In 2003, after serving on pastoral staff at churches and in various capacities as a Bible teacher for over 16 years, Ben and his wife, Jill, were called to plant a new church in northern Cincinnati with the goal of creating a place where families could make lasting friends and become fully-developing followers of Jesus. Today, his passion for seeing just one more family radically impacted by the Gospel of Jesus has grown as he's witnessed the positive impact the ministry has had on families. Ben and Jill have 1 daughter and 3 sons and look for time to spend together on road trips touring the country, in the water snorkeling, or in the mountains exploring.
A summer job interning at Four Corners during high school lead Will to his calling; Worship Pastor. The opportunity to build a worship team that experiences life together, fuels Will's passion for his ministry. And, of course, being able to play "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Guns 'n Roses on a Sunday morning doesn't hurt either. Will is married to his high school sweetheart and they recently bought their first home together.
In 2003, Melissa answered the call of full time ministry on her life. She fell in love with students and God opened door after door for her join teams and eventually lead as a Student pastor. This Summer, After 13 years, she responded to a new calling as a Development Pastor at Four Corners Church.
“My goal is to see families in North Cincinnati know God personally, find freedom by being a part of a group, discover their purpose through the GROW experiences and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of others.”
She is passionate about helping families find REAL LOVE NOW through Jesus. Melissa and her husband Mark have been married for 24 years. They have raised three boys, Josh, Harrison and Thomas. Their family has attended Four Corners Church for 9 years, and she has served as Student pastor on our team for the last 5.
For more that 20 years, Sabrina has served in Children's Ministry by teaching kids about God's unconditional, eternal love for them. Planting these seeds of truth, and bringing fun, interactive programming to children, is her true passion. Sabrina, and her husband Brian, have 3 grown children (2 daughters and a son) and she often uses her experience as a parent to better support parents at Four Corners.
If he's not spending time with his wonderful wife and their pup, he's backpacking, off-roading, or playing his Xbox. His passion is to lead by serving. He loves serving alongside anyone he comes into contact with, but especially students. Since 2008, he has been driven to have a part in the next generation and building the Kingdom of God through them. Continuing his childish ways while also being able to speak spiritual wisdom into a student’s life is his favorite way to live. "I have felt a calling into student ministry from day one in the church and the calling gets louder and stronger every day."
After a 15-year career as an elementary school teacher, Brenna resigned to focus on her own growing family that includes her husband, 4 daughters, and 1 grand-daughter. Brenna's heart's desire has always been for kids and families to have a deep relationship with God so when the opportunity arose to step into the Elementary Director position she knew she was where she belonged. Brenna cherishes the time that she is given to invest in kids, families, and volunteers and is honored to be a part of the Kingdom work at Four Corners.
After falling in love with the US while visiting, Ilse and her family of 4 moved from South Africa to Cincinnati in 2004. A true financial person, Ilse loves accounting but she also has a heart for seeing people get to know Jesus. At Four Corners, she is able to live out both of these passions by providing a clear system of accountability, execution, and support so that the Four Corners team can reach every home in the north Cincinnati area with Real.Love.Now.
Chris began his career as a full-time touring and studio musician so you’ll often find him performing with the worship team on Sunday mornings. At Four Corners, Chris works to ensure that everyone, from first-time to fully-engaged attendees, in the Four Corners Community is well taken care of and connected. Chris is passionate about getting people excited about Four Corners and how their life can grow when they get engaged with the local church. In his down time, you can find Chris cheering on his 2 boys at their hockey games or his daughter in her equestrian endeavors.
If it plugs in or uses the internet, then Dave manages it. With over 17 years in the IT field and over 13 years of ministry experience, Dave uses his talents to help staff and volunteers use technology for ministry purposes. Giving people the tools they need to support what God has called them to do for His Kingdom is Dave's passion. Dave and his wife, Courtney, are excited to be working on adopting their first child.
Susan, a wife and mother of 2 daughters, has served on the Four Corners team for over 6 years. Her main focus is helping guests feel welcome at Four Corners. Susan also facilitates communication between attendees and staff via the Connect Cards and Next Bold Steps. Susan loves that, through her role, she is able to celebrate as Four Corners members progress from being seekers of truth to fully devoted followers of Jesus. Susan lives in Wyoming where she is working on restoring her home to its mid-century glory.
Sophia keeps Four Corners running smoothly by tackling everything from calendar management to event coordination. When asked, Sophia will tell you that it brings her great joy knowing that her behind-the-scenes role helps the pastoral team and their efforts to lead the people of Four Corners into a deeper relationship with Christ. Sophia, a newlywed, is currently working on her bachelors degree in Communications.
After earning a degree in Mathematics from the University of Memphis, Allison took some time off to spend with her 2 daughters and son. While raising her young children, Allison and her husband Brett volunteered as small group leaders in the 4C Student ministry. Following her calling to serve students, Allison joined the staff team to facilitate communications between 4C Student staff, volunteers, students, and parents. Allison loves being able to serve students and especially loves watching them grow in their relationship with Jesus.
As a founding member of Four Corners, Ellen has had the opportunity to witness the growth and transformation of the 4C community over the years. Now, a graduate of Miami University, Ellen is passionate about finding new and creative ways to support to the 4C Kids Ministry. A guitarist, vocalist, and worship team member, Ellen loves travel, and is always looking forward to her next adventure.