Launching Feb. 12, 2017, wayfinders.church is aN innovative community creating paths for people to find life.
Who we are
Wayfinders is a church that is about guiding people toward positive life change by following Jesus Christ. We believe that the church's purpose is its primary function: to transform lives and cities by forming ourselves around the teachings of Jesus. The bible indicates that Jesus came to bring good news for all people (Luke 2:10) and we don't need to add much to that. We want people to experience freedom from addictions, meaningful & life-giving relationships, and together we can positively impact and change our cities for the better.
Todd and Holly Barker have given their lives to seeing people step into their full potential in Christ in a diverse variety of settings that have uniquely prepared them to start and pastor Wayfinders Church.
Todd is known for his passion for his family, great coffee, and for crafting environments that creatively communicate the life found in Jesus . Holly is a nurse, mercy-oriented lover of her family, enjoyer of great books, and seeing women embrace their unique and paramount position in their families and in the world.
Todd and Holly have been married for 10 years and live in Kyle with their two kids, Easton (5), Kate (3), and as a family they are loving life in the hill country of Texas!
Chris and Christie Kauffman having been partnering together to share God’s love with people from all walks of life since they have known each other. They met while volunteering to work with teenagers at their local church in Columbia, SC. Chris later went on to join the staff at this same church and together with Christie he was able to work with many people from all walks of life both inside and outside of the church community. For the past year they have worked to help care for the children and families at Carolina School for Inquiry, a public charter school.
They are extremely excited to be relocating to Kyle, TX to help start a new community at Wayfinders Church. Chris and Christie have two energetic boys, Zachary (6) and Jayden (4) and an anxiety prone dog named Lily. The Kauffmans love spending time together as a family, getting outside and being active, and occasionally getting a night out for a quiet dinner without the kids!
Michael and Shelly have been serving the church for the past 18 years. Michael has a pastor's heart and longs to see a world where God's dream for his creation is lived out. He believes this happens when people believe and live out the others-centered self-sacrificing love of Jesus.
Shelly is an educator and has made a priority of seeing students lives made better through education and character building relationships. Shelly is passionate about serving the Lord in all aspects of life.
The Pigg's have three incredible children, Maggie (15), Johah (13), Judah (10) who are not just along for the ride. They are active participants in this adventurous life with Jesus leading the way.
The Pigg family have felt the call of God on their lives to start a new church; Wayfinders, San Marcos and are excited to launch in the fall of 2017.
Jeremiah was born an raised in Texas. His love for music started at a young age. He first began leading worship in his grandfather's church at twelve years old. He has dedicated the musical gifts God has given him to see lives changed by the power of Jesus. Jeremiah believes there is no greater call then to use his talent in music to turn attention to the glory of God.
Jeremiah met his wife, Amanda, three years ago while they were serving at a church in Austin. Since then they have been blessed with a beautiful little girl named Averie. She is full of life and laughter. The Olsen family is excited to see what God has in store for them in the future.