A gospel-centered church in Austin, Texas

Providence Church Staff

Office Address: 611 S. Congress Ave #100, Austin, TX 78704

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Will Walker

Lead Pastor/Elder

will@providenceaustin.com

After six years as a missionary to college students at the University of Texas, and four years as an associate pastor at Coram Deo church in Omaha, NE, Will followed God’s call to plant Providence Church in the fall of 2010. What drives his teaching and leadership is a growing hope that the gospel really does change everything. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Will and his wife Debbie are the parents of two boys, Ethan and Holden.

Todd Stewman

Pastor/Elder

todd@providenceaustin.com

Todd served for 19 wonderful years with Campus Crusade for Christ, both at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas. In the summer of 2010, he left campus ministry to join the team to plant Providence Church. He loves the idea of growing a church that will influence a cultural, educational, and business center like Austin. But more than that, he loves the idea of a gospel-centered church that will plant churches, multiply leaders, and extend the Kingdom of God in our city and to the nations. Todd graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Amy, have three girls, Lauren, Jessica, and Sophie.

Kendal Haug

Pastor/Elder

kendal@providenceaustin.com

After earning degrees from the University of Texas and from Dallas Theological Seminary, and 2-and-a-half years in Omaha working on staff with Coram Deo Church, Kendal moved back to his hometown of Austin to help Will and Debbie plant Providence Church. He is energized by leading in and pointing people towards worship that flows out of treasuring Jesus above all. Kendal has broad interests, but the city of Austin and all things music are near the top. You will likely catch him around town enjoying one of Austin's countless great coffeeshops, eateries, or live music venues. And he believes that vinyl is often the best way to listen to an album. Kendal and his wife Ashley have two daughters, Ruby and Frances.

Tatum Cochran

Events & Communication

tatum@providenceaustin.com

Tatum has a sharp mind, a discerning eye, and a great attention to detail. She uses all these gifts to keep our office running smoothly and efficiently. She assists the pastors in executing projects, oversees church communication and event coordination, and in general holds things together for us. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance and Marketing, Tatum worked in commercial real estate for four years in Dallas and Austin before joining the Providence staff team. Tatum loves that her job allows her to glorify God and serve the church in both large and small ways. Tatum and her husband, Willie, enjoy being active outdoors, listening to either classical music or rap, exploring Austin's amazing restaurant scene, and traveling to new places.

Rosalyn Haug

Providence Kids Director

rosalyn@providenceaustin.com

After graduating from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor's degree in education, Rosalyn worked as an elementary school teacher for 9 years. She is passionate about partnering with parents to make disciples of Jesus Christ by helping our kids grow up in the gospel. Rosalyn and her husband Josh love taking on varies DIY projects, participating in benefit runs, and hosting people in their home. They have 3 young girls that keep them on their toes, Isabella, Madelyn, and Quinn.

Ophelia Chafigoulline

Minister of Connections & Women

ophelia@providenceaustin.com

Ophelia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Marketing and History. She has worn various hats including technical recruiter, college student minister, full-time mom, and personal wardrobe stylist. She loves meeting new people, discovering their unique gifts and personalities, and enfolding them into our Providence community. Ophelia has been married to Marat for 14 years and they have two young boys. You will usually find Ophelia spending time with her family outside (baseball diamond, soccer field, swimming pool), working out at the gym, or connecting with friends over good food and drink.

Jordan Hurst

Minister of Worship & Missions

jordan@providenceaustin.com

Jordan's bio

Elders & Deacons

The Bible speaks of two offices in the church: elders and deacons. Elders serve the church by leading. They oversee and shepherd the flock (Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:1-2) through the ministry of the Word and prayer. Deacons lead the church by serving. They meet practical needs in a spiritual way through the various ministries of the church (Acts 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:13). Both offices point to Jesus, who is "the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls" (1 Peter 2:25) and "the Son of Man who came not to be served, but to serve" (Mark 10:45).

Elders

Marat Chafigoulline
Jason Collins
Kendal Haug
Todd Stewman
Will Walker

Deacons

Ophelia Chafigoulline
Tim Cleveland
Will Fowler
Eric Haug
Lisa Haug
Baird Smith
Monica Smith