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Leadership & Ministry Staff 

Church Council

DaySpring is guided by a five-member Coordinating Council. Current council members are:

Church Treasurer

PASTOR

Eric has been pastor of DaySpring since 2008. He has a BS from Texas A&M in Industrial Engineering and a Master's of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. Currently, Eric is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX and has served as Adjunct Faculty at Baylor University and Truett Theological Seminary.  Eric is married to Jenny Howell. They have 3 children, ages 16, 12, and 10.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

TIFFANI HARRIS

Tiffani has been at DaySpring since 2009. She has her MDiv from Truett Seminary at Baylor University and is married to Brent Harris, who is also her best friend. She and Brent have 3 teenagers children and enjoy hiking together as a family in state and national parks and visiting famous Texas BBQ joints along the way. 

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.

INTERIM YOUTH MINISTER

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!

INTERIM YOUTH MINISTER

KINGSLEY EAST

Kingsley joined DaySpring and began volunteering 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, writing, hiking, and waterskiing. Kingsley is engaged to Nathan Gibbs, and they are set to be married at DaySpring this August. 

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.

OFFICE MANAGER

REBECCA EDWARDS

Rebecca Edwards is the proud wife of Joel (a professional artist) and the mother of three (Ella,16; Jack, 13; and Lucy, 13).  She is the office manager at DaySpring Baptist Church and and loves connecting with people 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.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE

JONATHAN PINTO

Jonathan has been a resident of Waco for twelve years and has been a member of Dayspring for year now.  Jonathan received a music degree from Baylor and works as a freelance pianist around Baylor and Midway. 

 

For the past few years, he has been completing a M/Div degree at Truett seminary and will graduate December 2020.  Jonathan's interests outside of music are movies (pretty much any genre), books (primarily fiction), and coffee.

Ministry Staff