Say hello to our Ministers & Staff at EB.

Meet our Ministers and Staff

Chris Barnett - Lead Minister

Chris has been the preaching at EB since 2010 and believes the Good News of Jesus should never be boring. Chris met his wife, Tonya, while failing Analytical Chemistry at Auburn. They have two children, Emily and Micah. You can contact Chris at


Marco Diaz - Hispanic Minister

Marco is originally from Guatemala, and has been serving leading our Hispanic Ministry since 2014. He loves to bring people to Christ and to know Him better. Marco loves to serve people because every time he serves them it is like serving the Lord. He also likes to see their faces full of happiness when they receive some service that comes from God. Marco is fascinated to carry out the work that God commanded him to do and thus fulfill the great commission. Marco is married to Marleny, and they have grown children and many grandchildren. Contact him at

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7

Brittany Bischell - Children's Minister

Brittany joined the East Brainerd team in 2022 as our Connections Minister. She begin leading EBK at the end of 2023. She loves to see children grow in the Lord and connect families to the church. Brittany is married to Jordan and they have three children, Evelyn, Ezra, and Knox. Connect with her at


Stephen Walker - Young Adult Community Minister

Stephen has been at EB since 2017 and is originally from Memphis, TN. He is passionate about scripture and loves encountering God in the outdoors. He uses these passions to grow deeper relationships among our young adults so they have a community of Jesus followers to lean on and lift up. Contact him at

“Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”-John 6:35

Sean White - Family Minister

Sean has been at EB since 2014 and is focused on helping people grow in their relationship with God and each other. At EB, he works on connecting with families to build their faith at home and get better connected with other families at church. He is married to Sheena and they have two children, Colin and Maddox. Contact him at

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10

Aubrey Wood - Youth Minister

Aubrey began his ministry career at East Brainerd over 20 years ago. After a few other stops, Aubrey rejoined the East Brainerd staff in June of 2024. Aubrey is married to Robin and they have five children, Wyatt, Justus, Hurst, Kam, and Finely. Contact him at

"Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel" - Ephesians 6:19

Kimberly Highfield - Finance

Kimberly has been working at EB for well over a decade and keeps track of all our finances. Kimberly is married to Gary and has grown children and many grandchildren. Contact her at


Kathryn Walker - Front Office Administrator

Kathryn joined our team in 2023. She is married to David.

Meet our Preschool Staff

Stephanie Daniel - Preschool Director

Stephanie has worked with the preschool and East Brainerd in a number of ways, and has been the Preschool Director since 2016. She loves children and families, and helps make sure our preschool is full of love, joy, and learning. Contact her at


Betsy Waldrep - Assistant Preschool Director

Betsy has worked with preschool age children for many years and has been the Assistant Director since 2016.