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schellinSteve Schellin
Senior Pastor
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Pastor Steve is the type of guy who sees you as a friend the minute he meets you. When he and his wife, Stephanie joined 9 other couples in prayer about starting Southland, his first desire was to see a church where people of every age and background felt welcomed and passionate about knowing God. When asked what drives him, Steve says, "I pray daily that my life will somehow encourage and benefit someone else. Most of all, I want everything I do to point people to an amazing relationship with Jesus."

Steve and Stephanie are both graduates of Ohio Christian University and married in 1985. After college, Steve also studied at Ohio University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Steve has done a lot of things that now inform his role as pastor.

He owned his own business franchise (a newspaper route when he was 13), he worked in retail sales (well, he actually bagged groceries in high school), he was a professional actor (ok…in one play he got $100 to get dragged across a stage and had no lines), he worked for a Congressman (actually, that one is legit), he was Executive Director of an international Christian organization and the editor of its magazine and was an assistant pastor (children, youth, young adults and missions) for 20 years before he became a senior pastor. Southland needs a leader who understands the real issues that impact our society. Pastor Steve says, "I believe the Bible is very relevant to our lives today and provides tremendous help and guidance to navigate our journey. I'm deeply committed to bringing its message of hope and courage to everyone in our community."

Steve and Stephanie have two children. Their daughter, Meredith works in Washington, DC for the International Justice Mission in the Communications and Government Relationship Department. Their son, Landon attends Ohio Christian University, majoring in Christian counseling. Stephanie also serves as Principal of the Greenwood Christian Academy Elementary School.

schellinKerry Huffman
Administrative Pastor
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Kerry Huffman has been at Southland since January of 2011.  Prior to coming to Southland he ministered at churches in Fort Wayne, IN, Greenwood, IN, and Lancaster, OH.  

Kerry is a graduate of Ohio Christian University and Northwest Nazarene University.  He serves as an Associate Trainer for Equip, an organization which helps develop leaders globally.  In his spare time Kerry likes to run and read.

bengtsonPaul Bengtson
Worship Pastor
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Paul is the newest member of our Southland staff. Joining us in May of 2016.

Paul's passion for Worship and the Arts is evident when you meet him, however, his desire would be that you see that passion go beyond Sunday morning worship. He is a Pastor first. Leading with a commitment to love each other, to continually equip others to serve with a heart of generosity, and to honor God in every area of their journey with Christ. All the while, having a ton of joy and laughter along the way!

Paul is a graduate of the University of Northwestern, St Paul, MN with a double major in Vocal Performance/Music and Bible.

Paul and Lanae will be celebrating 25 years of marriage this coming November and have 3 sons. Their oldest, Walker, is a Worship Resident at 12Stone Church, in Atlanta, GA. Their middle son, Sawyer, is on staff as an associate video producer at Park Community Church in Chicago, IL. Parker, their youngest, is an 8th grader. Lanae over the years, has been instrumental in developing community within the worship ministry as well as connecting people in serving areas within the church.

Paul is a lover of travel, all the adventures of the outdoors, and learns how to fix just about anything surfing YouTube.

 

 

 

 

schellinGreg Jones
Pastor of Student Ministries
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Greg's priorities in life: Faith in Jesus Christ, husband, father, student pastor and Cubs fan. He loves empowering the next generation to "Pursue, be and spread the Light of Jesus Christ!" The best part about Greg is his better half, Erin. Let's just say he "outkicked his coverage." Greg has been on staff since June of 2009. Prior to Southland, he was a student pastor at another church, worked for Dick's Sporting Goods and spent four summers at a Christian sports camp. He is the proud graduate of the one and only Indiana Wesleyan University and completed his masters in 2007 from John Brown University.

When he's not empowering the next generation, you can find Greg dating his wife Erin, coaching baseball and watching the Cubs with his son Nolan, or training his two daughters (Macy and Claire) that "daddy is the only man they will ever need."

In the fall of 2016, he watched a lifelong dream become reality when the Cubs won the World Series!

 

 

 

 

schellinStephanie Schellin
Children's Director
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Stephanie Schellin has been teaching children for over 30 years. She has a Masters Degree in Christian Education. More important, she just loves sharing Jesus' love with the youngest ones of Southland. Stephanie has been a college professor, an elementary school Principal, a Children's Camp Director and a Church Children's Ministry Administrator. She makes learning the Bible fun while at the same time helping kids worship Jesus with all their hearts. When Stephanie isn't pouring herself into our kids, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

schellinStephanie Schellin
Children's Director
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Stephanie Schellin has been teaching children for over 30 years. She has a Masters Degree in Christian Education. More important, she just loves sharing Jesus' love with the youngest ones of Southland. Stephanie has been a college professor, an elementary school Principal, a Children's Camp Director and a Church Children's Ministry Administrator. She makes learning the Bible fun while at the same time helping kids worship Jesus with all their hearts. When Stephanie isn't pouring herself into our kids, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Services:

Sundays
Sunday Service 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Kids Zone 9:00 and 11:00 am
MSXP (Middle School) 11:00 am
Special Needs Class 9:00 am
AXIS LIVE! 5:30 pm (Youth)
Adult Classes 6:00 pm

Wednesdays
Young Adults
Journey 6:00 pm

Meet at Pastor Kerry's House

AXIS
Cell Groups 7:00 pm
(During School Year)
Epic Wednesdays 7:00 pm
(During Summer)


 

 

       
         
 

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