The "Cadre" Leadership Family


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The "Cadre" Leadership Family


A cadre is a group of trained or qualified personnel capable of forming, training, or leading an expanded organization, as a religious or political faction, or a skilled work force. 

Using that same logic, LifeStone Cadre was created. LSC Cadre is a nucleous of pastors, directors and team leaders called to equip others to fulfill God's dream at LifeStone Church. They are a group of leaders who are unified through relationship, vision and the Spirit of God.

Lead Team


Lead Team


  Lead Pastors, Jack and Jamie Thomas   Pastor Jack is originally from Springfield, Missouri and his wife, Jamie, is from New Castle, Pennsylvania. In 2008, while serving on a team that would plant a church in Alexandria, Virginia, God began to move on their hearts to start a life-giving church in Pittsburgh. In 2010, after years of prayer and planning, LifeStone Church was started in the heart of South Side

Lead Pastors, Jack and Jamie Thomas

Pastor Jack is originally from Springfield, Missouri and his wife, Jamie, is from New Castle, Pennsylvania. In 2008, while serving on a team that would plant a church in Alexandria, Virginia, God began to move on their hearts to start a life-giving church in Pittsburgh. In 2010, after years of prayer and planning, LifeStone Church was started in the heart of South Side

  Worship Pastor, Josiah Schweinberg   Josiah was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He married his high school girlfriend, Heather and they have 4 boys. The presence of God brought him to LifeStone. It is a presence that he feels every time he worships with the LifeStone family. He loves writing music and playing guitar, but he also enjoys photography and video editing. He tries to make the way he worships a part of everything that he does, which is a big motivation for the creation of #ijustwanttoworship. He encourages every believer to seek after God in everything they do and do missions if they get the chance.

Worship Pastor, Josiah Schweinberg

Josiah was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He married his high school girlfriend, Heather and they have 4 boys. The presence of God brought him to LifeStone. It is a presence that he feels every time he worships with the LifeStone family. He loves writing music and playing guitar, but he also enjoys photography and video editing. He tries to make the way he worships a part of everything that he does, which is a big motivation for the creation of #ijustwanttoworship. He encourages every believer to seek after God in everything they do and do missions if they get the chance.

  Generations Pastor, Ryan Spurlock   Ryan was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He attended Central Bible College where he met his wife, Brianne. They pastored together in Washington and Montana before returning to Pittsburgh. Together they have three children, and are blessed to also foster a 1-year old as well. Ryan says that whole fostering process has really wrecked his heart for the innocent while teaching him not to be prejudice against those who sin. Outside of Lifestone, Ryan loves all things DIY along with road trips, vacations and cheese. For any new believer, Ryan says to fall in love with God’s word, “it is the bread to your soul and the light to guide you.”

Generations Pastor, Ryan Spurlock

Ryan was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He attended Central Bible College where he met his wife, Brianne. They pastored together in Washington and Montana before returning to Pittsburgh. Together they have three children, and are blessed to also foster a 1-year old as well. Ryan says that whole fostering process has really wrecked his heart for the innocent while teaching him not to be prejudice against those who sin. Outside of Lifestone, Ryan loves all things DIY along with road trips, vacations and cheese. For any new believer, Ryan says to fall in love with God’s word, “it is the bread to your soul and the light to guide you.”

  Spiritual Formations Pastor, Jeff Gala   Jeff is a Pittsburgh native, who brought a little southern draw to the north when he married his Texan sweetheart Keriann. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors in Religion and Biblical Studies. By day he is a Corporate American and by night he's the caped crusader! JK. He loves front porch sitting, reading, thinking, talking, and eating. Jeff and Keriann have a heart for community and for seeing others learn what it means to be the church and be God's agents of recreation and redemption in the world!  .

Spiritual Formations Pastor, Jeff Gala

Jeff is a Pittsburgh native, who brought a little southern draw to the north when he married his Texan sweetheart Keriann. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors in Religion and Biblical Studies. By day he is a Corporate American and by night he's the caped crusader! JK. He loves front porch sitting, reading, thinking, talking, and eating. Jeff and Keriann have a heart for community and for seeing others learn what it means to be the church and be God's agents of recreation and redemption in the world!

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  South Side Campus Pastors, David & Natalie Schollaert   David and Natalie have been living in the Pittsburgh area for nearly ten years since relocating from Baltimore, MD. David was raised on the mission field in Belo Horizonte, Brazil while Natalie grew up in Bel Air, MD. They have served for multiple years and in various capacities within the local church, and have a passion to see lives transformed as they encounter the love of Jesus. They love good food, a great cup of espresso, and time well spent with good company. FUN fact - Both David and Natalie were born in the same hospital in Springfield, MA and delivered by the same doctor but never met until David spotted his bride-to-be while attending college in Baltimore, MD.

