Meet the leadership team here at Lifeway Church

Meet our leadership

Meet the leadership team at Lifeway Church. Got questions for the lead team at Lifeway? Contact us by clicking here.

Bruce & Sheila Rhodes - Senior Pastors

Bruce & Sheila, in obedience to God, launched Lifeway Church in 2008. They met in Bible College and have been in ministry for...(a long time). This year they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. They have one daughter, Elizabeth who is 28 and serves in leadership here at Lifeway. And they have 2 standard poodles (Solomon and Sophie) that keep them running and laughing.

"The best is yet to come!" - Pastors Bruce & Sheila

Jari Wilson - Assistant to Pastors

Jari Wilson joined the Lifeway Church leadership team in 2016. Jari, her husband Alvin and daughters, Victoria and Stephanie serve the Lifeway family in many different areas. She wears many hats and helps the entire Lifeway Church staff stay focused and organized!

Elizabeth Rhodes - Creative & Marketing

Elizabeth Rhodes has been serving in ministry since birth! She has a degree in marketing and graphic design and loves to create. She helps Lifeway Church look awesome, loves to lead worship each Sunday with the Vertical Worship Team and also leads our High School ministry. Elizabeth is passionate about using marketing and creative arts to communicate Christ. She loves a good chai tea latte, organization by color coding, and all things Star Wars!

Michael Allen - Production & Middle School

Michael Allen has been serving at Lifeway since 2010. Since then has served in many capacities and always does with his whole heart. Michael ministers to our Middle School Youth... (they love him!) He has a heart to see this generation Love God and Serve the King! Michael also leads the Production Department (audio, media, lighting, video). He loves to communicate the love of God anyway he can! 

"If it was easy, everyone would be doing it." - Michael

Carson Seawell - Facilities and Grounds

Carson Seawell has served at Lifeway Church for over 8 years! He heads up our Facilities and Grounds team and helps to keep Lifeway Church looking clean inside and out! When he’s not serving you’ll find him jogging, mountain bike riding, reading up on the latest science news, or telling a crazy dad joke! Carson loves to be a blessing anyway in any way he can. If it’s broke, he can fix it

Guy & Orysia Ciappini - Host Team & Altar Care

Guy & Orysia Ciappini have been attending and serving at Lifeway Church since 2012. Guy leads our Host Team and helps to create a welcoming environment the moment you walk in our auditorium. Orysia oversees our Altar & Prayer Team who are available at the end of each service for prayer and agreement. Together, Guy & Orysia Ciappini love to pray and encourage other believers and are a blessing to everyone around them! 

Trina Claiborne - Greeting & Parking Lot Teams

Trina Claiborne has the best smile and the warmest hugs this side east of the Mississippi! Trina leads our Greeting and Parking Lot Teams – some of the first faces you’ll see upon driving or walking in to Lifeway Church! Trina is a professional nutrition and life coach, and when she’s not serving you can find her working on her latest book, making a YouTube video for her channel, or cooking up an amazing healthy meal! Trina is an amazing part of the Lifeway Church leadership team! 

Nancy Huffman - Cafe Team

Nancy Huffman is our Café team lead and makes sure our amazing Connect Café is always stocked with the yummiest treats and the best coffee on Sunday mornings! Whether it’s a dark roast or a vanilla iced coffee, Nancy makes sure her team keeps the caffeine flowing! When Nancy is not serving up at the Connect Café, her and her husband David own and operate Coffee & Sweet Spot Bakery in downtown Auburn, GA!