John Abel


John has been at Woodland since 2008. Prior to coming to Woodland John was counseling in the community. He has been pastoring and counseling for over 20 years. He brings a passion to see God's people connect with God through prayer, worship and ministry. Come and meet John on any Sunday, or call the office at 502-245-5416 to schedule a time to meet with John.

Besides his time at Woodland, John loves to camp, play golf, and see others grow in their faith. John and his wife have 3 beautiful daughters.

Larry Secrest

Worship Leader

Larry joined us in June 2012. He has spent most of his life involved in music programs in and out Church. He has a passion for worshipping God through music and drama.

Along with his wife Kasie, he has two daughters: Mackenzie and Olivia. He is an avid sports fan, and can talk about anything NFL. He is also a HUGE fan of the NFL Arizona Cardinals.

Lisa Shawver

Youth Leader

Lisa joined Woodland's staff in June 2015. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Youth Ministry in 2014, during and after which time she's enjoyed the privilege of helping a few churches pioneer youth ministries. She's enjoying this new adventure of growing and sustaining the youth ministry at Woodland. She's passionate about building authentic relationships with students and their parents and growing young leaders, and enjoys opportunities to chat with students over coffee, join their families for dinner, or offer rides home from school.

When Lisa is not youth-ministering, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and daughter, enjoying a conversation with a friend over a cup of tea, and reading classic literature.


Elizabeth Shaw

Children's Leader

Elizabeth joined our staff in the fall of 2016 to lead our children's program. She has been involved as a parent and teacher for many years here at Woodland.

Sharon Key

Church Office and Financial Secretary

Sharon has been with the Church for over 15 years. She keeps the office running like a well oiled machine.