About Us

Access Staff

Rich & Stephanie Barrett
Lead Pastor
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Stephanie and Rich are both originally from South Florida and love having the opportunity to lead other families to know God personally. God has richly blessed Rich and Stephanie with deep, authentic friendships and four children. Their family can usually be found near a body of water enjoying sailing, waterskiing, swimming, and building sand castles. They love camping and believe that heaven might actually be located in the mountains near Asheville, NC. Read more.

Kevin & Ashley Bunnell
Service Programming
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Kevin is skilled with lights, sound, and video, but even better, he’s a great guy to work with. Kevin holds degrees from Cedarville University and Trinity International University, with a strong background in media. Originally from Ohio, Kevin moved to Jacksonville to help launch Access Church and practice living “open-handed.” Kevin and his wife, Ashley, are the proud parents of Brooks and Finley. Read more.

Ronda McPherson
Administration & Stewardship
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After 20 years as an executive with the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies, Ronda felt called to bring her business expertise and CPA training to Access Church. Joining our staff full time in 2016, Ronda helps our leadership make the most of the resources God gives us and helps Access attenders understand how their financial stewardship is part of their spiritual growth. Ronda loves her UpStreet small group, and those kids love her back! She recharges her batteries by being part of her Community Group, spending time with her dog, running, and playing tennis. Read more.

Darin & Sarah Peckham
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Darin is a Florida native from Port Orange who moved to Jacksonville after receiving a scholarship to attend the music program at the University of North Florida. Since then, Darin has been deeply rooted in the Jacksonville music scene. Darin works closely with the worship leaders, musicians, and creative and production teams that create the adult worship environments at Access Church. Darin is married to Sarah and is the proud father of Ruby. Read more.

Aaron Ellinger
Group Life
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Aaron Ellinger is originally from the Midwest, but Jacksonville has been his home since 2010. After making Access his church home, he began serving in UpStreet by leading music and drama. He has a passion for identifying and encouraging leadership in Community Groups. His desire to see every individual find their place in group life at Access makes him a natural fit for his role as group life director. Aaron’s three children, Jenna, Lauren, and Caleb, are also involved in strategic service at Access Church. Read more.

Maggie Goodhart
Waumba Land
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Maggie is from Atlanta and has been actively serving in Waumba Land since 2013. She has enjoyed leading small groups and coaching other small-group leaders. In 2015 Maggie accepted the role of Waumba Land Director. She enjoys working with children and encouraging small-group leaders in their important role of showing young children how much God loves them. Maggie is also a small-group leader for a young-adult single ladies group. She is actively involved in her community through the Rotaract Club. Read more.

Kelli & Jerry Davis
UpStreet Small Groups
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Kelli grew up in Miami and lived in central Florida before moving to Jacksonville to attend the University of North Florida. She graduated in the spring of 2007 and started attending Access that August. She volunteered with 1- and 4-year-olds before landing in UpStreet as a coach. She found her passion in UpStreet and joined our staff as the director of UpStreet small groups in 2011. Kelli loves to see kids “get” the fact that God loves them and has a plan for their lives. She also loves sports and helps coach varsity softball. Kelli and Jerry are the proud parents of Jack and Blakely. Read more.

Evan Wright
UpStreet Production
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Raised in a pastor’s family, Evan has always had a deep appreciation for what can happen when the local church functions as it should, loving all people all the time. Together with the UpStreet worship team, storytellers, and production team, Evan works hard to create a fun and exciting environment in UpStreet that keeps elementary kids coming back. In addition, he enjoys investing in the middle- and high-school students who serve alongside him on the UpStreet production team. Read more.

Troy & Stacey Youse
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Troy Youse accepted the position of Facilities Director in 2015. Troy is passionate about making sure the Access environment leaves a wonderful first impression. He enjoys leading a team of individuals who share a goal of eliminating distractions and creating an environment that allows people to truly focus on God. Troy, Stacey, and their two young children are happy to call Access Church their home. Read more.

Zach Mengel
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Zach Mengel joined the Access Church staff in the summer of 2016, working with Waumba Land, UpStreet, and InsideOut, and assisting Rich Barrett. Zach is a student at Florida State University in Tallahassee. When he returns to Access during his summer breaks, he focuses on Camp 95, a summer environment for kids meeting in host homes throughout the community. He loves working with kids, leading them to connect with God and plug into church. Read more.