Church Planter Cohort VI (2019-2020)

Members of our Church Planter Cohort spend a year developing the skills necessary to sustain health, fruitful ministry as they plant or replant a church. Church planter cohorts start each Fall. The current cohort members are below.

You can find more information on how we help church planters here. And, you can begin the process to apply for our next cohort by completing an interest form here.

BRODERICK CONNESERO

BRODERICK CONNESERO

Broderick is planting The Common, a church in Memphis’s Orange Mound neighborhood. He is originally from Compton, CA but has been in Memphis for over twenty years. He has worked in ministry for several churches and organizations during his time in Memphis and most recently participated in a church planting residency with Living Hope Church. He studied at Mid America Seminary and Memphis Center of Urban Theological Studies. He is married to Dione and has three children, Jessica, Jayla and Nyles.

DARYN KINNEY

DARYN KINNEY

Daryn is planting Local Church St. Pete in St. Petersburg, FL. He has pastored for twenty years in the Tampa Bay area, fifteen of those years in St. Petersburg. He enjoys music and has led worship teams longer than he’s pastored. He is a graduate of Faith Theological Seminary (MA) and the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College. Daryn married Valerie in 1999 and they have three boys Jude, Shay, and Silas.

JAKE LEDET

JAKE LEDET

Jake will be planting Northbrook Church in North Fort Worth, where he has lived since he was twelve. Jake is currently the Biblical Living Pastor at the Paradox Church in Fort Worth. He has served on staff at a number of churches in the Fort Worth area since 2003. Jake is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. He and his wife Ginger have been married for 11 years and have four children: Sophia, Wyatt, Lily, and Nate.

JOE MARQUEZ

JOE MARQUEZ

Joe is currently re-planting Freeway Church in Cary, NC. He was born in Los Angeles and led the youth ministry for Southlands Church (Orange County, CA) before moving to Eastern North Carolina in 2012 to join One Harbor Church where he served as an executive pastor then youth pastor. Joe’s wife Rosalind leads the hospitality team at Freeway and they just adopted a beautiful one year old, Gemma.

MICHAEL JOHNSON

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Michael will be planting Rantoul Community Church in Rantoul, IL. Michael is originally from the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove. He is a pastoral resident at Christ Community Church in Urbana, IL. Michael is currently studying at Urbana Theological Seminary. He and his wife Chasity, have a son Aiden, and two daughters Piper and Mercy and are anticipating baby number four in November.

CEDRIC LAUCHNER

CEDRIC LAUCHNER

Cedric will be planting Dream Church in the Springfield neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL, one of the most impoverished areas of the city. He is currently serving at The District Church in Jacksonville as a Pastoral Resident. He was on staff at a number churches throughout his time in ministry, serving as a variety of ways, from pastoral intern to lead pastor. Cedric and his wife Chardel have been married for twenty-two years and have four children, Elijah, Joshua, Journey, and Daniel.

DEREK KIMES

DEREK KIMES

Derek will be planting TrailView Church in South Fort Worth, the area he lived in high school. He currently serves on staff at Stonegate Church in Midlothian, TX as the Church Planting Resident, a position focused on preparing and sending him out to church plant. Derek holds degrees from Dallas Baptist University (BA) and Southwestern Seminary (MDiv). Derek and his wife Rachel have three children, twin boys and a daughter.

JARRIAN WILSON

JARRIAN WILSON

Jarrian (JayWill) is planting City of Refuge in the Eau Claire Community of his hometown, Columbia, SC. JayWill was previously a teaching pastor of Generation Church in Columbia and is currently a church planting resident at Riverside Community Church in Columbia. He completed his studies at the Christian Leaders Institute. He and Krystal have been married for eight years and they have a seven-year old son, Zion.

JOEL MCCARTY

JOEL MCCARTY

Joel will be planting New Eden Church in Decatur, AL. He is currently Pastor of Missional Life & Creative Arts at Summit Crossing Community Church in Athens, AL, where he has served in a number of roles from the past five years. He is married to Kristy and they have four children, Kadyn, Everleigh, Scarlett and Madi Wren.