Palmwood Church’s Ministry Team is here to serve you!

John Kimball

Lead Planter/Pastor

With nearly 30 years of pastoral experience, John leads our ministry team. He loves the local church and is passionate about her connection with the community. John also mentors pastors, church planters and missionaries across the country and around the world.

Michael Brinkley

Pastor/Discipleship Ministries

Michael served as an Assistant Pastor in Virginia before becoming pastor of a church in North Carolina. The Brinkleys also served as missionaries for a term in Japan. Michael plays many roles in Palmwood Church, but primarily oversees our Discipleship and Life Group Ministries.

Stephen O’Guin

Worship Ministries

Stephen is the son of a pastor and part of a musical family. Trained in Worship Music at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia, Stephen has both great skill in leading corporate worship and a depth of heart to draw people into God’s presence.

Kathryn Kimball (Bio Coming Soon!)

Children’s Ministry

Formerly serving as Director of Children and Family Ministries at our sending church in Minnesota, Kathryn’s training and expertise includes both a Masters Degree in Christian Ministry and Certification as an Educational Therapist for children with learning disabilities.

Steve Olson

Connection Ministries

Retiring after 40 years of service with UPS, Steve brings to the team a strategic mind and a heart filled with hospitality. While he plays many roles in Palmwood Church, with his natural ability to make people feel at home, Steve leads our Connections Ministries.

Diane Olson

Compassion Ministries

With a heart full of compassion and no fear of hard work, Diane leads our Compassion Ministries. She is a natural encourager, a great listener, a student of the Bible and a prayer warrior. Diane helps Palmwood Church know the best ways to serve our community.

Denise Brinkley

Administrative Assistant

Denise is mom and home-schooling teacher for her four boys. She is administratively very gifted. With a degree in Social Work and several years of both missions and local church ministry experience, Denise has a heart for disciple-making.