TEAM

Larry McCrary , Co-Larry is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Upstream Collective. He and his family have lived in Europe for the last 15 years, where he has served in a variety of strategy and leadership roles. Prior to moving to Europe he was a church planter and pastor in the US. He is a co-author of   Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission  ,   The First 30 Daze: Practical Encouragement for Living Abroad Intentionally   , and    The MarketSpace: Essential Relationships Between the Sending Church, Marketplace Worker, and Missionary Team  .Founder & Director

Larry McCrary, Co-Larry is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Upstream Collective. He and his family have lived in Europe for the last 15 years, where he has served in a variety of strategy and leadership roles. Prior to moving to Europe he was a church planter and pastor in the US. He is a co-author of Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission, The First 30 Daze: Practical Encouragement for Living Abroad Intentionally, and The MarketSpace: Essential Relationships Between the Sending Church, Marketplace Worker, and Missionary Team.Founder & Director

LARRY MCCRARY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
Bradley is the Director of Content. He has been at Upstream since 2014, producing blog and social media content, authoring   The Sending Church Defined     and     Receiving Sent Ones During Reentry: The Challenges of Returning "Home" and How Churches Can Help  , and serving as a board member. He is also the lead pastor at  Antioch Church . As a former global sent one, Bradley reflects on missions and formation at  Broken Missiology .

Bradley is the Director of Content. He has been at Upstream since 2014, producing blog and social media content, authoring The Sending Church Defined and Receiving Sent Ones During Reentry: The Challenges of Returning "Home" and How Churches Can Help, and serving as a board member. He is also the lead pastor at Antioch Church. As a former global sent one, Bradley reflects on missions and formation at Broken Missiology.

BRADLEY BELL

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT

 
Dan Bush is Upstream’s Operations & Content Manager. He returned from being a missionary in India and Nepal with the  International Mission Board  one year ago. He is also the Office Administrator for  Antioch Church  in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dan Bush is Upstream’s Operations & Content Manager. He returned from being a missionary in India and Nepal with the International Mission Board one year ago. He is also the Office Administrator for Antioch Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dan Bush

OPERATIONS & CONTENT MANAGER

 
 
 
Nathan is the Pastor of Sending at Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky. His role includes leading local mercy, church planting, and international missions. Nathan has a Doctor of Missiology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before being a pastor, Nathan and his wife Sarah served as missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal, training national pastors and working with an unreached people group. At Upstream he currently serves as a consultant, contributor, and Chairman of the Board.

Nathan is the Pastor of Sending at Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky. His role includes leading local mercy, church planting, and international missions. Nathan has a Doctor of Missiology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before being a pastor, Nathan and his wife Sarah served as missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal, training national pastors and working with an unreached people group. At Upstream he currently serves as a consultant, contributor, and Chairman of the Board.

NATHAN GARTH

DIRECTOR OF COHORTS

 
Jamie and her husband Corey recently moved from the midwest to Rhode Island to partner with a church plant, Mount Hope Church. Jamie has worked in the advertising, marketing and publishing world since graduating from college, and is excited to join the Upstream team as Marketing Manager.

Jamie and her husband Corey recently moved from the midwest to Rhode Island to partner with a church plant, Mount Hope Church. Jamie has worked in the advertising, marketing and publishing world since graduating from college, and is excited to join the Upstream team as Marketing Manager.

Jamie Chaplin

MARKETING MANAGER

 
 
 
Tabitha produces Upstream's  podcast . Born in Columbia, Missouri, she grew up in White Deer, Texas and moved to Louisville for a Christian social justice internship with  Love Thy Neighborhood , for whom she helped launch a successful podcast.

Tabitha produces Upstream's podcast. Born in Columbia, Missouri, she grew up in White Deer, Texas and moved to Louisville for a Christian social justice internship with Love Thy Neighborhood, for whom she helped launch a successful podcast.

TABITHA MEAD

PODCAST PRODUCER

 
Hayley is Upstream's go-to graphic designer. She also leads  Hayley Moss Photography , which specializes in family and wedding portraits. Hayley lives in Louisville with her husband and daughter.

