Chip Crush, Deacon of Finance
I was raised by loving parents with my younger sister in the Louisville area. I grew up Catholic and served in the church while striving to be a moral and prayerful person. I came to understand the gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus while in college at Auburn University. My girlfriend's father proclaimed to me the holiness of God, my sinfulness, and the good news about who Jesus is and what He has done, and I trusted Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins immediately. That girlfriend became my wife, Mimi, and we have been in Louisville since 2001. We have 4 children, and we have been members at Clifton since 2014. I work as a Realtor as well as manager of my family's small business, an industrial company that manufactures and repairs cutting tools.
Harlan & Schrea Davison, Deacons of Greeting
Holly Detrick, Deacon of Hospitality
Nate Harmon, Deacon of Media
I grew up in a Christian home and professed faith at an early age. However, much of my childhood was characterized by sinfulness and rebellion. During high school a youth pastor came to my church. He regularly met with me one on one and taught me the Bible. At that time, the Word began to take root in my life, and I repented of my sins and began following Christ. I attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA where I met my wife Lisa. We came to Louisville in 2004 to attend Southern Seminary. Clifton quickly became our church home. I graduated with my MDiv in 2010. While in seminary, the Lord blessed us with three children, Elliott, Luciana, and Owen. Although I pursued education at Bible college and seminary with full-time ministry in view, so far the Lord has had other plans. In 2009 I began working for Level 12, where I am currently a developer and partner. The Lord has used my job to better equip me to serve as Deacon of Media at Clifton. He has also given me the opportunity to help lead a Trail Life USA troop in Charlestown, IN.
Larry Hausman, Deacon of Security
I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and received a Finance degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. I became a believer in 1998 and attended Southeast Christian Church in 2003. My wife and I were married September 2002 and graduated from Southern Seminary December 2006. We have served overseas in a closed country and currently serve as small group leaders for Clifton.
Ethan Holsteen, Deacon of Special Assistance
I grew up in a Christian home in Illinois, yet did not truly trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins until I was a sophomore in high school. I moved to Louisville in 2011 to study Biblical Counseling at Boyce College and continued to live in Louisville upon graduating. I am married to my lovely wife, Michaela. I currently work as a teacher at Down Syndrome of Louisville and have had the opportunity to work with people with disabilities in various contexts including the public school, summer camp, and in the home. I desire to see the gospel spread amongst people with disabilities and their families in the context of the church.
Lauren Ward, Deacon of Hospitality
Jim White, Deacon of Building Maintenance
Jonathan Whittle, Deacon of Sound
I grew up in a Christian home in South Carolina and professed faith as a child. I would spend one day a week with my grandmother who would teach me the Bible. By middle school and early high school, the cares and interests of the world crept into my life and I embraced a rebellious, teenage lifestyle. At 16, I attended a youth retreat and was confronted by my youth pastor about my lifestyle and desires. This was a major turning point in my life and set me on a path of following Christ. In 2015 my wife (Emily) and I married and moved to Louisville for Southern Seminary, where I’m also employed as an IT support technician. We welcomed our first child in February 2019.