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Dayspring Staff

Meet The Dayspring Team

Chandler Grimsley

College Pastor

Chandler serves as Dayspring’s College Pastor, which involves overseeing all college-aged ministry. Chandler served in student ministry for many years in Mobile, AL as well as teaching Bible at Cottage Hill Christian Academy. He completed a business degree at the University of Mobile and is finishing the final year of his Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chandler joined the Dayspring staff in June 2019.

Chase Alford - Lead Pastor of Teaching

Chase Alford

Lead Pastor of Teaching

Chase serves as the primary Teaching Pastor at Dayspring and helped lay the foundation for the Dayspring College Ministry. Prior to his position at Dayspring, Chase worked for nearly a decade at the University of Mobile, ultimately serving as the Director of University Ministries. Chase is a native of the Mobile area. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s of Arts in Theological Studies from University of Mobile. He joined the Dayspring staff in July, 2018.

Clay Wyatt

Student Pastor

Clay serves as Dayspring’s student pastor which involves the oversight of all ministries involving middle and high schoolers: Formerly, Clay served as an associate student pastor at a church in Trussville, Alabama. He also writes student ministry curriculum for the youth organization YM360. A native of Albany, Georgia, he holds degrees from the University of Mobile and Beeson Divinity School. He joined Dayspring’s staff in July of 2020.

Julie Northcutt - Director of Preschool Ministries

Julie Northcutt

Director of Preschool Ministries

Julie serves as the Director of Preschool Ministries at Dayspring, which involves coordinating all ministries for preschoolers, as well as the Summer Daycamp for Children. Julie has lived in Mobile most of her life and has served on staff at Dayspring since 2000.

Kris Nelson - Lead Pastor of Operations

Kris Nelson

Lead Pastor of Operations

Kris serves Dayspring by providing oversight of the day-to-day operations of the church. Having served as the Vice President of Operations at a Christian university, Kris brings a great deal of expertise to Dayspring in the areas of organizational and systems development. A native of the Birmingham area, Kris holds a degree in Finance from the University of Mobile. He joined the Dayspring team in May 2017.

Lee Hanks - Connections Pastor

Lee Hanks

Connections Pastor

Lee serves as the Connections Pastor at Dayspring, which involves helping our guests and members connect to life giving community and identify potential ministry areas to serve. He also provides oversight to the Dayspring Connect Team who can be found assisting people around the campus during our weekly services. Lee is a lifelong resident of Mobile and graduate of the University of South Alabama. He has served and led various small groups at Dayspring since 2003, and officially joined the staff in 2019. 

Michael Duncan - Facilities & Activities

Michael Duncan

Facilities & Activities

Michael serves as the Facilities Manager at Dayspring, which involves the setup, tear down and clean up for all events held on campus.  Michael also oversees our Men’s Ministry, Recreation Ministry and our annual Fall Festival.  He is a life-long Mobilian, and has a Business Management degree from the University of Mobile.  Michael has been on staff at Dayspring since 1999.

Mike Hall - Lead Pastor of Ministries

Mike Hall

Lead Pastor of Ministries

Mike oversees the ministry efforts of the church. He also provides direct oversight of the church’s small group ministry and pastoral care efforts. Mike has served as a full-time pastor for three decades. A native of West Alabama, Mike holds degrees from the University of Alabama and the Dallas Theological Seminary. He joined the Dayspring team in February 2010.

Rob Hartmann - Missions Pastor

Rob Hartmann

Missions Pastor

Rob serves as the Missions Pastor at Dayspring, which involves coordinating and mobilizing the church for local and international missions efforts. Rob spearheads local efforts such as food distribution to the needy, ministry to the homeless, and disaster relief efforts. Rob also coordinates mission trips with partners in other parts of the country. Rob is a graduate of the University of Mobile, and has been serving at Dayspring since January, 2004.

Roy Hill

Pastor of Discipleship

Roy serves as pastor of Discipleship for Dayspring.  He helps provide direction in our small group ministries as well as our ongoing discipleship program.  He has served as in a pastoral role for nearly four decades across Alabama.  He holds degrees from Samford University and New Orleans Baptist Seminary.   He joined the staff at Dayspring in January 2020.

Ryan Jackson - Worship Leader

Ryan Jackson

Worship Leader

Ryan serves as Dayspring’s Worship Leader, which involves the planning and leading of worship services on Sunday mornings, as well as in the midweek student and college environments. A native of Crestview, Florida, Ryan holds a degree in Worship Leadership from the University of Mobile. While at UM, Ryan emerged as a featured vocalist and songwriter for the school. He also toured extensively for two years with IMPACT, UM’s worship leading team. Ryan joined the Dayspring staff in the summer of 2016.

Sharla Raulerson

Children's Minister

Sharla serves as Dayspring’s Children’s Minister, which involves overseeing of all ministries involving elementary age children.  She has served children and families in the Mobile area for the last 20 years.  Sharla is passionate about coming along side parents as they train up their kids to love Jesus, love His Word, and love their neighbor as themselves.  She holds a Masters of Christian Education with a concentration in Theology from New Orleans Seminary.  She joined the Dayspring staff in September, 2020.

Support Team

Deann Suddith

Accounting

Debbie Kreamer

Worship Assistant

Donna Alford

Administrative Assistant

Donna Sanders

Administrative Assistant

Emily Pannone

Event Coordinator for College

Shay Brunson

Administrative Assistant

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