Our Pastors/Elders

Normandale Baptist Church is Christ-ruled, pastor/elder-led, deacon-served, and congregation-accountable. We use the term pastor and elder interchangeably, looking to God's Word for guidance on church leadership. Our pastors/elders are charged with shepherding and overseeing the flock's care, teaching, and stewardship. Under the headship of Christ these qualified men lead us toward Jesus.

  • Adam Covington
  • Cayce Culver
  • Brent Lightsey
  • John Wohlgemuth
  • Paul Wynne

Our Ministry Staff

Under the oversight and leadership of the elders, and accountable to the congregation, the paid ministry staff implements the purpose and strategy of Normandale by leading in certain specific areas of the church.

  • John Wohlgemuth

    Lead Pastor


    John is passionate about proclaiming the glory of God and the beauty of Jesus and His good news. His goal is to preach the Word of God in the power of the Spirit of God to stir the hearts of God's people to worship God with their whole lives--wherever He takes them. John is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree in disciple-making at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. John is married to Emily and they have three young sons. He joined our church in 2015 after pastoring a church in Oklahoma for 5 years.

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  • Brent Lightsey

    Pastor of Youth & Missions


    Brent's goal is to communicate God’s unchanging truth, in a relevant way, to a world that is constantly changing. His goal for our youth ministry is for teenagers to understand what it means for them to give their life to Christ. Their purpose begins with a personal relationship with Christ and is fulfilled as they make His greatness known to others, which is his goal for the entire church as we pursue God's mission locally and globally. Brent is married to Nicole and they have two teen-aged daughters. Brent began his ministry with Normandale in 1996.


  • Jared Simpson

    Minister to Children & Families


    Jared's aim is to get kids excited about who God is and all He has done for us. He works hard to engage children's hearts with a gospel-centered ministry focused on deepening the child's understanding of their Savior. He is passionate about our children becoming part of the body of Christ--serving God in our church, city, nation and world! Jared is a former math teacher from Whitley Bay, England, who married Kaicee in September 2017. He has spent time off and on with our ministry over the last decade, but officially joined our team in 2017.


  • Nick Garrett

    Worship Leader


    Nick enjoys being right in the middle of praise being lifted to God by the people of God. His heart and focus is to facilitate passionate praise for Jesus Christ, who paid the debt for our sin. Nick is a teacher at Southwest Christian School and is married to Elisa, and they have two daughters in elementary school and a three-year-old son. Nick served in a volunteer role before coming on staff part-time in 2013.


  • Administrative Assistant

    This part-time position is currently vacant. If you would like to see the job description, please click here. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and a cover letter describing why you feel you would be a good fit to john@normandale.org