Luke Parker - Lead pastor
Luke is a Phoenix native. He has been in ministry in a variety of contexts for upwards of 15 years, and he began The Spring Midtown in March of 2017 in his family's living room. He studied Biochemistry at the University of Arizona and later received a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has a lovely wife, Jessica, and two boys, Matthew (3) and Sam (1). He loves reading books, gardening, going on adventures in the mountains, and playing with his sons.
For questions on community groups, getting connected, or faith and life in general, you can contact Luke at
Clint Leavitt - Pastoral Apprentice
Clint is a born and raised Phoenician. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a BA in English and earned his Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, focusing much of his degree on the interplay between theology and culture. He is passionate about the power of stories and how they connect to human spirituality, and thus is a film and literature fanatic. He also loves playing, watching, and creating all types of sports, remaining regularly active as much as possible. He and his wife, Emily, have been attending The Spring since Summer 2018; they love to travel, and are always fans of new restaurants, activities, drinks, and adventures. Clint and Emily live in North Central Phoenix.
For questions on community groups, getting connected, or faith and life in general, you can contact Clint at
Emily Adams - Elder
Emily is a graduate of Grand Canyon University, where she earned a BA in Theology with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry. She is passionate about community, women's empowerment, and missions. Emily and her husband, Austin, have attended The Spring Midtown since its beginnings in early 2017. Outside of church, she enjoys many of the finer things in life, like petting dogs and 90's themed costume parties.
You can contact Emily at
adam mcanally - elder
From 2014-2016, Adam McAnally served as an ordained elder in the Presbyterian church at the Spring Church in Tempe. He currently works for Salt River Project in their Regulatory Policy department. He received his BA from the University of Arizona in Political Science and his Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University with an emphasis in Finance. He also currently serves on the boards of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. Adam, his wife Elena, and their daughter Isabella live in midtown Phoenix.
For questions on finances, you can contact Adam at
Paige Vender - elder
Paige is a home grown Arizonan. She is from Tucson, AZ, and earned her BA from the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!). Conveniently enough, Paige is also fond of cats herself! She retains a huge heart for Tucson today, and her family still resides there. She has lived in Phoenix for three years, currently working at USAA as an Insurance Agent. She loves to cook, be outside, hike, and live in community with others! She also works with YoungLife in the greater Phoenix area.
For questions on Kids Ministry, you can contact Paige at
Colter Bloxom - Elder
Colter has his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. He and his wife Katie have been attending The Spring Midtown since 2017. In his spare time, Colter likes to host parties, study psychology, take care of his yard, and also enjoys (or endures) watching the Phoenix Suns. Colter and Katie's family is rounded out by their energetic and affectionate dog, Macy.
For questions on faith and health, you can contact Colter at firstname.lastname@example.org.