Chase Jacobs, Pastoral Assistant
I was raised in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until I was in college that I truly understood what it meant to put my trust in Jesus. I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of North Texas, where I also met my wife, Kristen. We have been married for six years and have a two-year-old daughter named Everett. I served for seven years as a college minister at UNT before relocating to Louisville in 2017 to complete my MDiv at Southern Seminary. It’s my honor to now serve as an assistant to our pastoral staff in carrying out the ministry of our church.
Coye Still, Minister of Youth
I was converted at an early age through the witness of my parents and the local church. After graduating high school, I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I competed in track and field. While in college, I began to sense a call to preaching and teaching ministry, and I came to study at Southern Seminary in 2014. I began serving on staff at Clifton in 2016.
Alex Schroeder, Assistant Minister of Youth
I was saved when I was 15 years old when I came to know my sin and Christ's perfect sacrifice on my behalf. It was during my time in college that I began to long to pursue full-time vocational ministry. I graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2013 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and moved to Louisville in 2015 to pursue a degree at Southern Seminary. My wife, Claire, and I are expecting our first child in October of 2018. It is a joy to teach and serve the students at Clifton Baptist Church!
Jim Dernell, Minister of Music
While raised in a Christian home and in a Bible-believing church, I did not grasp the personal significance of the gospel nor the grace of God until my early 20s. I grew up hiking the mountains of Colorado and have served in music ministry for most of my life, two things I love. My heart burns as well for pastoral ministry and training leaders. I have a BA from Colorado State in History and Music and am pursuing post-MDiv. education at SBTS. My wife, Pam, and I are blessed with one son, Justice, whom we adore. We’ve been members of Clifton since 2015.
Hunter Gately, Office Administrator
I grew up in a Christian home, where I was taught the gospel by my grandmother and mother and saved at an early age. I graduated Arkansas Tech University in 2015, and moved the following year to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I married my wife, Leighton, in December 2017. It is a privelege to serve Clifton Baptist Church as a member and now on staff.
Heather Bertram, Nursery Coordinator
I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and became a believer at the age of 8. My husband, Mike, and I have been members at Clifton since 2003. We are blessed with four children: Micah, Abby, Haley, and Owen. It is such a joy to be at a church like Clifton and it is an amazing privilege to serve the body as the Nursery Coordinator.
Amy Sarin, Children's Ministries Director
I am so thankful to have been raised in a Christian home and involved in the youth ministries at church. I repented of my sin and received Christ as my savior in Middle School. I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education and taught K-3 for seven years in Northern Virginia. I have lived in Louisville and been joyfully married to Vivek for 23 years. Vivek and I have four children; our 21 year old daughter and 18 year old triplets. It is a gift to serve at Clifton in the Children’s Ministry.