Pastor Mark serves Water’s Edge as Lead Pastor. Pastor Mark is a passionate and faithful leader who leads with a servant heart. Mark enjoys cooking, the Terps, and seeing Jesus crash into people’s lives. Mark earned his B.S. in Family Counseling from the University of Maryland and his MDiv from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pastor Anthony serves Water’s Edge as the Associate Pastor and Worship Director. He loves walking with and discipling people as they discover how Jesus is using them in His kingdom. Anthony is married to Tanya, and they have a beautiful baby boy named Soren. Anthony earned his B.A. in Music from Concordia University Irvine and his M.A. in Practical Theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Angela oversees the Women’s Ministry and Children’s Ministry at Water’s Edge. She is fantastic at connecting people of all ages to one another in ways that deepen their relationships with one another and Jesus. Angela and her husband, Brad, have three beautiful children.
Amber works with the pastors on the day-to-day office and pastoral needs of Water’s Edge. She also serves as the Nursery Care Director. Amber believes that no matter how young a child is, there is always an opportunity to plant the seeds of Jesus and help nourish a foundation of Faith. Amber has an education background in Early Childhood Education and has 15 years of experience in her field. Amber and her husband Nick have two beautiful girls and have been with Water’s Edge since its early years.
Matt Schaefer, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Director
Matt serves the middle school and high school students of Water’s Edge. He works alongside Pastor Mark and Pastor Anthony as he disciples our students, so that they may follow Jesus into the rest of their lives. Matt also oversees our Young Adult Ministry, The Garden, and leads worship several Sundays a month. Matt has his B.S. from The University of North Texas. He is married to his beautiful wife, Hannah.
Lisa serves as the Women’s and Children’s Ministry Director at Water’s Edge. Lisa loves teaching and leading our staff and volunteers and to enable our children to grow in God’s calling for their lives. Lisa earned her Associate Degree in Biblical Studies from Lutheran Bible Institute and her B.A. in Elementary and Early Children Education from Houston Baptist University.
Susan serves as the Children’s Ministry Leader and loves engaging the children of Water’s Edge with all of the fabulous teachers and volunteers who bring Children’s DTX to life each Sunday. She is married to Tim, and they have two sons, Teo and Soren. Water’s Edge has been their church home for 17 years.
Clayton Harris, Ministry Intern
Clayton wears many hats at Water’s Edge as he to hopes to one day enter pastoral ministry. He helps lead our Young Adult Ministry and works closely with Matt in discipling our high school students. He also helps out with various roles in worship on Sunday morning. Clayton is working towards his degree in psychology and hopes to attend Concordia Seminary in the future. In his downtime Clayton loves hanging out with people and spending time in the great outdoors.
Pastor Mark and Pastor Anthony work with Matt, Sam, Clayton and Alyssa to disciple the middle school and high school students of Water’s Edge.
Spiritual Leadership Team
Tedd Klovstad – Captain
Casey Simms – Co-Captain
Chris Williamson – Secretary
Stephen Fischer – Treasurer
Brad Grassmuck – Elder