Pastors Derek and Melissa Wooten
Pastors Derek and Melissa Wooten have been in full time ministry together since 2010. They moved to Cincinnati in 2016 to lead Makers Church, and it has been the adventure of a lifetime! Pastor Derek is a native of South Carolina where he graduated from Wofford College with a bachelors degree in Finance. He walked away from a career in the NFL to pursue the calling of the Lord to preach and teach the Gospel. Pastor Derek’s ministry has led him throughout the country teaching and preaching to all generations about the goodness of God! Pastor Melissa, is an Ohio native growing up near Akron, Ohio. She is a graduate of Lee University with a degree in Christian education. Pastor Melissa’s heart is for leading people into the presence of God through worship, teaching, and discipleship. They are very thankful to be a part of what God is doing in and through Makers Church and Cincinnati for God’s Kingdom! They have two children, Brennan and Madilyn, who love Jesus, music, sports, and LaRosa’s!
Pastor Cameron Edmondson
Pastor Cam serves as the Youth Pastor at Makers Church. His passion and burden for young people is genuine and uncommon! He loves to teach, equip, and disciple people of all ages as they grow in their relationship with the Lord. He received his bachelors from the University of Cincinnati, and is an avid reader. Even though he was born and raised in Cincinnati, his favorite football team remains the Michigan Wolverines. Pastor Cam enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends.
Pastor Jeff Rinkhoff
Pastor Jeff serves as the Discipleship and Circles Community Groups Pastor here at Makers Church. His passion for teaching and discipling others in order for them to live like Jesus is contagious! He loves to study God’s word and share truths that help everyone grow in their faith in all settings. Pastor Jeff also serves as a lead chaplain at Clermont County Jail & Juvenile Detention Center. He and his lovely wife, Arielle, have four incredible children and one oversized dog! Pastor Jeff loves basketball, botany, and bowls at Chipotle!
Media Director: Nick Long
Nick serves as the media director at Makers Church. He has a passion for using technology and media to spread the Gospel here in Cincy and around the world. He loves inspiring others to live for Jesus however he can. After launching a successful media business, the Lord moved on his heart to step into ministry here at Makers. Nick and his wonderful wife Haley have two handsome sons who keep them moving constantly! Nick loves to read, write, and travel to new places.
Makers Kids Ministry Team
Our Makers Kids Ministry is led by a special team of parents that are committed to raising sons and daughters in Christ! Their passion and love for kids is undeniable as they love on, laugh with, and lead all of our Makers Kids with excellence. Their desire is for every child to know they are valuable, loved, and designed by God to do great things!