Jeff Arington, Lead Pastor
Jeff leads the SonRise Church family in discovering and fulfilling God’s purposes for their lives. He and his wife, Valarie, have a passion for sharing Christ with others, whether in their home, where SonRise first began, or anywhere across the globe. Jeff’s teaching style uses his life experiences from marriage, parenting, sports and business to help people connect with God and apply His truth to their lives. Jeff enjoys reading books geared toward spiritual growth, playing hoops, watching any sports, eating desserts and traveling with Val just for fun or on mission trips. Their family includes Zach and his wife Kate, both recent college graduates, daughter Elizabeth who is currently in college and high school son, Nathaniel.
Chad Ricks, Care/Counseling Pastor
Chad serves to connect both visitors and members to SonRise Church. Through Life Groups and other ministries, he is able to help people know others and be known by others. Chad is happily married to Julie, and they have 3 children, Noelle, Chad Jr. & Joshua.
Josh Woods, Worship Arts Pastor
Josh leads the music, production and creative teams to provide a high-energy and passionate worship experience to intimately connect with God. In his free time, he enjoys a good workout, athletics, live music and watching movies. Of course, he loves to enjoy these things along side his wife, Jennifer. Josh and Jenn are proud parents to their daughter Kennedy.
Dan McManus, Family Pastor
Dan oversees our student and kid’s ministry, working closely with
both staff and volunteers. He also serves to help people find a
way to utilize their talents & passions through teaching CLASS
301: Discovering My Ministry. He enjoys cooking with his wife,
Leslie, fly-fishing, swimming, running and anything outdoors.
Dan and Leslie have 4 children: Connor, Sam, Walker & Julia.
Josh Holbrook, Youth Pastor
Known as “Holby”, Josh Holbrook is king of the student ministry! He leads the SonRise Student Ministry aiming to help students take their next steps towards Christ, together. Holby does this with encouraging and challenging messages, high impact energy and excitement, and the priceless help from his beautiful wife and amazing volunteers! He has two young boys only 16 months apart named Luke (oldest) and Knox (youngest). He has been married to his amazing bride Ashley for 5 years. In his free time, he loves playing games with his kids, hanging out with his wife, and the great outdoors!
Tana Zeller, P.E.A.C.E. Coordinator
Tana is here to help mobilize us to respond to the five giant problems in the world (Spiritual Emptiness, Self-Serving Leadership, Poverty, Disease, and Illiteracy) through P.E.A.C.E.: Planting churches that promote reconciliation, Equipping servant leaders, Assisting the poor, Caring for the sick, and Educating the next generation. When she can manage to find some free time, she enjoys a good book and a good nap.
Sonny Snell, Kid’s Ministry Pastor
Sonny leads the SonRise Kid’s Ministry providing a fun-filled experience with high enthusiasm for the students to learn and worship God. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, Kate, and friends, playing sports and watching movies. Sonny has been married for 2 years. They have two little cockapoos named Arthur and Marlowe.