Hayley is Upstream's go-to graphic designer. She also leads Hayley Moss Photography, which specializes in family and wedding portraits. Hayley lives in Louisville with her husband and daughter.

Hayley Moss

 
 
 
 
Caleb is the co-founder of The Upstream Collective. In 2002 he and his family moved to Spain, leading a team of church planters focused on art, social action, and culture exchange. He is also a co-author of   Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission   .  Caleb currently leads Instructional Design for the  IMB . At Upstream he now serves as a trainer, consultant, and board member.

Caleb is the co-founder of The Upstream Collective. In 2002 he and his family moved to Spain, leading a team of church planters focused on art, social action, and culture exchange. He is also a co-author of Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission. Caleb currently leads Instructional Design for the IMB. At Upstream he now serves as a trainer, consultant, and board member.

caleb crider

 
Debbie joined Upstream in 2010 by coordinating  Jet Set  trips. She uses her skills in training and equipping to prepare Jet Set teams for cross-cultural ministry. She is also the Founder and President of  Equipped To Go , serving local churches in equipping sent-ones on short-term trips.

Debbie joined Upstream in 2010 by coordinating Jet Set trips. She uses her skills in training and equipping to prepare Jet Set teams for cross-cultural ministry. She is also the Founder and President of Equipped To Go, serving local churches in equipping sent-ones on short-term trips.

Debbie stephens

 
Debbie joined the Upstream team in late 2016 to help with finance and accounting. From Philadelphia (Tennessee that is, not Pennsylvania), she spent several years in the corporate world, but is finally working toward her dream of helping small businesses.

Debbie joined the Upstream team in late 2016 to help with finance and accounting. From Philadelphia (Tennessee that is, not Pennsylvania), she spent several years in the corporate world, but is finally working toward her dream of helping small businesses.

Debbie arthur

 
 
 
Chad, his wife Shelly and their four children, Benjamin, Samuel, Lucas and Liliana love living on mission. Chad grew up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Paris, France. His experience sharing Biblical truths with Catholics, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists comes from 30 years of developing cross-cultural friendships in urban contexts.

Chad, his wife Shelly and their four children, Benjamin, Samuel, Lucas and Liliana love living on mission. Chad grew up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Paris, France. His experience sharing Biblical truths with Catholics, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists comes from 30 years of developing cross-cultural friendships in urban contexts.

Chad Vandiver

 
ChadV@firstcolleyville.com
 
 
Rodney has been in leadership in the local church for more than twenty years, including an urban church plant in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2010 he began writing, editing, and consulting for Upstream. He is also a co-author of   Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission  . At Upstream he now serves as a trainer and consultant.

Rodney has been in leadership in the local church for more than twenty years, including an urban church plant in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2010 he began writing, editing, and consulting for Upstream. He is also a co-author of Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission. At Upstream he now serves as a trainer and consultant.

rodney calfee

 

BOARD

Nathan is the Pastor of Sending at Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky. His role includes leading local mercy, church planting, and international missions. Nathan has a Doctor of Missiology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before being a pastor, Nathan and his wife Sarah served as missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal, training national pastors and working with an unreached people group. At Upstream he currently serves as a consultant, contributor, and Chairman of the Board.

Nathan is the Pastor of Sending at Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky. His role includes leading local mercy, church planting, and international missions. Nathan has a Doctor of Missiology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before being a pastor, Nathan and his wife Sarah served as missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal, training national pastors and working with an unreached people group. At Upstream he currently serves as a consultant, contributor, and Chairman of the Board.

NATHAN GARTH

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

 
Lead Pastor of Missions and Church Planting,  Pinelake Church

Lead Pastor of Missions and Church Planting, Pinelake Church

Jeff walters

 
President,  American Apartment Management Company Inc.  | Secretary, The Upstream Collective

President, American Apartment Management Company Inc. | Secretary, The Upstream Collective

Rusty Fleming

 
Lead Pastor,  Sojourn Church East

Lead Pastor, Sojourn Church East

KEVIN JAMISON