Meet Our Lead Pastor

Scott grew up in South Texas and Saint Louis, Missouri. After marrying Elizabeth and growing their family together in Saint. Louis, all six of the Kerens family moved to Marco Island, Florida. From gardens and furniture to teams and churches, Scott enjoys building and rebuilding. Restoring an old thing is a glimpse of God’s work of restoration in us.

For thirty years Scott has served in churches and Christian camps in Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois. His ethos in ministry is shaped by the Bible verse in 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we gave you not only the Gospel of God, but our whole selves as well, because we loved you so much.”

He earned an undergraduate degree in History from College of the Ozarks and a master of divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and is working toward a doctorate in ministry from Covenant. Lifelong learning and the perfect cup of coffee are two of his many pursuits.

Scott and Elizabeth have been married for 17 years and have four children; Kate, Benjamin, Emily, and William. Elizabeth is a 5th grade teacher at Tommie Barfield Elementary. While guiding and growing their children is their greatest joy, they also enjoy tending the garden and hosting a good dinner party. Scott has watched Top Gun more than thirty times and still dreams of flying a fighter jet.

Marge Beasley

Ministry Team Coordinator

Kevin Brown

Facilities Coordinator

George Buck

Administration Director

Gary Goodrich

Gary Goodrich

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Matt Papa

Artist in Residence

Marissa Polanco

Office Manager

Jose Ramirez

Student Ministry Director

Judy Roberts

Office Manager/Treasurer

Jean Rowles

Creative Director

Steve Schoof

Steve Schoof

Assistant Pastor