Leadership

While God and the Bible are the ultimate authority for East 40 Church of Christ, there is a leadership structure to keep the day-to-day operations and ministry of the church moving forward in the right direction.


The leadership of East 40 has a few integral parts. East 40 Church of Christ is first and foremost an elder-led church. The elders provide oversight, vision, and guidance to the corporate side of the church and most importantly the spiritual side of the church.


Our church staff then provides the leadership and day-to-day decision making during the week. 


At the end of the day, the East 40 leadership hopes that together we can do work that reflects God and brings the members and attendees that much closer to the Jesus.

Our Staff

  • Jared Graves | LEAD MINISTER

    Jared and his family moved to E40 in August of 2017 after a nine year ministry in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University. Jared and his wife, Lindsay, have two boys, Patterson and Brooks.  Jared's mood is often determined on the success of the Kentucky Wildcats.

  • HEATH CLARK | YOUTH & WORSHIP MINISTER

    Heath and his family moved to E40 from Wooster, Ohio following 6 years of ministry at a church as a Youth and Worship Minister. Heath and his wife Allison have been married since 2014 and have a daughter named Reese.  He is a graduate from Liberty University. He is an avid Buckeyes fan and a fan of anything Cleveland sports. In his free time he enjoys hanging with family and friends, a good board game, and playing/listening to music.
  • KELSEY HURSEY | CHILDREN'S MINISTER

    Kelsey and her family have been long time members of East 40. She oversees our children's curriculum, programs, and events. She and her husband, Ross, have two children, Jolene and Rhett.