Meet our staff Team

The staff team of H2O Church is made up of men and women who love, care and pray for the students and community at BGSU. We love leading a collegiate church together and believe that college students have incredible potential. That is why we take it as a great privilege to lead this community. If you have any questions or would like to talk with us, please feel free to reach out to us!

  • Bryan Wiles

    pastor & Campus Director

    ​Why H2O Staff? When I came to BGSU as a freshman God used this church to radically change my life. I was amazed by the friendships, the commitment to each other and most of all the commitment to following Jesus completely. So when it came time for me to graduate I felt a sense of calling, that God wanted me to stay part of what He was doing in this church and on campus at BGSU. I joined the staff team in the summer of 2002, and I have been so thankful to be part of an amazing team of people who are seeking to bring glory to God by reaching students in Bowling Green.

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  • Matt Pardi

    Pastor & H2O Network Director

    Why H2O staff? My favorite part about being on staff with H2O is the opportunity to work with tomorrow's leaders who are passionate about serving Christ. That never gets old!


  • Matthew McClure

    Pastor & Campus Director

    Why H2O Staff? I love seeing young men and women encounter God and be sent on mission with Him. I love to teach the Bible and theology, mentor students, and shape the vision for the future of the church. 

    What refreshes you? Listening to podcasts, reading books on culture and mission, sipping too expensive coffee, watching movies with my kids, and going on dates with Tiffany!

  • Lauren BALLARD

    campus director

    ​Why H2O Staff? On staff I love being able to minister to the young women in our church. I always feel so humbled by how God works in their lives and the small role I get to play. Watching women grow spiritually, personally and in leadership one of my favorite things. 

    What refreshe you? I enjoy going on adventures, spending time in nature, trying new things, traveling and hanging out with my husband, family and friends.


    Campus Director

    What do you love about being on staff?  I love getting to share life with students who are deciding how they want to live. Getting to point students to a truly fulfilling life is a blast!

    How did you first find out about H2O? I found out about H2O when I was a student. Me and a buddy were thinking, "well, it might be good to check out a church while we are in college," so we wandered into H2O in the student union. Having a church I could walk to was a game changer!



    campus Director | Church planter

    ​Why H2O Staff? What I love about being on staff is working with some amazing people who love God and love investing in others. I joined the H2O church staff team because of the impact the church had on my life as a student.

    What do you enjoy?  I enjoy overcoming challenges and investing in young leaders.

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    WOMEN'S MINISTRY Lead | National Collegiate Board Counsel

    ​Why H2O Staff? I love having the opportunity to impact college students by pointing them back to Jesus in all areas of their lives. Seeing the passion and desire of those at h2o Church is inspiring to me.

    How did you first find out about H2O?  I got involved with h2o Church my first day on campus as a student at BGSU. After getting a flyer and attending the first meeting, I was hooked!

  • jILL bEEBE

    Digital & print communications lead   |   H2O Network team lead

    ​Why H2O Staff? There is no other influential time in a person's life greater than when making important life changing decisions solo for the first time. I believe that the leaders and staff have truly sincere hearts to lead students in making the ultimate life decision to follow Jesus Christ.

    What do you love about being on staff?  I love our staff team of visionaries and servants who strive to be culturally relevant while holding steadfast to the timeless teachings of the Bible. As a designer, it is a sweet spot to be creative in while knowing that the work is an effective and necessary tool in our culture to inviting others into this faith community.

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    Production & building team lead |  sunday coordinator

    Why H2O Staff? I’m excited to be working on staff with h2o because seeing students give their life to Christ and become more like him is the greatest thing I have every experienced.

    How did you find out about H2O? I found out about H2O through my sister Jesi who was a student at BGSU. Even though I didn't graduate from BGSU I visited H2O and immediately knew this is where God was calling me to be.


  • Tessa Mitan

    video team lead |  student leader development

    Why did you join the H2O Staff Team? When I was a student I saw God was doing amazing things in and through the lives of students and I knew I had to be a part of it. I also discovered that I had a passion for discipleship and women's ministry.


  • Alfonso Mack

    FCA team lead |  well, prayer, & campus outreach lead

    What do you love about being on staff?  I love being able to meet new students and share the love of Christ. 

    What refreshes you? I enjoy being able to live out the gospel everyday in a community of believers that genuinely care about others. 


  • Tiffany mcclure

    women's ministry lead

    Why did you join H2O Staff? My college years at BGSU were impacted so much by being involved in H2O. It is where I first experienced true community with other believers. I believe that college students live at such a powerful season in their lives. They get to chose what they will give their time, attention and life to, which will affect what they will do and who they will be as they leave college. I feel beyond blessed that I get to meet students to hear their stories and join them on their journey of uncovering more of Jesus. 

    What do you like to do for fun? I love to dance! I took ballet classes forever when I was younger so I like busting moves around my house with my 4 kids! I love conversation and learning about people. I love figuring out parenting and eating Mexican food with my husband, Matthew. 

  • Abby Paskvan

    Music team lead |  finance team lead |  Intern Team Lead

    Why did you come on staff with H2O? I went to school at BGSU and got my Masters in Business Administration for the purpose to help non profits reach their full potential in whatever their mission was. I have had a heart to serve for as long as I can remember and I simply wanted to be used wherever there was a need. I found the need on the BGSU campus and feel that God has strategically placed me here to use my degree to help serve this growing church. 

