Larry McCrary , Co-Founder & Director

Larry Mccrary


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 and First 30 Daze. He and his wife live in Louisville where he serves as Pastor of Sending at Sojourn Community Church East.




Nathan is the Lead Pastor of International Missions at Sojourn Community Church. Before that, he and his wife Sarah served as missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal, training national pastors and seeking to take the gospel to an unreached people group. At Upstream he currently serves as a consultant and board member.



Tabitha serves as Media Manager, producing Upstream's social media, videos, and 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. 




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. 

  Caleb Crider , Co-Founder & Missiologist

caleb crider


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 TradecraftCaleb currently leads Instructional Design for the IMB.  At Upstream he now serves as a trainer and consultant.


Debbie arthur


Debbie is the newest member of the Upstream team, joining us 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.




Executive Pastor of Ministries, LifePoint Church | Consultant, The Upstream Collective


Jeff walters

Lead Pastor of Missions and Church Planting, Pinelake Church

  Zach Bradley , Missiologist

Bradley BELL


Bradley is the Director of Content Development. He has been at Upstream since 2014, producing blog and social media content, as well as authoring The Sending Church Defined and Receiving Sent Ones During Reentry: The Challenges of Returning "Home" and How Churches Can Help. He also serves as Staff Pastor at Antioch Church. As a former global sent one, Bradley reflects on missions and formation at Broken Missiology. He and his family live in Louisville.




Derick is the Director of Content Strategy. He serves as Lead Pastor at The Oaks Community Church in Denver, Colorado. Prior to being sent out to plant churches he served over six years as one of the teaching pastors at Tri-Cities Baptist Church before becoming a church planting resident at Sojourn Community Church East.


Andy jansen


Andy serves as Content Manager. Originally from Arkansas, he moved to Louisville to study at Southern Seminary, then was sent from Sojourn Community Church to work among Himalayan peoples. Upon return he connected with Upstream to write and edit the Upstream blog.




Amanda is the founder of Walton House Books. She serves as Upstream's copyeditor, matching her writing and editing skills with Upstream's publishing needs. She is a work-at-home wife and mother of  three.

  Rodney Calfee , Missiologist

rodney calfee


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. Rodney is currently the Content Leader for the IMB. At Upstream he now serves as a trainer and consultant. 

  Debbie Stephens , Financial Director

Debbie stephens


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. 


Rusty Fleming

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



Lead Pastor, Sojourn Community Church East