South Side Campus Pastors, David & Natalie Schollaert

David and Natalie have been living in the Pittsburgh area for nearly ten years since relocating from Baltimore, MD. David was raised on the mission field in Belo Horizonte, Brazil while Natalie grew up in Bel Air, MD. They have served for multiple years and in various capacities within the local church, and have a passion to see lives transformed as they encounter the love of Jesus. They love good food, a great cup of espresso, and time well spent with good company. FUN fact - Both David and Natalie were born in the same hospital in Springfield, MA and delivered by the same doctor but never met until David spotted his bride-to-be while attending college in Baltimore, MD.

  Homestead Campus Pastor - Max Schoedel   Max and his wife Renee are both from Pittsburgh and have 3 children. They have been a part of 3 church plants prior to joining LifeStone. Max has served as a youth pastor, creative pastor & executive pastor during his ministry. Max is excited and thankful to be the Homestead campus pastor and is apologetically driven to reach souls. "We're not planting a church," he says. "We're planting a movement."

Homestead Campus Pastor - Max Schoedel

Max and his wife Renee are both from Pittsburgh and have 3 children. They have been a part of 3 church plants prior to joining LifeStone. Max has served as a youth pastor, creative pastor & executive pastor during his ministry. Max is excited and thankful to be the Homestead campus pastor and is apologetically driven to reach souls. "We're not planting a church," he says. "We're planting a movement."

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Next Level Team


Next Level Team


  Young Adults Pastor, Max Keisler   Max lived outside of Pittsburgh his entire life until attending Duquesne University, then he eventually moved to the heart of the city. He was invited by a friend to LifeStone when they were still meeting in the Serbian Club. He loved the worship and could really see the heart with which people were serving; he knew he was right where God wanted him to be. His passions are seeing young adults get to know God and grow through that potential. He thinks it’s important that every believer remembers that no Christian is perfect, we all need God. So, dive into the word and learn about who God is and the plans he has for you.

Young Adults Pastor, Max Keisler

Max lived outside of Pittsburgh his entire life until attending Duquesne University, then he eventually moved to the heart of the city. He was invited by a friend to LifeStone when they were still meeting in the Serbian Club. He loved the worship and could really see the heart with which people were serving; he knew he was right where God wanted him to be. His passions are seeing young adults get to know God and grow through that potential. He thinks it’s important that every believer remembers that no Christian is perfect, we all need God. So, dive into the word and learn about who God is and the plans he has for you.

  South Side Connections Director, Stephanie DeWard   Stephanie is originally from Michigan and moved to Pittsburgh in early 2010 for her husband’s job, they have two sons together. She says that they looked for months and months for a church home, but nothing fit. They know now it’s because Lifestone didn’t begin until June of that year. They attended LSC first service ever and have been hooked since! She loves playing such a big role on the connections team because whether it is your first time at Lifestone or you’ve been coming for years, her team can help you get further engaged with LSC’s mission and vision.   Stephanie’s Favorite Verse:  Romans 8:38-39

South Side Connections Director, Stephanie DeWard

Stephanie is originally from Michigan and moved to Pittsburgh in early 2010 for her husband’s job, they have two sons together. She says that they looked for months and months for a church home, but nothing fit. They know now it’s because Lifestone didn’t begin until June of that year. They attended LSC first service ever and have been hooked since! She loves playing such a big role on the connections team because whether it is your first time at Lifestone or you’ve been coming for years, her team can help you get further engaged with LSC’s mission and vision.

Stephanie’s Favorite Verse: Romans 8:38-39

  Prayer Pastor, Jim Wilson   Jim leads our prayer ministry on Sunday mornings and every Thursday evening at the South Side campus. He is an evangelist, ready to share the Gospel with anyone he encounters and has so many testimonies to share!

Prayer Pastor, Jim Wilson

Jim leads our prayer ministry on Sunday mornings and every Thursday evening at the South Side campus. He is an evangelist, ready to share the Gospel with anyone he encounters and has so many testimonies to share!

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Frontline Team


Frontline Team


Media Director - Diego Colmenares

Marketing Director - Becky Mack

Discipleship Director - Erin Shields

LSCU (LifeStone Church University) Director - Sarah Betzig

Aflame Director - Emmy Wingard

Awareness Director - Kevin Kenney

 

South Side Campus

Missions Director - Emmy Wingard

Service Host Team Leader - Aaron DeWard

Cafe Team Leader - Armando & Betsa Ocando

Parking Team Leader - Jason Bennett

First Impressions Director - Cara Williams

Facilities Director - Tim Bosse

 

Homestead Campus

Guest Services Director - Steve Bland

Kidzburgh Director - Renee Schoedel

Missions Director - Amy Montgomery

Connections Director - Valerie Donnelly

Prayer Director - Shon Mellix

Cafe Team Leader - Sarah Tilburt

Awareness Team Leader - Cody Donnelly

Service Host Team Leader - Twanda Johnson

Thrive Team Leader - Justin Beninati