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Leadership & Ministry Staff 

Church Council

DaySpring is guided by a five-member Coordinating Council.

Current council members are:

Church Treasurer

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PASTOR

Eric has served as pastor of DaySpring since 2008. He has a BS from Texas A&M in Industrial Engineering, Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School,

and Doctor of Ministry from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio.

Eric has served as an Adjunct Professor at Baylor University and Truett Theological Seminary where he teaches Creation Care as Spiritual Practice.  He is married to Jenny Howell, and they have 3 children.

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DIRECTOR OF ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION

BRETT GIBSON

Rev. Brett Gibson has 15 years of church ministry and chaplaincy experience, serving communities in Texas and Colorado. He and his wife Christina have three children: Ellia, Olive, and Owen.

An Enneagram Nine, his interests include reading, public radio, musical theater, and all things DaySpring.

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MINISTER TO YOUTH

KINGSLEY GIBBS

Kingsley joined DaySpring and began working with the youth group in 2019. She has a BA in Writing and Rhetoric from Baylor University and a MDiv from Truett Theological Seminary. Kingsley has worked in the nonprofit sector of migration, academic book publishing, and creative writing. She enjoys reading, hiking, and water-skiing. Kingsley is married Nathan Gibbs, and they have two pets- Remi and Oliver.

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Director of Preschool Ministries

Ashleigh Kelley

Ashleigh and her family have been members of Dayspring since 2022.  She and her husband Lance have four children (Caedmon, Lincoln, Laurel, and Dorisanne). You may recognize her from worship last Sunday. Ashleigh, Lance, and Laurel offered a beautiful witness of faith. Second to mothering, she enjoys gardening, running, camping, drinking coffee, and meeting people in all walks of life. She looks forward to teaching Godly Play with the young children, learning alongside them, and supporting worship care and our preschool ministries.

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ASSOCIATE PASTOR of COMMUNITY LIFE

TIFFANI HARRIS

Tiffani has been at DaySpring, since 2009, where she is the Associate Pastor for Community Life. She has her MDiv from Truett Seminary at Baylor University and is currently finishing her DMin from Duke Divinity School.

She is married to Brent Harris, and they have three young-adult children. They enjoy skiing, hiking together in state and national parks, and visiting famous Texas BBQ joints along the way. 

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MINISTER OF MUSIC

SUSAN THRIFT

A native of Waco, Susan is a retired high school choir director who has been in the music ministry for over 30 years.  When not making music (singing, directing and composing) she loves to read, work in the yard and spend time with her three amazing grandchildren!

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MINISTER TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

AMY EVERETT

Amy has her MDiv from Truett Seminary and MSW from Baylor's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.  Amy is married to Jeremy Everett and they have 3 sons, Lucas, Sam, and Wyatt...and a dog named Jake. Together they enjoy trips to Colorado and playing Dominoes.

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OFFICE MANAGER

REBECCA EDWARDS

Rebecca Edwards is the proud wife of Joel (a professional artist) and the mother of three (Ella, 17; Jack, 15; and Lucy, 15).  In her role as office manager, she loves connecting with people and tending to details of the church. She also enjoys teaching art through various volunteer capacities. She finds joy in travel or on some adventure with the family. Her other passions include photography, crafting, and learning new things.

Ministry Staff

Ministry Staff

Pastoral Associates

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Elizabeth Brown

Pastoral Associate

Elizabeth and her family have been members of DaySpring since 2016. She holds a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and MDiv Equivalency from Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology and is currently working toward a Doctor of Ministry at ACU. She is an adjunct professor for ACU college of biblical studies and online family studies programs. 

 

Elizabeth enjoys traveling and family camping trips with her husband Austin and three kids (10, 6 and 4). She loves reading, and exploring new ideas, places and friendships. 

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Cori Hunt

Pastoral Associate

Cori has been at DaySpring since 2022, and is in the M.A. in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice program at Truett Seminary at Baylor University.

She has a B.A. in English from John Brown University, and an MTh from Queen’s University Belfast. Cori grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and lives with her youngest brother and two cats.

She loves anything outdoors, cooking, yoga, and reading.

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Pastoral Associate

Abby Villagrana

Abby is in her last year of completing her MDiv at Truett Seminary. She has a BA in History from Dallas Baptist University and has worked most of her career within different school environments. She first heard of DaySpring when the Naomi House opened and has since been involved as a volunteer chaplain.

 

In her free time, Abby enjoys long walks or going to the dog park with her black lab and listening to a good podcast series.

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