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Staff

Say hello to the staff leadership team at Woodlawn Church.

Meet our Staff

Say hello to the staff leadership team at Woodlawn Church.

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Joe Lay - Senior Pastor

Joe Lay has been serving as Senior Pastor at Woodlawn Church since 2011. He enjoys watching football, spending time with his wife Laura, two daughters and Granddaughter Collins.

Steve Irwin - Executive Pastor

Steve Irwin joined Woodlawn staff in 2002. He has held several titles during his tenure. He is currently our Executive Pastor and serves as the Campus Pastor for Worship at the Water. Steve and his wife, Joy have been married over 20 years and have two amazing children.

Bill Small - Associate Pastor, Worship Director

Bill Small is married to Sylvia Small and has served Woodlawn since 2007 as Worship and Associate Pastor where he spends his time designing and overseeing all worship services at Woodlawn. He loves kayaking, camping and his grandkids... not necessarily in that order...  

Cameron Winton - Director of Discipleship

Cameron Winton has been on staff at Woodlawn Church since 2003 when she came on board to serve in Youth Ministry. Since that time she has also helped to implement Celebrate Recovery as well as new member & discipleship opportunities to give people opportunities to grow in their faith. She loves people, the beach, & cheering for the Tennessee Volunteers!

Carmen Harper - Associate Pastor

Carmen Harper joined the Woodlawn staff in 2018. She serves as an Associate Pastor and Assistant to the Director of Discipleship. She is passionate about God's word and her family.

Farrah Karimi - Youth Pastor

Farrah Karimi joined the Woodlawn staff in 2021 and serves as the Youth Pastor. In her spare time, Farrah enjoys running, exploring new coffee shops, and watching the Boston Celtics.

Chris Langford - Children's Director

Chris Langford has been attending Woodlawn as a member for over 30 years and has served in many capacities in the church, and recently she joined the Woodlawn staff in February 2022 as the Children's Director. She's a UF Gator, through and through, and she also loves to watch the New York Yankees play baseball. Some of her hobbies include tennis, paddle boarding, reading, traveling and watching PCB's beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Patti Guinn - Ministry Assistant

Patti Guinn joined the Woodlawn staff in 2008. Patti, along with her husband, Jim, have been a part of the church family since 1990.

Katie Winton - Director of Technology and Media

Katie Winton joined the Woodlawn Church staff in 2017 and serves as the Director of Technology and Media. She loves funny videos and her dog, Atticus.

Peggy Willard - Church Administrator

Peggy Willard is married to Sandy and joined the Woodlawn staff in 2012 as the Church Administrator/Treasurer. She loves spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids, hiking, and the mountains.

Rebecca Wise - Financial Secretary

Rebecca Wise joined the Woodlawn team in 2014 and is the Financial Secretary. She met her husband Andy while both were serving in missions and together they love to travel and spend time with family. 

Sheila Tallent - Administrative Assistant to the Pastors

Sheila Tallent has been serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Pastors since 2011. She loves to crochet, Zumba, and spending time with her husband and 2 boys!

Sandy Willard - Maintenance Supervisor

Sandy Willard is married to Peggy and serves on staff as the Maintenance Supervisor. He loves watching Kentucky sports, spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids, hiking, and the mountains.

Michelle Griffin - Child Development Center

Michelle Griffin joined the Woodlawn staff in 2021 as the new Director of the Child Development Center, and she has a passion for seeing the Lord move in our children. She loves going on adventures and spending time with her fiancé Billy, and her mother.