STAFF
MATT BALLARD
LEAD PASTOR
Husband, father, child of the King of glory, and Founding Pastor / Lead Shepherd of Southpointe Community Church

The Ballard family moved to Nolensville in July, 2010 to partner with a small group of visionaries and plant Southpointe Community Church.  Matt previously served on the staff of Perimeter Church in Atlanta as a preaching pastor and lead their ministry to singles and families in the 22-40 age range.  Before that he was on the staff of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA as the pastor to Single Adults.

Matt and his wife, Chrissy, have three daughters. In his spare time, Matt enjoys history, stuff that makes horsepower (cars, motorcycles, and aircraft), and stuff that blows up. He loves spending time with family and friends, opening the Bible with others and discovering together the wonder of Jesus.
MONTE STARKES
EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Jesus Freak, heart pursuer, disciple maker and multiplier, crazy question asker, very proud father

Monte has a passion for Jesus and His method for transformation.  He has a Doctorate in Discipleship from Talbot School of Theology, along with M.Div. and M.T.S. degrees from Beeson Divinity School.  Monte has been discipling men for 32 years who have made disciples and disciple makers in six continents.  He has written Expedition, a curriculum to assist fathers in discipling their sons.  He was a missionary in Japan, and has been a pastor at several churches in the southeast.

Monte and his wife Amy have four children and a daughter-in-law.  Monte loves to read books, cheer on the Braves, and spend time with his family.
katie lown
SPKIDS DIRECTOR
Proud wife and mother, coffee drinker, kid wrangler, Bible teacher, prayer warrior, discipler, dog lover

A native Nashvillian, Katie and her family started attending Southpointe in 2014 and she joined the staff in 2017.  Although she has degrees in Psychology from Samford and Education from Boston College, her true passion is teaching God’s word to children.  In addition to serving the children and families of Southpointe, Katie loves investing in the lives of other women through discipleship.
peter koenen
STUDENT MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
disciple of Jesus, husband to a beautiful wife, daddy to three amazing children.

Pete and his wife Jessica have three young children and came to the Nolensville area from the foothills of central California. He has a passion for helping students explore and find authentic faith in Jesus. Peter is a former missionary and graduated from Knox Theological Seminary with a Masters degree in Christian and Classical Studies.  
Caroline Ritter
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Flower lover, boy mom, planner, fabric geek, beauty finder

Caroline and her family live out in the country on a quiet gravel road. When not at Southpointe, she can be found taking her boys too and from soccer, out in the garden, down in her art studio, or on a date night enjoying a delicious meal with her husband. They found Southpointe in 2014 and have felt drawn to the message and authenticity ever since.  
ROD KRUSE
SHEPERDING DIRECTOR
Recipient of God's grace, pursued by Jesus, husband of Tori for 50+ years, father, grandfather, elder

A native of central California, Rod was raised in a home where he was led to a relationship with Jesus at a young age.  His professional life has been in auto repair including our business of 27 years. In his retirement years, he now serves as Pastor of Shepherding to minister encouragement to our congregation.

In his spare time Rod and his wife, Tori, enjoy scuba diving, ballroom dancing, and flying as a private pilot,
AMY STARKES
SPKIDS PARENT'S DAY OUT DIRECTOR
Mom of 4 kids, fitness junkie, passionate dog mom, new empty-nester, teacher and child encourager

Amy is from Central Florida and attended Samford University, where she met her husband Monte. She has many years of experience working with children including being the Nursery Director at Perimeter Church.  In May of 2021, she joined our team. Amy is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with our children and supporting young families during the challenging season of raising small children.  She spends her free time praying, exercising, reading, and walking their dog.
OFFICERS

Deacons:

Josh Black
Matt Ciampa
Jonathan Head
Jay Lown
David Miller
Joe Nixon
Trey Thurman

Elders:

Matt Ballard
Todd Douthit
Ed Hibma
Rod Kruse
Michael Livingston
Drew McMillin
Jonathan Newell
Brad Page
Scott Phegley
Brian Reed
Monte Starkes
Kevin Underwood
Southpointe Elders
WORSHIP
Officers
Deacons
Matt Ciampa
David Miller
Joe Nixon
Elders
Tom Bates
Todd Douthit
Ed Hibma
Rod Kruse
Michael Livingston
Drew McMillin
Brad Page
Scot Phegley
Brian Reed
Kevin Underwood