Our pastors lead Metro Life Church through working together as a team to provide spiritual leadership for the church and the preaching of the Word of God. They also work to set the vision for the congregation towards loving God, growing together and sharing Jesus Christ with others.



Chris Jessee (pictured with his wife Stephanie) Serves as Lead Pastor of Metro Life Church. His responsibilities include providing vision and direction for the church through preaching God’s Word along with leadership, development of, and care for the pastoral team. 



Danny Jones (pictured with his wife Melodye) is an Elder Emeritus at Metro Life Church. After 26 years as the Senior Pastor of Metro Life Church Danny Retired but continues to serve as an Elder and in an advisory role to Leadership throughout the church. Danny also serves Grace Partnership.



Mike Nash (pictured with his wife LeAnn) serves as a bi-vocational Elder providing  pastoral care and counsel throughout the church.



Shane Kohout (pictured with his wife Arden) is an Associate Pastor. In addition to preaching on a regular basis, his responsibilities include Metro Young Adults, and giving oversight to Alive Student Ministries along with the Local Mission of Metro Life Church.



Mike Gilland (pictured with his wife Cindy) serves as a bi-vocational Elder providing pastoral care and counsel throughout the church.



Lewis Seifert (pictured with his wife Susan) serves as a bi-vocational Elder providing pastoral care and counsel throughout the church.



Deacons serve Metro Life Church as difference makers in our congregation and community. They are model servants. Excelling in being attentive and responsive to tangible needs in the life of the church.



Our church administrator, Chip Chew (pictured with his wife Holly), serves as a vocational deacon seeing to the areas of the church's finances, calendar, office, and our facility.



Eric Chin (pictured with his wife Kylene) gives direction and oversight to our Community Groups as well as serving those leaders in continued training and leadership development.



Jeremy Price (pictured with his wife Rachel) gives direction to the service of the vulnerable and families in need



Jason Myers (pictured with his wife Allison) gives direction to our serving teams providing support and resources for their leaders.




What a gift it is to have a diversity of ways that people can serve within the local church: elders, deacons, apostolic or prophetic ministry, pastors, teachers, evangelists, community group leaders, ministry team leaders, serving team leaders, directors, etc. All of these are critical to the spiritual health and experience of care that our community is designed by God to provide.

All of these are subject to prayer and God’s Word, using both the fruit and gifts that the Spirit of God so generously provides for His church.

These staffed directors give specific oversight to some key areas of ministry and serving teams in the church.


Allison Myers
Worship Director




Claire Henderson
Student Ministry Director


Heather Mellichamp
Children's Ministry Director




Matt Frank
Student Ministry Director