Meet Our Staff
Lesley McKowen, Office Administrator: I have attended church my entire life. When I graduated High school, I decided to go to college to work with children. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Ministry from Lincoln Christian University. I have worked with children at multiple churches, was a nanny. and was a preschool teacher. Sometimes God leads us in different directions than we expect and in October of 2009, I was employed as the office manager at Brady Lane. I married my husband, Mark, in 2008. My husband’s family has attended Brady Lane since the late 70’s and it is a blessing ministering in a place that is dear to my family.
Jeff Keller, Senior Minister: Hello there! I have been the Senior Minister at Brady Lane Church since October of 2014. I have been married to my wife Amy for 22 years (February 18), and we have two awesome kids (Ashton and Elijah) and an awesome son-in-law (James) and the most beautiful grand-baby-girl (Emory). I have been in professional ministry for 14 years, formerly serving at Louisville Christian Church in Louisville, TN (1) and New Hope Christian Church in Crawfordsville, IN (11). I graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2006 and received my Masters of Arts in Pastoral Leadership from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in 2014. My favorite scripture (and I have many favorites) is Philippians Chapter 3 – Pressing on toward my goal – Christ Jesus!
Lee Anna Atwell, Worship Director: I have been on staff since 2000. I am the worship coordinator for our contemporary service. I have been playing and performing music for over 25 years. My husband Mike is the Media Team Leader at BLC and we have a daughter Caitlin, son in law Will, son Daniel and a granddaughter Kristal. My favorite Bible verse is: James 2:18-19 – 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. I like the way that James tells it like it is. It helps me to remember that it takes more than believing in God to be a Christian.
Tricia Roller, Good Shepherd Learning Center Director: I have been attending BLC since 2000. My husband Mike is an Elder of Brady Lane Church and I have two wonderful daughters, Alex and Samantha. I began subbing at Good Shepherd in 2004 while my youngest was enrolled. In 2006 I became part of the permanent staff. I accepted the position of director in 2010. I love working with young children and am excited to watch the progress they make as our school year progresses. My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13. Those encouraging words help me through any challenges that I might face.
Nic Mayberry, Next Generation Director: I was Born and raised in Decatur, IL I come from a family of loyal Chicago fans: Hawks, Bulls, Bears, and Cubs. I have an older sister who has two young, adorable girls. Both my sister’s family and my parents still reside in Decatur. I graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2013 with a degree in student ministry, since then I have worked in ministry in Phoenix, Az; Avon, IN; and most recently Newport RI. I am excited that God has given me this opportunity to love this community at Brady Lane and in Lafayette, I’d love for you to join me in this mission of sharing God’s love.
Susan Odom, Custodian: