Our Elders

Elders for the July 2021-June 2022 Term

The elders are the spiritual leaders of the church. They serve under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the head, to lead the congregation to accomplish its mission. Elders are first proven as ministry leaders and then assume the additional responsibility of overseeing and shepherding the congregation.

The following names have been presented and affirmed by members of the congregation:

Brian Crosley

Brian and his wife Lisa are 29-year residents of Harrison and have been active members of LifeSpring since 2008, when we began meeting at Harrison High School. They have 3 daughters; Hillary (Clifton) Loucks, Kelsey (Caleb) Herrick and Whitney (Ben) Sams. All are part of the Lifespring Family. Brian serves in the Finance team with the counting teams. Additionally, Brian serves with Lisa in the nursery. He and Lisa are members of the Bowman LifeGroup. He enjoys traveling, coaching Harrison youth, and spending time with family. Brian is an Engineer and is currently the Director of Quality at HillRom. He is excited about what God has in store for the future of the church and the impact Lifesping is making on families in our community.
Contact Brian at: Bcrosley87@gmail.com

Ed Hampton

Ed Hampton and his wife Bethany have been members of LifeSpring since its launch in the Harrison High School cafeteria in 2008. They have two daughters, Kayla and Hattie. Ed became a Christian through Young Life, a non-denominational high school ministry, and has a passion for seeing people’s lives transformed by Jesus. He is active in discipleship in a variety of outlets including Starting Point, leading a LifeGroup, giving messages and discipling a couple guys. He loves being outside, traveling and playing with Hattie. Ed is a history major currently pretending to be a scientist at P&G, working on the Swiffer brand. One of Ed’s passion areas is to see the body of Christ changing lives and being changed every day of the week where we live, work & play. 
Contact Ed at: hampton.e@pg.com

Ken McLean

Ken McLean and his wife Jan have been members of LifeSpring (from its pre-multisite days) for over 50 years. They have two daughters; Bethany (Josh) and Alyssa (fiancé Clay), and three grandchildren. Ken has served as an elder at LifeSpring for over 20 years and currently co-leads the Starting Point class and a weekly LifeGroup. He also serves on the Prayer, Pastoral Visitation, and First Impressions teams. Ken is a  Registered Nurse and works as a Senior Surgical Assistant for the TriHealth Heart Institute. Ken is passionate about God’s work and is very excited about what God has in store for the future of the church at LifeSpring Community and around the world. 
Contact Ken at: heavenlyhelpers@juno.com

Don Smith

Don Smith and his wife Anne have been active members of LifeSpring since 2008. They have two children; Donny (Kelly) Smith and Jenny (Dan) Hauer along with seven grandchildren, who all are part of the church family. Don served as an elder at the Harrison Church of Christ and for the last thirteen years at LifeSpring. He also serves on the Finance Team. When not working or serving, they enjoy family time and RV’ing. Don is an engineer and construction company owner of Smith & Brown Contractors, Inc. Don and his family love being part of a church that is actively “Joining God in Restoring a Broken World” and looks forward to what God has in store for all of us in the years to come. 
Contact Don at: dsmith@sbcon.net

Jerry Varney

Jerry Varney and his wife Sandy have been active members of LifeSpring for almost six years. They have four children; Brittany, Jeff (Michelle), Nick (Leah), and Matt (Sara), along with eight grandchildren, all of which are part of the church family. Jerry serves on the Food Pantry and First Impressions teams. Additionally, he and his wife are leading a LifeGroup in their home. They love to travel and spend time with their grandchildren. Jerry is Vice President and Director of Contract Administration for Cincinnati Financial Corporation. He is excited to be a part of a church community and ministry that God is using to impact and change lives.
Contact Jerry at: Jerry_Varney@cinfin.com

Chris Witzgall

Chris Witzgall has been married to his wife Denise for 35 years. They have two awesome, young-adult children: son Sean, who is married to Ally, and daughter Ashley. Chris prides himself in leading others with a servant heart and mindset. While working at G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc., he led a team of highly motivated and talented people that was relentless in always finding ways to improve processes and make the business more profitable. Chris’ other interests include being a Co-owner of D1 Training Fitness, a Health and Wellness Coach (IDLife distributor), Chairman of Board for Women of Alabaster Ministry, LifeSpring Christian Community Church leadership, and Pan Ohio Hope Ride team lead. He also enjoys fitness, golf, and serving wherever needed.
Contact Chris at: cwitzgall@gmail.com



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