Our Leadership Team


Marje Navarro

Church Board

Marje works in the Church office providing necessary administrative support.  

Email: Marje@EncounterChurchFostoria.com




Sheila Lowry

Kid’s Ministry Director

Sheila is our kids’ ministry director, which includes Sunday morning Kids church, Royal Rangers and Girls ministry.

Walt & Kristyn Talley

Youth Ministry

Walt & Kristyn are parents to 5 daughters including 11-year-old triplets. They love teens, BBQ, competitive games (except basketball!)  and love serving God. In addition to youth ministry, Walt plays drums for worship and Kristyn does lead and back-up vocals.



Bill King

Business Administrator

Bill is the Business Administrator for Encounter Church.He has an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Antioch University.  

Keesha Jimmison

Youth Ministry

Along with investing just about all her free time in our youth, Keesha is a RN in Findlay running the dialysis department and helps leads our worship team with Haley

Lacey Jordan

Nursery Coordinator

Lacey is a mom of 3 young girls and she and her husband found themselves at Encounter Church because of a need of children’s ministry now she runs our Nursery Ministry.

Brad Smith

Media / Sound Tech

Brad leads our audio, visual, and media ministries.  

Chris Cooper  

Senior Adult Ministry

Chris leads our Senior adult ministry, care for shut-ins, and congregational care ministry.