THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Jared is in charge of overall direction of the church, raising up leaders, and is the primary communicator on Sundays.
After pastoring in Central Illinois for four years, Jared and Leah Gregory moved back to Northern Indiana because they felt a strong desire to give Elkhart a fresh encounter with God and his people by creating communities that were life giving. Jared and Leah were married in 2012 and in 2016 had their first child, Gabriel. Addilyn came in early 2018. The Gregory's live in the Riverview Park area of Elkhart.
Dave oversees all of our volunteers, community groups, and helps guests get connected. He's the guy to see if you have questions about finding your place at Encounter.
Dave and Candi have been married for 20+ years. They have two children, Hannah and Taylor. The entire Cussen clan has a huge heart for helping families connect with one another and Christ more fully. In their spare time they love to read great books and laugh together.