Staff & Leadership
SouthBrook is fortunate to have a diverse team of talented and experienced individuals who have linked arms to grow a fellowship that helps de-churched skeptics live like Jesus forever. From the stage to the parking lot, our team brings their gifts and passions to every aspect of what makes SouthBrook what it is.
The following list will assist with putting faces to names as well as provide email links to make contact with those on our team. Drop a line, email a question, or just send a note of encouragement.
- Leadership Team
- Executive Ministry Team
- COMMUNITY LIFE
- Community Care
- Group Life
- MINISTRY OPERATIONS & SUPPORT
- Campus Care & Safety
- Marketing & Communications
- Ministry Support
- Missions / Building Operations
- Spiritual Formation
- WEEKEND EXPERIENCE
- Children's Ministry
- Guest Services
- Student Ministry
- Worship Arts
- Management Team
- Business Team
The Leadership Team, led by Charlie McMahan, is comprised of our Lead Catalyzer and volunteer leaders who are committed to guiding SouthBrook in fulfilling its mission. The team cares for the overall spiritual health of those inside the church, and provides future direction and oversight as we seek to reach those outside the church.
Charlie has been the Lead Catalyzer of SouthBrook since 1992. He is driven by a deep concern for those who may feel like they don’t belong in a church and a sincere hope that anyone who struggles with faith can end up with a life that looks like the life of Jesus. Charlie loves his wife Sherry and his kids, Jordan and Austin. He also really likes sharks, sports, and reading about sharks and sports.
The Lead Catalyzer title reflects Charlie's Spiritual Abilities—gifts that, combined with the Spirit of God in us, make something special of God come out of us to our world. The Catalyzer likes to be the hands and feet of Jesus by catalyzing and launching new ventures that broaden Christ's work, presence, and Kingdom in our world.
All emails and phone calls are directed to Rita Hauser. Depending on the nature of your inquiry, you may be directed to another staff member who is better able to assist.
Executive Ministry Team
The Executive Ministry Team consists of Community Life, Ministry Operations and Support, and Weekend Experience led by Fred Brooks, Shawn Case and Sol Gomez.
Fred leads our team of Community Life pastors and volunteers as we try to follow Jesus together. Whether it's through group life, mentoring, or through the significant events of our lives, we want to be a church where people are cared for and led closer to Christ.
Shawn leads Ministry Operations to cover everything from money to space to words in supporting and resourcing the mission of the church in Dayton and beyond. We hope to be excellent at operating as the body of Christ and making Him known all over the place.
Sol oversees the Weekend Experience for our children, students and adults. Our hope is that from the nursery to the main theater, people experience the presence of God through each other, the arts, and the word of God.
Community Life is led by Fred Brooks and consists of: Community Care and Group Life.
Fred has served as Lead Executive Pastor at SouthBrook since 1999. Fred has over 25 years of corporate experience and a heart for seeing the church reach potential in serving the community. Fred loves time with his wife Sharyn, his three daughters, and six grandchildren. He is also an expert in donuts and believes no meeting is complete without them.
MINISTRY OPERATIONS & SUPPORT
Ministry Operations & Support is led by Shawn Case and consists of: Campus Care, Safety, Marketing & Communications, Ministry Support, Missions and Spiritual Formation.
Shawn came to SouthBrook in 2005 with experience in graphic design, missions, and children's ministry. During his time here, he's helped with all kinds of things from the worship experience to the color of the walls. Shawn and his wife, Amy, love watching their four kids grow (and play a lot of sports). He also has a deep affinity for Meat Loaf (the musician) and honestly, any music from the 90s.
Campus Care & Safety
Marketing & Communications
Missions / Building Operations
Weekend Experience is led by Sol Gomez and consists of: Children's Ministry, Guest Services, Student Ministry and Worship Arts.
Sol has been a part of SouthBrook since 1995, joining the staff officially in 2008. Sol loves God and people, and tries to bring life and joy to whatever room he's in. Sol and his wife, Angi, have three kids and also recently joined the ranks of grandparents. Sol also likes to play some music on the side and has been plotting for years for SouthBrook to go a little more country.
The Management Team is responsible for providing daily leadership of SouthBrook’s ministries and giving direction for execution of SouthBrook’s strategy to the staff and the church. The Team is held accountable by the Leadership Team.
SouthBrook's Business Team carefully handles the financial and legal affairs of the church. The team ensures that we are honoring God through our use of resources and through our standing in the community.