We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.
Gary calls himself the Lead Follower or the CEO of Locus – Chief Encouragement Officer. He’s the pastor and main communicator. He loves all kinds of music and his greatest temptation is Jelly Beans. He also has a ministry called Outdoor Truths where he shares the gospel with hunters and fishermen. One of his proudest moments was running a half- marathon on his 50th birthday. He is married to Teresa and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Life Group Coordinator
Life Group Coordinator
Robin and Lyle oversee our Life Groups, and Robin also works in our Children’s ministry. She loves archeology and wants to go on dig someday. Lyle is a do-it-yourselfer. He loves home DYI projects. Both of them are have a love for chocolate, each other, and for spreading the message of grace in world full of legalism. One of their proudest moments was when one of their sons signed up to serve in the Army.
Jimmy is a Physical Therapist and loves listening to various kinds of music, from Skynard and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Hillsong and Third Day. His favorite snack is Buffalo Chicken Dip, and most weekends in the fall you’ll find him in the woods digging ginseng. He’s married to Makenzie and has one son Trae, and one daughter Anna Claire.
Mason is one of our young adult communicators. When’s he’s not speaking he’s playing the drums for our music team. Mason is married to Sarah, the woman of his dreams! He loves Andy Stanley, Cheezits, and is a passionate hunter; which means if Andy ever has a conference for hunters and provides Cheezits, we’ll never see him again.
Children's Ministry Leader
Kelli and Bill have been with Locus from inception. Bill does everything for Locus as well as serves on the core team. He is also a newspaper publisher and an Eagle Scout. Kelli is our Children’s Ministry Leader and is a “stay-at-church” mother. She juggles their four children (Cailie, Alyssa, Natalie, and Rebekah), Bill, and her ministry like a boss. Together they make a great and valuable team for Locus.