oversees counseling, missions and life groups as well as many other things. He's an incredible wealth of knowledge with over 40 years of ministry experience and is a huge asset to SONrise. 

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    Tom & Janet are an incredible ministry team, caring for people and counseling people together.  Janet has a passion for people and prayer.  

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  • Megan Parker

    Administrative Asst./ Sonkidz co-director

    Megan serves part-time as our Administrative Assistant and also helps lead and organize our SONkidz ministry. Without her, we would be a mess! Megan also leads one of the young mom's life groups and loves pouring into women. Megan and her husband have 2 little girls who keep them very busy!

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