Staff & Leadership

We're fortunate to have a diverse team of talented and experienced individuals who link arms to grow a community of helping 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. 

Through the PLAY curriculum, our staff discovered their Spiritual Abilities—gifts that, combined with the Spirit of God in us, make something special of God come out of us to our world. As such, all of our job titles reflect how God uses the Personality, Learnings, Abilities and Yearnings in us to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we engage with our world and make it as God intended it to be.

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.

All emails and phone calls are directed to Rita Hauser. Depending on the nature of the 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 & 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 Operations & Support 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 Strategizer
Operations & Support Strategizer
Weekend Experience Strategizer
Executive Team Organizer


Community Life, led by Fred Brooks, includes: Community Care and Group Life.



Community Life Strategizer

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
Care & Curriculum Organizer
Marriage & Counseling Pastor
Family Life Pastor & Men’s Catalyzer
Discipleship Strategizer
Connection Strategizer & Events Organizer
Prayer Ministry Strategizer

Group Life

Group Life & Relationship Recruiter
Men's Catalyzer
Women's Strategizer


Operations & Support, led by Shawn Case, includes: Building Operations, Safety, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Ministry Support, Missions and Spiritual Formation.

Operations & Support Strategizer

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.

Building Operations

Advancement Strategizer
Visual Strategizer
Campus Support Organizer
Safety Services Strategizer
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper
Campus Support Helper

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications Organizer

Finance & Ministry Support

Financial Strategizer
Financial Data Organizer
Welcome Counter Organizer
Bookstore Organizer


Advancement Strategizer
Finance & Missions Organizer
IT Strategizer & Missions Organizer

Spiritual Formation

Teaching Reformer


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


Weekend Experience Strategizer

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 Strategizer
Children's Volunteer Recruiter
Children's Programming Strategizer
Children's Curriculum Organizer
Children's Volunteer Strategizer
Children's Curriculum Strategizer
Children's Programming Recruiter

Student Ministry

Lead Student Strategizer
Student Recruiter

Worship Arts

Lead Creative Reformer
Worship Pastor
Volunteers & Projects Organizer
Visual Designer & Technical Director
Weekend Environment Helper

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.