Staff

Alex Schwartz | High School Director | (224) 234-1751
Mackay Lee | Middle School Director | (901) 261-2172
Sara Stanton | Associate Director, Middle School | (901) 261-2174
Casi Stansbury | Associate Director, High School | (901) 261-4338
Cari Baird | Ministry Assistant | (901) 261-2171

 

Alex Schwartz | High School Director
 

After graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University and ministering for nearly 10 years in the student ministries of churches all across the Midwest, Alex joined the student team of Christ Church in the summer of 2017. As the High School Director, Alex relies on his diverse spiritual giftings and his incredible team. He strives to fulfill his calling in this role: to cause a generation to encounter the living God, discover their identity as sons and daughters and become apostolic leaders who change every aspect of world. Alex’s prophetic insights and visionary leadership have made him uniquely suited for this ministry. 

Alex is an avid coffeeshop connoisseur and a picky coffee drinker. A Chicago native, Alex also enjoys cheering for his favorite sports teams (Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Fighting Irish football and Hawkeye wrestling). Each winter, you can find him praying for an opportunity to do his absolute favorite thing: go snowboarding.


Mackay Lee | Middle School Director
 

Mackay and his wife Jocelyn moved to Memphis in the summer of 2015 to answer a call that God had put on their lives. Mackay joined the Student Ministry team in June 2015, and Jocelyn joined Cornerstone Prep’s staff as the school counselor. Prior to moving to Memphis, the couple lived in Savannah, GA, where Mackay served at a Methodist church as a director for a student ministries program for six years. He graduated from Duke Divinity in 2014 with a Master of Arts in Christian Practices. Both Mackay and Jocelyn love Memphis and are constantly amazed and blessed to be part of what God is doing within the lives of Christ Church students and parents, within the Christ Church congregation and within the city at large. 


Sara Stanton | Associate Director, Middle School
 

Sara joined the Student Ministry team in February 2015 by way of Somerset, KY, where she served as a Director of Youth Ministries for two and a half years. She is a proud Tennessee native (Go Vols!) and grew up in and around Nashville, her favorite city. Sara attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY, where she met her husband Micah. They graduated in 2011 and welcomed a daughter, Nora, in 2014 and a son, Wyatt, in 2016. Sara’s hope is to help girls and young women understand how wide, long, high and deep Christ’s love is. Sara loves Jesus, hates raisins and is thankful every day for living in Memphis because the food here is so darn good. 


Casi Stansbury | Associate Director, High School
 

We are excited to add Casi Stansbury to our team as the Associate High School Director. Casi graduated from Visible Music College with a Worship Leadership degree in 2015. She has worked at Christ Church since the summer of 2015 and has been in Student Ministry since September 2016. 

Since then, she has enjoyed hundreds of cups of coffee with our high school students. She is excited to expand her influence as a full-time staff member. Casi is married to Jeremy, has two cats (Huck & Granger) and plans to retire in either Narnia or The Shire.


Cari Baird | Ministry Assistant
 

Cari joined the Student Ministry team in December 2015. Cari and her husband George have been Christ Church members since 1998 and have two sons, Evans and Wilson. Cari and George have been involved in Student Ministry since Evans transitioned to Student Ministry. It started with Cari serving pizza on Wednesday nights, attending trips with Evans and helping wherever else needed. Cari's responsibilities include administrative duties for the Student Ministry staff and serving as the first point of contact for parents if they have a question or need helping registering for an event.