Mark Artrip

Lead Pastor, Movement Church

Mark Artrip is the Lead Pastor at Movement Church in Hilliard, OH. Mark planted Movement Church in 2012 and is one of the two sending churches for Three Creeks Church. Mark is married to wife, Kristin, and they have four children. Mark will serve as an Elder of Three Creeks Church through 2020.


Sean Spoelstra

Lead Pastor, Encounter Church

Sean Spoelstra is the Lead Pastor at Encounter Church in Dublin, OH. Sean planted Encounter Church in 2008 and is one of the two sending churches for Three Creeks Church. Sean is married to wife, Melissa, and they have four children. Sean will serve as an Elder of Three Creeks Church through 2020.



Joel Trainer

Lead Pastor

Joel was born in Ohio, but grew up in Africa, went to high school in Colorado, attended Indiana Wesleyan University, and has worked in camp ministry at both Beulah Beach in Vermilion, OH and Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, MIssouri. He attended the Kanakuk Institute after college, and received his MBA in Christian Leadership from John Brown University. Joel loves sushi, hunting, soccer, golf, and Chipotle – and his greatest joy in life is being a husband to Morgan and a father to his daughter Cooper. Joel and his family live in Gahanna, and are passionate about showing people that a life in love with Jesus is the best life possible.


James Truslow

Creative Arts Director

James grew up on the northeast side of Columbus, has had the opportunity to lead worship in many churches in the Columbus area, and is thrilled to be entering a new season of his life as the Creative Arts Director of Three Creeks Church. After touring with his band, Truslow, for a few years, James felt led by God to be a pastor at a local church. James, his wife Abbey, and their dog Kado live on the northeast side of Columbus and long to see people connect with God and one another.


Cody McManaway

Business Director

Cody works full-time in the financial world, but serves Three Creeks Church by overseeing the church budget and general operations. He is married to Mindy, and together they live in Gahanna.


Abbey Truslow

Connections Director

Abbey is a full-time nurse, but serves our church by helping people get plugged in and connected within our church. She is married to James, and together they live in Westerville.


Morgan Trainer

Small Groups Director

Morgan is a full-time Mom and is passionate about Small Groups and the depth of relationships that are developed in them. Morgan is married to Joel, and together they live in Gahanna.


Erica Jones

Kids Director

Erica is a full-time Mom of three kids and serves Three Creeks Church by leading our Three Creeks Kids program. Erica is married to Ben, and their family lives in Blacklick.


Miah & Jess Williams

Discipleship Directors

Miah works full-time as a facility manager and retreat coordinator, and his wife Jess is a full-time mother, taking care of their 5 children. Miah and Jess serve our church by caring for and counseling for the people in our church. The Williams family lives in Westerville.


Stuart & Jalee Helmuth

Global Impact Directors

Stuart works in real estate and Jalee is a nurse, and these newlyweds live in Gahanna. Stuart and Jalee lead our church’s efforts to impact our ministry partners around the world.


Tyler & Julie Gorham

First Impressions Directors

Tyler works in the medical field, and Julie is a full-time Mom. The Gorhams live in Gahanna, and they lead our First Impressions team, which exists to make sure every person would feel welcome at Three Creeks Church.


Mckenzie Cellar


McKenzie works full-time as an elementary school teacher and serves our church by leading our efforts to serve the city and people of Gahanna.

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