Staff Updates

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Alex Schwartz

It's with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of Alex in Student Ministries. Alex's love for God, his passion for teaching the Bible and the friendships he built with parents and students have been a blessing to those involved in the High School Ministry.

Alex has accepted a position in Hudson, Ohio, as a Middle School Pastor for a nondenominational, multi-site church. His last day will be May 31 so he can transition to his new assignment as the summer begins.

As Alex recently shared, "It has been a privilege to serve the youth and families of Christ Church. I am proud of the progress our team has made toward the key goals of this ministry in the last two years. These years have been an invaluable learning experience, and I will always remember the incredible people that I have served and served alongside throughout my time here. I wish all of Christ Church and its staff all the best moving forward!"

Mackay Lee will assume the position as overall Director of Student Ministries for the summer. June Clare Pilcher will continue to work with middle school students while Casi Stansbury continues to work with high school students. In addition, we'll have four interns serving in the ministry throughout the summer.

Mackay, June Clare and Casi are developing a survey for parents and students as we do an overall assessment of programming and staffing for High School Ministry.


Shekinah Toebbe

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Shekinah is the new worship leader for The Table.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Shekinah moved to Memphis in 2011 to attend a local music college and pursue a music career. Being raised in church, she was exposed to music at a very young age and grew up participating in a variety of worship environments.

She met her husband Nick in college while here in Memphis, earned a bachelor's in Songwriting from Visible Music College and a master of arts in Cultural Apologetics from an online program at Houston Baptist University. Shekinah is very passionate about rediscovering meaning and purpose through conversation and creative storytelling. Outside of church walls, you will find her entertaining tourists downtown, teaching young aspiring musicians, playing a rock show and writing new music of her own to share with the world.

Welcome to the Christ Church staff, Shekinah! We're glad to have you on our team!