our elders

The leadership of Sycamore Creek Church consists of our Staff and Elders. The Staff oversee the day-to-day operations of the church.  The Elders help provide spiritual guidance and oversight for the church. To contact our Elder Team, click here

  • Steve Markle // lead pastor & ELDER

    Steve has been the Lead Pastor at Sycamore Creek Church since August 2011. Steve has been in full-time pastoral ministry for over 22 years. He moved from northern Virginia to be a part of SCC. Steve and his high school sweetheart, Sherri, were married in 1990 and have been blessed with 4 children: Zac, Tori, Lexi and Nic. Steve enjoys sports in all aspects- watching, playing and coaching. His favorite teams are the Baltimore Orioles & Washington Redskins. He also enjoys a good cup of coffee and spending time with his family.


    Greg and his family began attending Sycamore Creek Church in 1996. In 1997, Greg gave his life to Christ and has served faithfully in many ways over the years. Greg married his wife, Pam, in 1982 and they have 6 children: Alexis, Tommy, Eric, Rex, Mitch and Layne. In his spare time, Greg enjoys playing cards with friends, watching the Reds and Buckeyes, and playing any sport he can.

  • Mike Lee // Elder

    Mike gave his life to Christ in 2001. In 2007, Mike and his wife Vicki joined Sycamore Creek Church with their two sons, Michael and Alex. Mike has served in various ministries over the years at Sycamore Creek Church. He has also been involved with Kairos Prison Ministry since 2002. In his spare time, Mike enjoys a good round of golf, jogging and taking long bike rides with Vicki.

  • Ron Marshall // ELDER

    Ron gave his life to Christ in 1971 and started attending Sycamore Creek Church near the very beginning in 1995. Ron and his wife, Barbara, have been married since 1972 and have 4 children: Sarah, Emily, Andy and an adopted son Don. In his free time, Ron enjoys a good hike, gardening, reading a good book and all family activities.

  • Mark Phillips // Elder

    Mark has been serving at Sycamore Creek Church since 1996. In that time, he has had many ministry titles. Mark married his wife, Jan, in 1984 and they have 2 children: AJ and Jennie. In his free time, Mark enjoys reading a good book, catching a western, war or action movie, swinging a golf club and just spending time with his family.

  • Dirk Winkler // Elder

    Dirk accepted Christ as his Savior when he was 14 and has been attending Sycamore Creek Church since 2008. Dirk has served in a variety of ministries at Sycamore Creek and is currently leading a small group with his wife Lora. Dirk and Lora married in 2010 and are raising three children, Madysen, Ryan and Ava. In his spare time Dirk enjoys the outdoors, Buckeye football, reading and spending time with family.

  • Criag Lescalleet // Elder

    Craig accepted Christ in 1981 and has been attending SCC with his family since 2007.  Craig is a 6-year veteran of the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Craig married his wife Genevieve in 1998 and they have 2 children: Zach and Abby. Craig serves on the Security Team along with the Building and Grounds ministries and is currently hosting a small group with his wife Genevieve. In his free time Craig enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, a round of golf with friends and family, watching the Buckeyes, Bengals, and Reds.

  • Tommy heater // ELDER

    Tommy started attending Sycamore Creek Church in 2012 and gave his life to Christ on Easter of that year. Shortly after he joined the Worship Team and is well known for his “avocado guitar” and energizing worship. He currently leads and hosts a small group. Tommy has been blessed with his amazing wife Mindy and two wonderful children, Lexie and Levi. He enjoys laughing with friends and family, sitting by a fireplace, relaxing in nature, and playing golf.