Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Thom Redmond

Lead Pastor

Thom earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Miami, Florida, and later attended Regent University in Virginia Beach, earning a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Thom's career took an exciting turn as he ventured into the world of news. He spent several years as a news anchor and reporter in Florida and Ohio, gaining valuable experience. However, his thirst for knowledge and spiritual growth led him to Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.

During his time at the seminary, Thom started his pastoral journey as the Associate Pastor of Faith Community Church. After seminary, he relocated with his wife Michelle and daughters Rachel and Mandi to Manassas, Virginia, where they planted Liberty Community Church in 2004.  In 2011, Thom moved to Lafayette, Indiana, serving as the Associate and now Lead Pastor for C3 church.

Thom has married his wife Michelle for thirty years, and his daughters are married. Rachel and Mandi are both serving in ministry at First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge. Thom is also blessed with a grandson, Matthias Paul.  

Thom’s vision for C3 is twofold: First, it should be a church that provides the best opportunity to become devoted followers of Jesus, and second, it should offer each individual a place for healing and encouragement through life’s journey.
 
Thom's favorite life verse is Psalm 91. 

Todd Hair

Associate Pastor

Todd Hair has served in pastoral ministry for 28 years, passionately dedicated to serving and building the local church. He and his wife, Tami, were high school sweethearts, dating for nearly six years before marrying on Todd's birthday, July 6, 1996. Two years later, they welcomed their first child, and their family has since grown to 14 children (9 girls and 5 boys).

As C3's Associate Pastor for Ministry Development, Todd collaborates closely with ministry teams and leaders to create effective groups, classes, programs, and environments for adults and students to connect, grow, relate, and serve.

In addition to their full-time ministry at C3, Todd and Tami lead their own marriage and family ministry, Love Ministries. Together, they prepare, encourage, and restore Christian marriages, helping couples build strong, Christ-centered homes. Learn more about Love Ministries by visiting their website: www.LoveMinistries.Us

Todd's Life Verse:
Psalm 34:4 - "I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears."

Bryan Oakley

Worship Pastor

Bryan and Erin Oakley joined Crestview in 2015, bringing over 20 years of musical experience. Leading our musicians and vocalists, Bryan pursues authentic worship, guided by the Holy Spirit. As a devoted father to six children, he strives to embody the worshipper described in John 4:23. Bryan also brings over a decade of operations and maintenance management experience, blending his skills with strategic leadership. He embraces his   bi-vocational calling to inspire and uplift the community through faith, music, and leadership. Bryan loves spending time with his wife on their Harley, and family on the water, or just relaxing and enjoying all the Blessings around him.

Jordan Stouffer

Youth Pastor

Jordan was raised in Happy Valley, PA. There his love for Penn State was cultivated. He later embarked on his academic pursuits at Liberty University, where he met his wife Leslie, and they wed in 2017.

Before joining C3, Jordan served as Campus Student Pastor for REVO Church: South Fork in Winston-Salem, NC, honing his skills in student ministry. In January of 2024, Jordan and Leslie brought their passion for Spirit-led community and equipping parents to C3's pastoral team. They also brought their feline friend, Happy with them to Indiana.

Currently,  Jordan is furthering his education in Next Gen ministries, fueled by his desire to deepen his impact on the younger generation. Their hearts beat for nurturing authentic connections in student ministry and empowering parents to navigate the complexities of youth culture with spiritual wisdom. Together, Jordan and Leslie are dedicated to fostering a vibrant, Spirit-led community where students can thrive, and families can flourish.

Jordan's life verse is 1 Corinthians 3:5-9.

Erin Oakley

Director of Children and Family Connection

Erin Oakley assumed the role of Director of Children and Family Connections at C3 in 2018, leveraging her extensive background in Children's Ministry spanning over two decades. Erin is the force behind the ongoing advocacy of the Intergenerational Ministry at C3. Recognizing the transformative power of cross-generational relationships within the church; fostering thriving faith in those who experience these connections. She also provides crucial administrative support to the C3 Worship Teams, leads congregants in worship, and serves as vocal coordinator under her husband's leadership.

Outside of C3, Erin has served as a licensed Realtor since 2009, bringing her Lafayette roots and community connections to The Dream Weaver Team at Coldwell Banker Shook. With a commitment to service, honesty, and integrity, Erin seamlessly extends the same dedication to her clients, ensuring they receive exceptional care in their transactions.

Erin is a devoted wife, and mother. Alongside her husband Bryan, she navigates the joys and challenges of nurturing a blended family of eight with unwavering love and resilience, counting it as their most cherished accomplishment.

Erin enjoys travel, the arts, and outdoor activities. 

Kelli Nakaguchi

Director of Missions & Outreach Team & OFFICE ADMIN

Kelli Nakaguchi and her husband Jeff came to Crestview in the summer of 2016.  Kelli is the director of Missions & Outreach and our Office Administrator.  Kelli and Jeff have 4 children and not only serve our church and community as a family but use their hearts and passion to inspire others.  If you are interested in Missions and Outreach, please email Kelli.

Sarah Arts

Preschool Director

Sarah Arts and her husband Nathan have 4 children; twin boys and 2 girls.  They are both members of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Sarah has a great passion for educating Pre-k and Preschool children biblically and in their first steps of formal education.  She has her degree from Purdue University in Elementary Education. Sarah has taught 1st grade and was the director of a local afterschool program for 3 years. In 2014, Sarah began her work within the Crestview Preschool and became the Crestview Preschool Director in 2019. 

Jessica Smeelink

Assistant C3 Preschool Teacher & C3 Kdz Assistant

Jessica Smeelink is our Kidz ministry and Preschool Assistant here at C3. Jessica and her husband Shawn have 4 children and are members of Crestview Church. Jessica has a passion for working with children and teaching them all about the love of Jesus. Watching them grow in excitement for learning through creativity, imagination, and teamwork is a blessing. Jessica has been with Crestview Preschool since 2021 but has worked in childcare since 2009.

Favorite verses: Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Joshua 24:15 As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord.