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

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.

Lead Catalyzer

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.

Executive Pastor / Community Life
Executive Pastor / Ministry Operations & Support
Executive Pastor / Weekend Experience
Exec. Assistant to Charlie McMahan, Exec. Ministry & Leadership Teams


Community Life is led by Fred Brooks and consists of: Community Care and Group Life.



Executive Pastor / Community Life

Fred has served as 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.

Community Care

Lead Community Care Pastor
Discipleship Administrator & Curriculum Management
Marriage & Counseling Pastor
Family & Discipleship Pastor
Discipleship Pastor
Connection & Special Events Leader
Prayer Ministry Leader

Group Life

Group Life & Discipleship Pastor
SouthBrook Men Leader
SouthBrook Women Leader


Ministry Operations & Support is led by Shawn Case and consists of: Campus Care, Safety, Marketing & Communications, Ministry Support, Missions and Spiritual Formation.

Executive Pastor / Ministry Operations & Support

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

Campus Support Director
Campus Care Admin. Assistant
Safety Services Director
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant
Campus Care Assistant

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications Director

Ministry Support

Assistant Treasurer
Office Manager
Support Administrator
Welcome Counter Administrator
Bookstore Manager
Finance Director

Missions / Building Operations

Global Advancement & Site Developer
Visual Designer

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation Pastor


Weekend Experience is led by Sol Gomez and consists of: Children's Ministry, Guest Services, Student Ministry and Worship Arts.


Executive Pastor / Weekend Experience

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.

Children's Ministry

Lead Children's Ministry Pastor
Children's Volunteer Coordinator
Children's Programming Director
Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator
Children's Volunteer Director
Early Childhood Curriculum Director
Children's Programming Coordinator

Guest Services

Guest Services Director

Student Ministry

Lead Student Pastor
Student Pastor
Student Pastor

Worship Arts

Lead Creative Pastor
Worship Pastor
Projects & Volunteers Lead
Audio/Visual Director
Stage Design & Creative Production

Management Team

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.

Business 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.