OUR LEADERSHIP // STAFF
Steve has been the Lead Pastor at Sycamore Creek Church since August 2011. Steve has been in full-time pastoral ministry for over 29 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 3 grandsons! 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.
Associate Pastor of Worship
Jared joined the staff as Worship Leader at Sycamore Creek Church in July 2012. He studied Worship Leadership at Liberty University. 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. 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... and whoever is playing the Buckeyes.
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 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.
Student Ministry 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. He loves to travel, listen to music, play any type of game, and eat food (mostly dessert).
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 the last one left at home, Jazz. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her grandchildren, and curling up with a cup of tea & a great book.
Creative Arts Director
Davi joined the staff in May 2022. Davi comes all the from Brazil (a country everyone should definitely visit), where he attended the World of Life Bible Institute and then moved to Ohio to finish his studies at Ohio Christian University. Davi loves movies, musicals, and spending time with friends. Favorite season would definitely be fall, and the first snow of the year is a big deal.
OUR LEADERSHIP // ELDERS
STEVE MARKLE // LEAD PASTOR & ELDER
TOMMY HEATER // ELDER
CRAIG LESCALLEET // ELDER
RON MARSHALL // ELDER
DIRK WINKLER // ELDER
GREG FROST // ELDER