leadership

  • Bob Miller

    LEAD PASTor

    I have served as the Lead Pastor of Wellspring since its inception in 2006. My typical week as a pastor, if there is such a thing, includes studying and sermon preparation, guiding and encouraging our staff, counseling those in need, developing and maintaining relationships, and working alongside our Advisory Board and staff to provide leadership and direction for the future of Wellspring. I met my wife, Kristin, when we were both students at Missouri State University. We were married on July 18, 1992. We have 4 children: Zac, Kylie, Kenzie and Zavier. 


    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Missouri State University (1991)

    Master’s Degree in Guidance Counseling from Central Missouri State University (1998)

    Master’s Degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (2010)


    Hobbies/Interests:

    I love coaching my children and currently serve as the Head Cross Country Coach at Central High School, where several Wellspring kids are a part of our team. I enjoy running, basketball, softball, golf, and usually have a book or two always at the ready for a free moment. 

  • Justin amos

    Associate Pastor

    I started working as the Associate Pastor of Wellspring in July of 2011. My main duty at Wellspring is investing in young adults in our church. I lead our Summer Internship each year and help with some of the teaching responsibilities on Sunday mornings. I also serve as the small group director and enjoy helping people find community. I married my beautiful wife, Sara, in May 2012. We have two daughters: Makenna Elise and Mya Grace. 


    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Missouri Western State University (2007)

    Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University (2011)


    Hobbies/Interests:

    I love playing drums and traveling, especially when I get to visit foreign countries. I'm a hardcore Kansas City Chiefs fan! I also enjoy Chipotle and Starbucks. 

  • samantha Donahoo

    director of neighborhood ministries

    I was born and raised in St. Joseph. I didn't attend church until 2012 when I started attending Wellspring. That summer I gave my life to Christ after completing the Wellspring Summer Internship. I have worked with at-risk youth for the last several years and love kids who are the hardest to love. I am currently living in The Guest House and provide hospitality to the kids and neighbors in our Wellspring neighborhood. 


    Education: 

    Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice/Legal Studies (2011)

    Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University (2016) 


    Hobbies and Interests: 

    I love reading, hanging out with kids and friends, and being with my family.

  • Brittney Robertson

    elementary Children's director

    I was born and raised in St. Joseph. I went on full-time staff with Wellspring in June of 2017. My role is to ignite a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ among the school-aged children in our church and community. I desire to prepare our children for a life of serving and knowing the Lord. It is also my goal to encourage and equip parents to thrive as the primary spiritual leaders for their children. My husband, Matthew, and I have been together since we were 17 and were married in December of 2012. We have one son, Arthur Matthew and one daughter, Alice Rosemary. 


    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Missouri Western State University (2014)


    Hobbies/Interests:

    I really enjoy being in community with friends and family. I love spending time with my husband and kids, and going on family walks. I also enjoy cooking, reading, working out, and I dabble in essential oils.

  • blayr kennedy

    birth-Pre-k Children's Director

    I have lived in St. Joseph my entire life. I started attending Wellspring when I was 16 years old and it was the first church I attended where I really felt cared for. After having 3 kids of my own, God really stirred in my heart a desire to teach small children about who He is and how much He loves them. I started working at Wellspring in August of 2019 and I am very thankful to be a part of this church and this community of believers who are so passionate about spreading the Gospel and loving people. I married my wonderful husband, Taylor, in December of 2013 and we have three precious boys: Titus, Armor, and Valor.


    Education: 

    Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education (English) from the University of Missouri (2014)


    Hobbies/Interests: 

    I spend the majority of my time taking care of my boys (all 4 if you count my husband), running or working out, being with friends and family, and I’m always up for trying new foods or recipes. I also have a passion for taking care of families fostering/adopting and learning about the trauma world.

  • Zac MillER

    High school director

    I have gone to Wellspring Community Church since the age of 11 and have been heavily involved in Wellspring ministries since the beginning. I have helped lead the Wellspring Summer Internship in past years and I have joined part-time staff as the High School Director. My job is to invest in the lives of Wellspring youth and come alongside them to help them grow in a relationship with their Creator. My wife, Sam, and I were married in December of 2018. 

