Jim is currently serving Southridge as our Transitional Pastor. Jim also leads the Developing Leader workgroup at the Missouri Baptist Convention. His wife Paula serves as a Client Trust Administrator at the Missouri Baptist Foundation. Jim and Paula were both raised in Missouri and recently returned after 20 years in Colorado planting and revitalizing churches and raising their 3 children. Their oldest son Perry is a commercial artist in Kansas City, Ellen works in the House Publications Office in the Capital in Jefferson City and their youngest son Davis is a junior at Baylor University in Waco, TX.
Reuben joined the staff at Southridge on May 2, 1999. He serves as Associate Pastor / Minister of Music. He and his wife Ronnie have two children: Benjamin who is involved in orchestra, and plays piano, bass and harp and is a student at Truman State. Sarah who loves animals of every kind and graduated from MU online. Ronnie is Aquatics Director at our local YMCA. Reuben and Ronnie graduated from Averett College (in Virginia) and Reuben from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Taylor is originally from Denver, Colorado and moved to Jefferson City in May of 2019. Taylor and his family are thrilled to be a part of Southridge and what God is doing here. Prior to coming to Southridge, Taylor served as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Cheyenne Hills Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming and served as a Replant/Revitalization Intern at Calvary Church Englewood in Denver Colorado. He is a graduate of Hannibal Lagrange University and he is thankful that the Lord has led him back to the midwest.
Taylor and his wife Jacquelynn are the proud parents of twin boys, Ezra and Elias. In their free time, Taylor and Jacquee love to go out to breakfast and drink good coffee. Taylor enjoys reading good books, listening to good preaching, playing with his kids, and rooting for any of the Colorado professional sports teams.