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Brad Nelson Lead Pastor

Brad Nelson is the lead pastor of Brick City Church. He previously served on the pastoral staff at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida (2012-2014) and Mars Hill Bible Church, Grand Rapids, MI (2003-2012). A speaker, writer, and graduate of Western Theological Seminary, he and his wife Trisha are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, Braylen, Clara and Charlotte.

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Melissa Steed Children's Coordinator

Melissa loves learning about God and seeing children relate with the Lord and scripture. She is married to JD, who shows her how to live more like a child. Their four children, Will, Sam, Anna and Monty teach them more than they ever knew was possible.

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Justin Touissant Freeman Pastoral/Student Ministry Intern

Justin recently served 3 years as a travelling missionary and Vice President of the local non-profit Unite The Nation Foundation. He's now serving as youth pastor here at Brick City and has a heart to see kids grow in the knowledge of Christ. Justin has made it his mission to equip a generation towards serving, and leading them to become students of scripture

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Josh Dease Pastor of Mobilization

As the Pastor of Mobilization, Josh enjoys facilitating belonging and mission in the Brick City Church community by leading the worship team, overseeing missional communities, and mobilizing our community (of all ages) to engage in local and global mission. Josh and his wife, Ashley, are the proud parents of their daughter, Jules.

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Ashley Dease Executive Assistant & Communications Director

Ashley enjoys being able to assist the Brick City Church pastoral team through coordination and administration as well as creating, implementing, and maintaining a communications strategy for Brick City Church. Ashley helped start a church back in 2010 and thrives in small group settings. She cannot wait to see what is in store for our community. Ashley is married to Josh and loves being a mom to Jules.

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Dianne Phipps AV Coordinator

Dianne enjoys working with the audio/video aspects of worship and supporting the Brick City Church family administratively. She and her husband, Keith have three married children and love to spend time with their four grandbabies.