Meet our pastoral staff here at C1NAZ
Raised in Cory, Indiana, Pastor Brian has served in the Church of the Nazarene since 1996. He comes from a Christ centered home and praises his church and family for being instrumental in dedicating his life to God. Michelle is his wife of 25 years, and they have three children, Trent, Jarren, and Kyndra. They came to us in the spring of 2014 to passionately minister to our church and community.
Raised in Cory, Indiana, Pastor Nathan accepted God’s call on his life at a young age and pursued the call by attending Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee. Over the past 16 years, Nathan has served the Lord ministering to congregations in Oregon, Indiana and Tennessee. We welcomed Nathan and his family to Columbus 1st in June of 2016. Emily is his wife of 10 years and they are blessed with 4 children, Alivia, Jack, Max, and Liam. God is already working powerfully through Pastor Nathan, and we are excited to see what God has in store!
Raised in Cedar Lake, Indiana, Pastor Travis accepted the call to ministry as an adult, and has been working with youth and young adults for the last 6 years. Travis has a degree from Indiana Wesleyan and is working toward his ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. Alyssa is his wife of 6 years and they have one son, Jeremiah. Pastor Travis and Alyssa are passionate about reaching out to youth and young adults and seeing them develop a mature, personal faith. In his preaching and teaching, Pastor Travis aims to help everyone live their life in light of eternity.
Raised in Columbus, Indiana, Pastor Brent has attended Columbus First his entire life. He was raised in this church! Pastor Brent accepted the call into ministry shortly after graduating high school and began taking classes online through Nazarene Bible College. During this time Pastor Brent worked at our Kidz First Daycare Ministry as a Head Teacher for several years. It was in this role that he realized he had a passion for teaching children how they could walk in a relationship with Jesus every day and showing them all the amazing things God has done and can do in their lives. Pastor Brent has been married to his wife Tiffani for 2 years.
Raised in Columbus, Indiana, Regina started attending Columbus First when she was six years old. She was invited by a friend to come to VBS and has been in church ever since. Regina started directing our Kidz First Daycare ministry in 2007, and now oversees all of the weekly Children’s Ministry of the church. Regina has worked with children and youth for many years and she is passionate about helping children and their families to have a deepening relationship with Jesus. Regina has been married to her husband Kelly for 21 years and they have three children, Arielle, Alex, and Aaron.
Raised in Columbus, Indiana, Sarah recently accepted God’s call on her life while attending Nazarene Bible College. She decided to take a leap of faith regarding a major job change in the Fall of 2017 which led her to C1Naz. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends & reading. Sarah has been married to her husband Max for 2 years and they have three children, Leila, Leo and Eloise, all of which attend the Kidz First Day Care program.
Pastor Jarren Rogers is a 2018 graduate from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. He is a district licensed minister for the Church of the Nazarene. Jarren moved to Columbus from Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Annie. Jarren served as a missionary for three months in eastern Europe last summer. He has also worked in the summer program for Kidz 1st and, more recently, he has been the life success coach for refugee and immigrant children at Nations Ministry Center in Nashville, Tennessee.