staff & 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 Southwest Missouri State. We were married on July 18, 1992. We have 4 children: Zac, Kylie, Kenzie, and Zavier. 


    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree  in Education from Southwest 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 also help with some of the teaching responsibilities and serve as the Administrative Pastor as well. I married my beautiful wife Sara in May 2012. We have one daughter: Makenna Elise. 


    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

    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 amongst 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.


    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 son, and going on family walks. I also enjoy cooking, reading, working out, and I dabble in essential oils.

  • Sam guardado

    middle school director

    I was born and raised in Savannah, Missouri. I have been a part of Wellspring since 2015 and joined the Wellspring staff in September 2017. My role at Wellspring is to build meaningful relationships with middle schoolers by loving them well, being a constant friend to them, leading teachings and providing an atmosphere that reflects the Wellspring Church culture. 


    Education:

    Currently a sophomore studying Nursing at Missouri Western State University


    Hobbies/Interests: 

    I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, running, coffee, and serving others. I have two siblings, Louie and Casey and a boyfriend, Zac, who are my best friends!

  • Marissa Purvis

    Children's Ministry Assistant (Birth to Pre-K)

    I was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to St. Joseph in 2007. I began working at Wellspring as the Children's Ministry Assistant in August of 2015. My role is working with ages birth through Pre-K. I will be developing curriculum, working with volunteers, planning events and teaching our little children here at Wellspring about God's love. I met my husband Brady shortly after moving to St. Joseph and we 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/Interests: 

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

  • kristin miller

    office administrator

    I was born and raised in St. Joseph. I have been at Wellspring since the beginning and have served many roles as staff or volunteer over the years. My role now is Office Administrator, which includes a large variety of financial, organizational and supportive tasks. I met my husband Bob at Missouri State University, and we were married on July 18, 1992. We have four children – Zac, Kylie, Kenzie and Zavier.


    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Missouri State University (1992)


    Hobbies/Interests:

    I love spending time with my family and watching my kids in their different activities. I enjoy time with friends, playing with children, hanging out with people and traveling.

  • Ally Browning

    Hospitality Coordinator

    I was born and raised in St. Joseph, MO. I joined Wellspring's staff part-time in May 2016, after leaving my corporate job to follow my heart. My role at Wellspring is to lead the Hospitality Team, ensuring our members and guests feel welcomed and connected. You can find me most Sunday mornings in the community room, enjoying coffee and getting to know people - I'd love to meet you there! I love people and I believe in building deep relationships and community. I also help with social events. 


    Education:

    Bachelor's of Science in Communications/Public Relations. (MWSU, 2008)


    Hobbies/Interests:

    I love photography, music, running, traveling and discovering new places. I love serving others and spending a lot of time in Honduras with my job. I am a twin and have three additional sisters, two brothers, two adorable nephews and a six-year-old Goldendoodle, who I consider a human. 

  • 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 and plan/practice songs each week is a way for me to express creativity and work with some cool friends/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 and playing music of all genres. I'm also interested in cars, tech stuff, great food, traveling, and football.

  • 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.

  • Trevor Stanton

    Custodian

    I was born and raised in St. Joseph and am glad to call Wellspring my home church. I make sure the church is clean and tidy for all things related to the building. I also work as a pre-loader at UPS. 


    Hobbies/Interests:

    In my free time I like to do CrossFit and I love to keep up with Kansas City sports and LeBron James! I love chicken and rice and some good ol' country music! 

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:


Erin Willoughby - Chair

Adam Norton

Rich Fox

Abby Winder

DJ Brooks