Meet Our Staff
Chuck Maxwell, Administrative and Lead Teaching Pastor
Chuck, his wife Ann, and their two children, Hannah (now Hannah Christensen) and Rob, were part of the original core group that helped start Northbrook Church in 1993. In the beginning, Chuck was on the road playing Christian music. As the church grew, he was brought on staff and has fulfilled various roles in the short history of Northbrook. Currently, he does most of the preaching on Sundays, and oversees the primary day to day administration of the church and ministry leaders. He loves the St. Louis Cardinals, football, and golf, watching and playing. Ann is a nurse in Jackson and helps with children's ministry and the worship team. Chuck has a BA in Religion and Masters in Christian Studies from Union University.
Leo Baxter, Assoc. Pastor of Students, Families, Worship, & Communications
Leo, his wife, Ariel, and their three kids (Ethan, Lydia, and Ada) have been with Northbrook since April of 2014. Leo serves in the role of leading the Student Ministry, facilitating Sunday worship, and assisting with preaching, teaching, and communications. He grew up in Mobile, AL, and is a graduate from the University of Mobile. He loves football, keeping up with the latest tech, music, and movies.
Cindy Stookey, Children's Ministry Director
Cindy began teaching Vacation Bible School as a teenager under the instruction of her grandmother. It was then that God developed in her a desire to serve Him through children. She graduated from Union University in 1993 with a BA degree in Social Work with a minor in Religion. As a founding member of Northbrook, she has been actively involved in the Children's Ministry from the very beginning. She loves hosting creative events for kids, women's small group Bible studies, and cooking.
Pastoral Leadership Team
Northbrook is led in our vision and ministry focus by a team of elders we refer to as the Pastoral Leadership Team. Currently our pastoral leaders are: Wayne Rushing, Rob Harris, Roger Smith, Graham Mayfield, Leo Baxter, and Chuck Maxwell.
Ministry Leadership Team
The Ministry Leadership Team consists of leaders from each area of ministry of Northbrook. Walt Weber is the team leader, and he coordinates the various ministry heads together in order to promote unity and vision among the areas of service in the church. The team leaders and their respective ministry areas are:
- Walt Weber - Ministry Leadership Team Coordinator
- Jason Brooks - Management
- Tom Hubbard - Compassion
- Karen Larsen - Personnel
- Stephanie Ganaway - Rolling Acres
- Mike Browand - Safety
- Renee Brooks, & Scott Lancaster - Worship Arts
- Donne Smith & Sarah Mayfield - Ministry to Women
- Larry Butler - Building & Grounds
- Robert Lynn - Missions
- Diane Thompson - Hospitality