• Jean F. Larroux, III
    Senior Pastor
  • Will Spink
    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
  • Melissa Patterson
    Executive Assistant
  • Chad Townsley
    Associate Pastor / Director of High-Life
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Niña Banta
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Nancy McCreight
    Assistant Director of Children
  • Kim Delchamps
    Admin. Assistant Children/High-Life
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Jonathan Barnette
    Director of Communication
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Committed vs. Involved

A chicken and a pig were looking in a farmhouse window at the family eating breakfast.  The hen commented to the pig about how involved she was in producing so many fine eggs for the first meal of the day.  The pig paused and then answered… [more]

We Love Empowering Your Scattered Ministry
We Love Empowering Your Scattered Ministry

Do you ever wonder how the early church did ministry? I mean, they were meeting in underground graveyards, and their pastors were escaping in baskets lowered through windows (Acts 9:25). There were hardly well structured “community development” or “shepherding” departments.… [more]

Comprehensive Curriculum
Comprehensive Curriculum

Children’s minds are sponges. They retain more information in their formative years than in any other. Thus, building a foundation of Biblical truths upon which the building blocks of faith are placed as children grow is of utmost importance.  That is why hours are spent in organizing… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

One of the areas of focus over the last several months for the Session and Staff has been the coordination and communication of a plan to support more intentionally the “scattered” ministries of Southwood members. As you can read on the following pages of BRANCHES, we are eager… [more]

All That Is Fair: Simple Solitary Melody
All That Is Fair: Simple Solitary Melody

Felix Mendelssohn is a composer associated with early Romanticism in music.  He was born in 1809 and died fairly young in 1847.  He was Jewish by birth but he and his immediate family had all converted to Reformed Christianity.  Mendelssohn was regarded as a child prodigy… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

When people from other churches hear that I work at Southwood, they often say to me, “Aren’t y’all the church that has that thing for youth?” I say, “You mean ‘the Lodge’?” And they reply, “Yeah, like that ski lodge thing!” I proudly respond, “Yep, that’s us!”… [more]

Southwood’s Vision for Students
Southwood’s Vision for Students

In 2000-2001 High-Life Ministries consisted of around 20-25 kids who met in different homes.  The youth staff was smaller and less resourced. Beginning in 2001, through the leadership of the Session and the vision, enthusiasm and faithfulness of Southwood’s newest Youth Director,… [more]


Kim Delchamps
In 1995 I began working at Southwood at the front desk doing a variety of administrative things, including youth administration. Through the years of 1995-2004, the youth ministry at Southwood began to grow and with that growth came more opportunities… [more]

A Place, A People, A Home
A Place, A People, A Home

High-Life has seen hundreds of students come through the ministry. Each of these students has had a unique story and experience in the ministry as well as leaving a unique impression on the staff, volunteers and fellow students who spent time with them. From this wonderfully energetic,… [more]