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Jason Steckel – Rochester Hills, Mich.

Jason Steckel is a child of God, a husband to his wonderful wife, Michelle, and a father to his 11-year-old budding theologian, Matthew. He also enjoys ministering to students and their families in his role as Minister for Families with Youth at the Rochester Church of Christ, where he has served since 2005. He holds a bachelor of science in management from Case Western Reserve University, a bachelor of theology from Harding University and a master’s degree in religious education from Rochester College.

In addition to his relationships with God and his family, Jason loves getting to know students. Whether chatting over coffee at Panera, serving alongside students on an inner-city mission trip, or plowing into a teenage boy in a football game, Jason enjoys building relationships with young people. Ultimately, ministry is about walking with people through life and helping them live the way God intended. In the words of theologian Andy Root, “Ministry is not about helping these kids be better Christians; it is about helping them be what God created them to be – human.”

LaMarque’ Ward – Cincinnati, Ohio

LaMarqué Ward serves his community by practicing what he preaches through integrity, leadership and an unfaltering commitment to helping others achieve their full potential. He is a former McDonald’s All-American basketball player whose love of sports has taken him across the globe to Switzerland, Peru, Latvia and Chilé.

A former basketball program’s coordinator at the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, LaMarqué volunteers for the United Way’s Youth Impact Council as a community liaison for Cincinnati’s City Council. He also has worked at the Cincinnati Job Corps Center for five years as a teacher and manager.

LaMarqué holds steadfast to his faith through dedicated service at Cincinnati Urban Ministries Outreach and the Cincinnati Dream Academy. As a published author,  national speaker, devoted husband and loving father, LaMarqué believes that having good character is the key difference between just having the potential to achieve your goals and actually accomplishing them.

Jonathan Woodall – Memphis, Tenn.

From Memphis, Tenn., Jonathan Woodall grew up in Western Pennsylvania where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Hayley. They have a daughter named Brynn. Jonathan has received degrees from Rochester College and Harding School of Theology. He is currently working on a Ph.D. at the University of Memphis. Jonathan serves as the director of Soma Memphis, a campus ministry at the University of Memphis. Jonathan enjoys Big Ten football, the Pittsburgh Steelers, good vocalists, disc golf and even some Memphis basketball (Grizzlies and Tigers). For the past three years, he has traveled to Liberia Africa to work with the Safe Home Children’s Village. Jonathan loves to see the living God active and working among God’s people.

Anthony Estes – Atlanta, Georgia

Anthony is a Detroit native who has a passion and a gift for leading God’s people in worship. Anthony graduated from Rochester College in 2009 and currently lives in Atlanta Georgia where he is pursuing a Master of Divinity from Chandler School of Theology at Emory University. His soulful and passionate music style has helped lead many people into the presence of God. Elevate will be blessed to have Anthony Leading our hearts and minds in worship.




Steve Corp – Southern Hills, Indiana

Steve Corp is the Worship, Youth, and Family minister at Southern Hills Church of Christ in Salem, IN. He’s been leading worship for churches and youth rallies across the country for years. Steve has done so individually, and with self started professional singing groups DeeperStill, and Sock. The two things that Steve loves most in this world are bacon, and his wonderful wife Cassie. We are very blessed to have Steve Corp bring his genuine, transparent, worship leading style to Elevate!