Meet the Jarrell Campus Ministry & Connect Group Coordinators

You can join any ministry or group by noting on a Connection Card, or via the Church Center App, or click on a photo to email the coordinator.

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  • tristan ehrhardt

    cafe ministry


    CLEANING & letter writing Ministries

  • mark garcia

    connection center & GREETING ministries

    My wife Bea and I found Upwards Jarrell in 2021. We love the family atmosphere and are grateful for the opportunity to serve. I worked in the Healthcare field in various roles for 19 years (most recently as a Physical Therapist Assistant), before venturing out to serve my community as a fitness coach. We have 4 dogs now, and hope to have as many as 5 kids, God willing! I serve as the Connection Center Ministry Leader & Couples Connect Group Leader. Please let me know if you'd like to greet or assist our guests at the Jarrell Campus!

  • Lacy alexander

    crisis care ministry

  • dane & tamara basham

    facilities & Landscaping ministries

    My husband and I began repairing and maintaining our church building to serve God with the gifts He gave us. We have three children and enjoy helping with the Children’s & Cleaning Ministry also. If you’re a handy person and would like to help keep our facility cleaned and/or maintained, please contact us.

  • Caitlin Hamaker

    Kids Ministry

    I started attending Upwards Church in 2018. My husband, Jordan and I have 2 boys and wanted to raise them in a church that loves God and loves people, and Upwards Church is just that!

    Co-Directing Kid’s Ministry with Cheryl Raeke has been a huge blessing and so much fun. I love to see the kids of our community being so excited to come to church and to learn about how amazing Jesus is. I look forward to seeing you and your kids Sunday morning!  

    "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

    Proverbs 22:6

  • cheryl raeke

    kids ministRY

    I am very blessed to serve alongside Caitlin Hamaker as Co-Director of Upwards Kid Ministry. I have served in the Children's Ministry since our daughters were very young. My passion is helping children become excited and grow in their faith journey! I consider it an honor, privilege, and joy sharing the love of Jesus and God’s Word with our children each week. 

    I am married to my best friend Charlie. We love spending time with family & supporting our four grandsons in their school and extracurricular activities.   

    I can’t wait for you and your family to join us this Sunday for Worship and Kid Min! Please contact me if you have questions about Upwards Kid Ministry or would like to serve and become part of our team. 



    We'd love to have you join us on the  outreach team to reach our community!

  • karen chandler

    prayer ministry

  • phil sybert

    sECURITY ministry

    It is important to me to keep our church family safe while we are serving others and worshipping God! If you are interested in joining our Safety Team, please contact me.

  • paula neal

    worship & tech ministries

    I love serving with our worship team and leading others to worship. If you have a musical, vocal or technical talent, please contact me to join our Worship or Tech Team! 

  • dani sybert

    youth Ministry & PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

    I attended Anderson University to study Christian Ministries in 2006. Since then, I have been involved with youth in one way or another, both as a minister, with young life and even coaching sports teams. As a wife and mother of three, I feel so strongly that God has called me to this particular area to lead a preschool ministry as well as a youth group to minister our children in knowing Christ. Please contact me for more information on our Jarrell Campus preschool or youth group!