  • Danny Carder

    worship team lead

    Why did you join the H2O Bowling Green Staff team? I found out about H2O my freshman year from a friend who was going to a life group! I came on staff with H2O because of the huge impact that this church has had on my life as a Christian. I want to be able to help students come to experience the life-changing love of Jesus. I love working with this team because we all have a passion for helping people come to know Christ for themselves. They really care for each other and for our students.


  • Katie Camp

    FIT & Social media team lead |  well & Campus OUtreach Lead

    How did you first find out about H2O? I came to campus early for a summer scholarship program my freshman year and both of my RAs went to H2O. They started a Bible study for the people on our floor, always took me along with them to Sunday services, and baptized me the following semester--needless to say they are two of my very best friends to this day!

    What made you decide to come on staff? Not too long ago I was the freshman girl on campus in a world of hurt looking for God's love and I now get to come alongside women who are questioning those same things. I am passionate about inviting students into truly discovering who they are, who they belong to, and why they are here.


  • jadon nichols

    Video team lead |  student groups lead |  campus outreach team lead

    Why did you join the H2O Staff? H2O Church was an intricate part of my walk with God throughout college. As a freshman, I struggled with my identity and finding fulfillment in life. I got connected with a life group that loved on me and spoke truth into my life. I hope to meet the students who struggle to find their identity and point them to Jesus.

    What do you like to do in your free time? I’m a big fan of going to the movie theater, playing basketball, writing, meeting new people, spending time with my wife, hanging with my guys, and playing Pokémon (still trying to catch em all).


  • Tom Gerberich

    youth group & H2O Kids Lead |  FCA Lead |  Outreach Team Lead

    Why did you come on staff with H2O? My wife, Marin, and I started attending H2O as city members in June 2019 and fell in love with the church. I love youth and college ministry, and as I was praying and seeking a ministry position, God opened doors at H2O and I felt his calling to join staff!

    What refreshes you? I love playing sports and games in my free time! Whether tennis at BGHS, disc golf at Carter park, Spikeball in my backyard, or pick up basketball at the Naz, you're bound to see me out doing something! When I'm not doing those things, I love spending time with my wife and playing board/video games.

  • Jason Sands

    video team lead

    What did you join the H2O Bowling Green staff team? I love watching people being turned into leaders. Watching them grow into people that are willing to follow Christ and see where that takes them. I came on staff here at H2O because I felt God pulling me away from the ministry I wanted to do (middle school and high school) and putting me in the ministry He wanted me to do. 

  • Shawn Salada

    Support staff

    What do you love about being on staff? I love working with this amazing team, and seeing students take their faith as their own and grow into the men and women God made them to be.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Family, friends, video games technology, movies, anime


  • Andy Livingston


    What do you love about being on staff? I love that I get to be a friend, and a leader on campus to students, along with sharing the gospel to students from all walks of life. In addition, it is a passion of mine to see students grow into the men and women that God has called them to be.  

    What do you enjoy doing for fun? I enjoy playing soccer, any kind of athletic activity, reading, and playing video games.


  • Blake Ross

    support staff || MINISTRY TEAM DEVELOPMENT

    How did you first hear about H2O? I first found out about H2O during move-in when they were handing out water bottles and snow cones. 

    What do you love about being on staff? I love being able to build relationships with students and walk alongside them as they grow closer to Jesus. 

  • Lacy Tembo


    Why did you join the H2O Staff? H2O Church is where the Lord transformed my life with the gospel, and He has given me a huge desire to be a part of this team so I can be a vessel for the Him to do the same in the lives of others. 

    What do you love about being on staff? I love how this team is a family on mission together, and it’s a safe place for us to challenge and encourage one another.

  • Ashley Wiedbusch

    support staff || Ministry Team development

    How did you find out about H2O? I found out about H2O through snowcones and filled out a connection card which lead me to attend a lifegroup.

    What do you love about being on staff? I love being on staff because I get to help people find and follow Jesus as well as working on things behind the scenes!

  • Julianna Larkin

    church plant staff || Ministry team development

    How did you first find out about H2O? When I was on a college visit at BGSU, I walked by an H2O tent and got a snow cone from some of the student leaders! I ended up staying for a church service and was blown away by how many college students wanted to come to church and praise the Lord on campus! During that service, the Lord whispered in my ear "Welcome Home"! I knew in that moment that I had to be a part of this church!  (It was the best decision of my life!)

    What do you like to do in your spare time? I love eating ice cream, hammocking, watching Disney movies, and working out!

  • Natalie McPheron

    church plant staff || Ministry Team Development

    Why did you come on staff with H2O? I came on staff because I saw how big of an impact the women in our church had on my faith as a freshman. Their love and mentoring so clearly demonstrated the Gospel and it encouraged me to pursue my faith with a new passion. I want to help women on our campus fall in love with Jesus and pursue the Lord with new passions. 

    How did you first find out about H2O? I had a family friend growing up that was a senior at BGSU my freshman year, she got me plugged in my first day on campus. 


  • Josh McPheron

    Church plant staff || Ministry Team Development

    What do you love about being on staff? I love that I get to be a part of a community that is passionate about Jesus. The people around me love one another with such a biblical love. Everyone on staff cares about those around them, and they are so intentional with students.

    What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy time in God's Word, listening to podcasts, superhero movies, and playing basketball with others.