     

    Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a minor in Sport Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University (2018)

     

    Hobbies/Interests:

    I work part-time for the ministry of Young Life in St. Joseph as well as volunteer coach for the Central High School cross country team. I love to run, play sports, watch sports with friends, camp, journal and read. 

  • Kenzie Miller

    middle school director

    I have gone to Wellspring Community Church since I was 5 years old and have been a part of the elementary, middle school, and high school ministries as well as participating in the summer internship! I am on part-time staff at Wellspring. My job is to invest in and build relationships with middle school kids and to help further their desire to know Christ and live life with him! I was greatly impacted by my previous youth group leaders and strive to impact the middle schoolers now and to help them learn what it means to have an individual relationship with Christ!


    Education:

    I'm currently a student at Missouri Western State University


    Hobbies/ Interests:

    I am a part of the Missouri Western Cross Country and Track team. I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love getting coffee with people and talking about life!

  • Marissa Purvis

    all in Ministry Director

    I was raised in Des Moines Iowa and moved to St. Joseph in 2007. After moving here, I taught 6th grade for two years and then I opened an in-home daycare that I ran for 5 years. I served as the Birth-Pre-K Director of Wellspring for several years and I recently accepted a part-time position at Wellspring as the All In Ministry Director. My role will be coming alongside and offering support to families in our congregation engaged in adoption and foster care. My husband, Brady and I were married in 2010. We have three children: Kennedy, Beckett and Briggs.

     

    Education:

    Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University (2006)

     

    Hobbies/Interest: 

    I love hanging out with my family and our kids, scrapbooking, traveling, and being with friends.

  • david dudeck

    worship director

    I grew up in St. Joseph and have always had an interest in music and technology. As the worship director at Wellspring, my job is to oversee all the practical and logistical needs for our service each week. I love music and being able to oversee a worship team. Planning and practicing songs each week is a way for me to express creativity and work with some cool friends and musicians as well. I met my wife, Sarah, in high school, and we were married in 2006.  We have three children: Noah, Hadley and Eliana. 


    Education: 

    Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Truman State University (2005)


    Hobbies/Interests: 

    I love listening to and playing music of all genres. I'm also interested in cars, tech stuff, great food, traveling and football.

  • Samantha jones

    Office administrator   

    I was raised in St Joseph, Missouri.  I began in the office at Wellspring in July 2018.  My role is working in the office and keeping calendars up to date for the church. I met my husband while at Missouri Western, and we got married in 2013.  We have three boys: Kirk, Gabe and Oliver. 


    Education:

    I attended Missouri Western and Colorado Christian University. 


    Hobbies/ Interest:

    I love hanging out with my family and friends, snowboarding, the lake, and just about anything outside. 

  • Megan koeteman

    Financial Administrator

    I was born in Illinois and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. I met my husband, Nick, at college at Northwest Missouri State, and we were married in 2002. We moved to St. Joe in 2005 and got involved with Wellspring in 2006. My full-time job recently has been to parent our three children, Tad, Rilyn and Brielle. On the side, I handle financials for my husband's business and the church.


    Education:

    Bachelors Degree in Advertising from Northwest Missouri State University (2004)


    Hobbies/Interests:

    I love to read, walk, bake, do yoga and spend quality time with family and friends. 

  • rob willoughby

    Facilities Director

    I oversee all projects relating to the church building. My wife, Erin, and I have been married for over 20 years. We have four boys: Max, Ben, Sam and George.


    Education: 

    BSBA in Economics, Missouri Western


    Hobbies/Interests:

    I enjoy Malcolm Gladwell, Freakonomics, Donald Miller and Storyline, Bob Goff, storytelling, and filmmaking, and trying to blend them all into building a better me. I also like words and numbers.

Advisory Board

The Wellspring Advisory Board ensures accountable leadership through a three-fold role of leading, protecting, and advising/giving consent to the senior pastor and staff. The board holds the responsibility for providing ongoing personal encouragement and support to the pastor and staff and we stand together with the pastoral leadership to protect the God-given identity and values of Wellspring Community Church. The Board is comprised of:


Dave Hinde - Chair

Tony Moeck

Abby Winder

Brent Irwin