Our Team


Steve Markle

Lead Pastor
Steve has been the Lead Pastor at Sycamore Creek Church since August 2011. Steve has been in full-time pastoral ministry for over 30 years. Steve and his high school sweetheart, Sherri, were married in 1990 and have been blessed with 4 children: Zac (and wife Emily), Tori (and husband Rex), Lexi (and husband Mitch), and Nic. They are now also enjoying life with 4 grandchildren! Steve enjoys sports in all aspects- watching, playing and coaching. His favorite teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Baltimore Orioles. He also enjoys a good cup of coffee and spending time with family.  

Email: smarkle@sycamorecreek.org

Jared Hudson

Associate Pastor
Jared joined the staff  in July of 2012 . Jared and his wife Lisa Kay have three daughters, Audrey, Elsie, and Annie. The Hudson family also has a very large black lab named Turner.  He holds a B.S. in Worship Studies, and a M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University.  In his free time, Jared enjoys working on projects, learning new things, and watching sports. He pulls for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Liberty Flames, and South Carolina Gamecocks.

Email: jhudson@sycamorecreek.org

Kristi Johnson

Director of Operations
Kristi joined the staff of Sycamore Creek Church in 1999. Her job is to help get people connected to ministry and others as well as keep the office running like clockwork. Kristi and her high school sweetheart, Terry, married in 1993 and they have 2 sons: Tucker (married to Anna) and Brock. Brock battled an unknown auto-immune disease since he was 5 days old and passed away on May 20, 2015. To continue the legacy of Brock through supporting the things he loved, they have established Brock Strong Foundation.  

Email: kjohnson@sycamorecreek.org

Mitch Frost

Student Pastor
Mitch joined our team in February of 2020 as the student ministry intern and became the Student Pastor in August of that same year. With a degree from Ohio Christian University in Student Ministry, his ultimate goal is to see this generation meet Jesus where they are. He has grown up at Sycamore Creek and the Pickerington community which allows him to have his finger right on the pulse of the students. Mitch and his wife Lexi were married in December of 2020 and welcomed their first kid, Charlotte Jo, into the world in February of 2023.

If you have any questions, or want to play him in a game of pickleball, don't hesitate to contact him! 

Email: mfrost@sycamorecreek.org

Josiah Webster

Worship Pastor
Josiah will be joining the staff of Sycamore Creek in July 2023. He and his wife, Mallory, have been married for 5 years and have 1 child; Luna. Josiah has a deep passion for connecting people's hearts to God through worship and has been in vocational ministry for 8 years in the worship field. He grew up in Western Europe as a missionary kid (in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and loves reaching people with the gospel through music. Josiah enjoys working out, tinkering on motorcycles, and making terrible dad-jokes.

Email: jwebster@sycamorecreek.org

Amy Shaw

Kidz Ministry Director
Amy joined the staff of Sycamore Creek in 2001. Amy and her husband, Bob, started attending SCC shortly after moving to Pickerington in 1999.  They have 3 children: Rylie (and husband Eric), Dylanie (and husband Bryan) and Jazz. Amy loves creating safe & fun environments where kids can discover how much God loves them and how Jesus wants to be their forever friend.  In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her grandkids,  and curling up with a cup of tea & a great book.

Email: ashaw@sycamorecreek.org

Kat Kraynak

Graphic Designer
Kat joined our team in February of 2023 as the graphic designer. She currently is a student at Columbus State and is working to achieve her Associate's Degree in Graphic Design. She will be graduating in the summer of 2025. Kat is a big outdoors person and loves to spend her free time exploring nature, hiking, and walking with her dog, Rory. If not obvious by her dog's name, her favorite show to rewatch is Gilmore Girls.

Email: kkraynak@sycamorecreek.org


Steve Markle

Lead Pastor & Elder

Tim Billingsley


Craig Lescalleet 


Greg Frost


Dave Nowlin


Dirk Winkler


Tommy Heater


Ron Marshall