Leadership

Staff, Elders, Leadership Team, & Deacons

Roger Hendricks

senior minister

Roger Hendricks grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University in Mathematics Education.  Following a brief career teaching math, Roger was called to the Ministry (graduating from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis) serving as a Campus, Associate, and Senior Minister in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.  In 1997, Roger, his wife (Jayne), and three children helped plant Southwest Church in Springboro, Ohio.
Twenty-five years later, Roger continues to serve as the Senior Minister of Southwest Church while in the process of completing his Doctor of Ministry degree from Abilene Christian University. Roger and his wife of 38 years are grateful to have three married children, six grandchildren, and a feisty 3-year-old Cavapoo (Pete).

Larry Adams

creative arts minister

Larry is our Creative Arts Minister. He has been on staff at Southwest since 2009 and holds degrees from Northern Kentucky University and Liberty University.

Larry and his wife, Amy, have five children--Sarah, Brayden, Noah, Sam, and Tyler--who can often be seen running the halls of Southwest! Larry has passions for all things music, Star Wars, and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Andrew Beal

executive minister

Andrew is our Executive Minister and has been on staff since 2015. He was ordained in 2010 and holds two ministry degrees from Lincoln Christian University in Illinois.

Andrew and his wife, Ashley, have been married since 2019 and have a baby girl named Audrey. Andrew enjoys quality time with friends, reading, writing, work projects around the house, and Americana music.

Tambra Breyer

Care minister

Tambra is the Care Minister and is the newest member to our staff. She has been a deacon in the church for a number of years and recently graduated with a Master of Ministry degree from Cedarville University.

Tambra has been married to her husband Paul for 33+ years. She enjoys reading and writing, spending time with friends, and attending Christian concerts as often as she can.

Rocky LaPrade

connections minister

Rocky is our Connections Minister. In 2020, he was called to ministry after serving 22 years in the Air Force. He holds an MA in Counseling from Colorado Christian University and an MA in Ministry/Practical Theology from Ohio Christian University. His life’s desire is to “fan into flame the gift of God” (2 Tim.1:6).

Rocky and his wife, Alayna, enjoy keeping up with their three energetic sons. Favorite family hobbies include being out in nature, spending time at the park, playing board games, and eating ice cream.

Nathan Mitchell

student minister

Nathan is our Student Minister. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and joined the staff in 2018. Nathan provides leadership for our middle school and high school students (grades 6-12).

Nathan enjoys sports, spending time at the gym, and tolerating his two cats. His hobbies also include very deep theology, sarcasm, and all things The Office.

Teri Parks

administrative assistant

Teri is our Administrative Assistant and Finance Secretary. She is a longtime resident of Springboro and has been with Southwest since the early days.

Teri has one wonderful daughter and she also teaches dance at a reputable local dance studio!

Tammy Stall

kids minister

Tammy is our Kids Minister.  In 2014, she was called to ministry after being a first grade teacher for six years.  She loves Jesus and being a witness to the amazing things that children can teach us about faith and grace.

She and her husband, Greg, have two kids--Dean and Zoe. They also have a brand new puppy, Molly, who Tammy isn;t quite sure about yet.

Elders

jordan barnhart

mike myers

paul breyer

cal towne

neal kennedy

lee wagoner

Leadership Team

Anna Bowman

scott leblanc

jordan barnhart

roger hendricks

theda sampson

Deacons

Allison Dunaway

Women's Ministry

mary lou pence

Communion

gary schrader

Building & Grounds

sandy massa

Women's Ministry

joann sproat

Hospitality