Seth is the founding pastor at South Ridge and loves to help people experience freedom in Jesus Christ. In his role as Lead Pastor he provides organizational leadership and serves as the primary teacher and communicator at weekend services. He has a Masters degree from West Virginia University and a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Deerfield, IL. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Stacy, and playing with his three kids Ella, Grant, and Jared. His hobbies include working out, reading, and rooting for the hometown sports teams.
Justin Wright is a pastor at South Ridge (Fairmont location) who desires to see people of all ages grow in Spiritual and Emotional Health. He also has a passion to help married couples thrive in their Friendship, Unity, and Intimacy. Justin’s original background was Elementary Education, and he later went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Deerfield, IL. Justin is married to Megan and they have two children, Lydia and Emma. In his free time Justin enjoys time with friends, music, and tabletop gaming.
Dean Brannen is a pastor at South Ridge Church. His primary responsibility is to provide care and leadership at the Bridgeport location. Dean is married to Toni and they have two children, Abigail and Josiah. Dean loves anything outside, riding motorcycles and wood working.
Family Ministry Director / Outreach & Service Teams Director
Danelle Conaway is the Family Ministry Director of the Fairmont Campus at South Ridge Church. She oversees everything with children from newborn through high school. She also leads our service teams and community outreach effort. Danelle has a Bachelor's Degree from Frostburg State University and a Master's in Social Work from WVU. Prior to coming on staff at South Ridge, she was employed as a medical social worker and counselor with adults, children and families. Danelle is married to Jay and they have 4 children, Jude, Julian, Jaxon and Jenna. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, warm weather and chocolate.
Financial and Human Resources Administrator
Sue Whittaker serves as the Financial and Human Resources Administrator of South Ridge Church. Her primary responsibilities are business management, administration and clerical work. She has served in church administration at several different churches since 2003 and has been in full-time ministry since 1996. She has a 3 year Bible/Church Ministries diploma from Practical Bible Training School. Her and her husband, Jim, have two adult children, Philip and Casey. She enjoys paper crafting, reading, horseback riding and geocaching with Jim.
Communications Director / Office Manager
Jennifer Wilson is the Communications Director and Office Manager at South Ridge Church. Her primary responsibilities are maintaining the church office and managing much of the church's communication. Jennifer has a bachelor's degree in Media Communication Administration from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. Prior to coming on staff at SRC, Jennifer worked as a Marketing Director and a teacher, and she has held multiple volunteer positions within SRC Ministries. She is married to Josh and has two children, Elias and Bella. In her free time, Jennifer loves to read and write, and she can strike up a conversation with just about anyone!
Family Ministry Assistant Director
Blair Speicher is the Family Ministry Assistant Director at South Ridge Church. She is primarily responsible for leading our nursery and preschool environments. Blair has a Bachelor's degree from Fairmont State University in Criminal Justice. Prior to coming on staff at South Ridge Church, she was employed as a probation officer with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. She is married to Josh and they have three children, Charley, Colt and Calan. She enjoys reading, cooking, antiques and primitives, and spending time with her family.
Bobby Dunn is the Technical Director at South Ridge Church. He oversees all SRC tech including lights, video, sound, computers and networking, as well as photography and videography. Bobby has a Bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State University in Information Systems. Prior to coming on staff at South Ridge Church, he was employed as a Systems Analyst in the Information Technology field. Bobby is married to Rachel and they have one son, Owen. He enjoys playing guitar and playing occasionally on the worship team, and also collecting vintage video games from Pong to Playstation.
Worship and Programming Director
Sean Moore is the Worship and Programming Director at South Ridge Church. He oversees all administrative duties for the various worship teams that serve the church, as well as coordinating programming elements for the weekend services. Sean also serves as a member of the worship team in both our Fairmont and Bridgeport locations. Prior to coming on staff at South Ridge Church, he was employed as a Worship and Youth Pastor at a local church, as well as a Project Manager for a gas utility company. He enjoys playing music, riding motorcycles, and camping.