OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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The staff and leadership at Homewood Church are comprised of people who love, care and pray for every single person in our church. If you have questions for any of our staff, please feel free to reach out and call the church office to speak with them.  

  • RICK KAUFHOLD  - EXECUTIVE MINISTER

    Rick Kaufhold has served with Homewood Church of Christ since 1990. During his time at Homewood he has served in a variety of roles. Most currently, he is serving as Executive Minister and Shepherd. Among his responsibilities he provides pastoral care and counseling, administrates the church office and staff, leads the Senior Adult’s Ministry, provides support for missionaries and mission ministries, along with performing his Shepherding duties. He and his wife Lisa have been married since 1972.  They have 4 children and 8 grandkids.  Together they enjoy ministry, grandkids and travel.

  • BRET WALTERS - PREACHING MINISTER

    Bret has served as the Preaching Minister at Homewood since 2011.  Prior to serving at Homewood, Bret was a Sales Executive in the insurance industry from 2003-2010 and worked in management for Carmike Cinemas from 2000-2003.  Bret also served as a Youth Minister Assistant at Rural Hill Church of Christ in Nashville from 2001-2005.  He grew up in the Nashville area and is married to his best friend and wife, Lanie, who is a clinical pharmacist for the VA.  They have two children, Sadie and Grady.  He has a passion for sharing God’s word and has had the privilege of preaching and teaching in various capacities over the years.  Bret holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Masters degree in Christian Studies from Lipscomb University.  He is currently working on a Doctorate of Transformational Leadership degree at Bakke Graduate University.  

  • JUSTIN PEACH - STUDENT MINISTER

    Justin has served as the student minister since 2013. Before moving to Birmingham Justin was the student minister at Una Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, and received a Masters of Theological Studies from Lipscomb University. Justin has been married to his wife Mary Beth for 6 years and they have one son, Jack. 

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  • MORGAN ARY - CHILDREN'S MINISTER

    We are happy to announce and welcome our new Children’s Minister, Morgan Ary.
    Morgan has a Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and holds an Alabama teaching license. Her work record shows a continual path of classroom experience with children. Also, notable is her ongoing volunteer service and leadership in Homewood’s children’s ministry. Morgan, her husband Seth and their children have been at Homewood since 2012. They along with the search team are convinced of God’s Spirit moving in Morgan to pursue ministry to children. We are excited that this new page of her ministry will be here at Homewood.

    SHEPHERDS
  • Stan Tumlin
  • Butch Wear
  • Steve Castleman
  • Steve Brannan
  • Jim Dorris
  • Rick Kaufhold
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Bryan Pruitt
  • Bill Speight