Our Team

Our Team

Mike Herring
Lead Pastor


Pastor Mike grew up in San Bernardino, California where he graduated from California State University with a BA in Chinese and Russian History. He served as number of years as a youth pastor and as a director for Youth for Christ. After finishing his Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary, he pastored churches in Minnesota, New Jersey, and Indiana.

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Ashley Scott


Director, Children's Ministries and Mansfield 1st EPC Preschool

Ashley is a Mansfield native and is a graduate of Madison High School.  She holds a degree in early childhood education from North Central State College.  She and her husband, Tim, have 3 beautiful daughters: Kaelin, Callie, and Kenley.  

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Kerry Naylor          
Worship Leader

Kerry grew up in Geneseo, Illinois and went to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where he met his wife Lori. He grew up playing and singing and leading worship in the church where his dad was the music director. At Moody, he and Lori led worship for the student missions fellowship. They have been married 24 years by the grace of God, and now have six crazy children. Kerry has led worship in a number of churches through the years and dreamed of doing it full time.

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Carey Slater
Administrative Assistant


Carey has an extensive background in retail sales, accounts payable/receivable, insurance, and homeschooling her children.  She says she always makes an effort to look for the good in others and strive to be a good example for her children and those around her.

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Irene Herring
Communications Director


Irene Herring’s passions are Jesus, families (especially her family :) ), and the use of communications to share the love of Christ.

Irene received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. She’s also an over-the-top alumni and fan of the Kansas Jayhawks (ROCK CHALK!).

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Jerry Duff
Facilities Manager 


Jerry has been blessed to be married for 57 years to the girl he fell in love with in high school. He and his wife, Joyce, have 3 wonderful children and now have 4 wonderful grandchildren. They truly enjoy taking care of their home and surroundings.

Jerry enjoys directing his talents toward the church and believes God led him to serve.

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Sonya Francis
Nursery Coordinator


Sonya is Mansfield born and bred with roots in Virginia, Massachusetts, Italy & Scotland. She has been married to her split-apart (some of you may get this movie reference J) for 27 years.She worked in the medical field for 12 years until the birth of her first son. At that time she became a stay-at-home mother and homemaker (she likes to call herself a ‘Domestic Engineer’ J).

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