Where are you from? Originally South Dakota. Also lived in Golconda, IL and Mayfield, KY while growing up.
What are your favorite things to do? Golf, ride my bike, snow ski, woodworking, and spending time with my family.
What do you do at the church? I provide the direction and vision of the church. I am also the lead communicator and oversee leadership development.
When did you start at Cap City? December 2008
What do you like most about Cap City? The people. We have the best people in the world here.
How did you begin your faith walk? I grew up going to church and had many great encounters with God as a child. However, I went through a rebellious and troubled period in my early teens. At 15, I attended a youth rally with my youth group. During the service that night, I caught a glimpse of my life and the path I was on and knew God was giving me a chance to make a change before it was too late. That night, I heard the call of God in my life and I surrendered everything to Him. From that moment on, I have dedicated my life to following Him.
How do you maintain your relationship with God? Relationship with God is like every relationship, it takes regular communication to grow. I spend time throughout each day talking with God and listening for His voice. I spend time studying the Bible which is His written Word. When we get together as a church to worship God, look at His Word, and serve shoulder to shoulder, we all grow in faith, understanding, and closeness with God. Finally, I have dedicated times alone where I seek God in prayer, meditation, and the Bible.
Where are you from? Waddy, KY
What are your favorite things to do? Cook, decorate, party plan, sing, & play piano
What do you do at the church? First Impressions, Praise Team, Plan Events
When did you start at Cap City? December 2008
What do you like most about Cap City? The people & their heart for God
How did you begin your faith walk? I made the decision to follow Jesus when I was 18 years old. The Youth Pastor of the church I attended was singing “That’s What This Altar Is For” and I couldn’t deny that God was speaking to my heart, calling me to accept Him into my life. I wanted to be all in with my relationship with Jesus because he saved me from a life of destruction.
How do you maintain your relationship with God? I communicate with Jesus daily by praying and reading His Word and taking the time to listen to Him.
Gail Stewart, Kids Ministry Director
Where are you from? Columbus, OH
What are your favorite things to do? Interacting with children, reading, telling stories, painting, crafting (though I am not an artist) swimming, fishing, riding bikes, and on my rare quiet days, watching movies.
What do you do at the church? Kid’s Ministry Director which means I have the privilege of working with the greatest team in reaching kids for Jesus!
When did you start at Cap City? I started attending almost 20 years ago, when we were located on High Street but became the Kids Ministry Director in August 2017.
What do you like most about Cap City? I love the culture of Capital City Church because we are not only working to bring others to Jesus but to continue together as a team to serve each other.
How did you begin your faith walk? I was fortunate to be raised by two amazing servants of God. I accepted Jesus at a young age. My life has not been without challenges to that faith but God’s grace and love have been evident throughout my journey.
How do you maintain your relationship with God? I continue to maintain that relationship through prayer, reading God’s word and service with and for others.
Nathan Sutherland, Worship & Creative Director
Where are you from? Portland, Oregon
What are your favorite things to do? Reading, eating, hiking, exploring and playing or watching sports. All with my lovely wife.
What do you do at the church? Worship and Creative Director. I get to sing and play guitar in a band with amazing people every week, all to help people know more about God. It doesn’t get better than that.
When did you start at Cap City? May 17th, 2017
What do you like most about Cap City? All of the people that make this an incredible place to be.
How did you begin your faith walk? Ministry runs in my blood, as my family for as far back as I can remember has been involved in many different capacities in the church. I grew up in the Church, and quickly developed a love for people and a love for learning about Jesus. It was in middle school that I remember taking the first step to start taking my faith in Christ seriously, and I have never looked back since!
How do you maintain your relationship with God? Prayer, Bible Study, and strong relationships with my key mentors in life. Also laughter and enjoying the beauty that God has placed around me every second of every day.