Soma Church Leadership Team
SHAUN & CHARELE FAULKNER
Lead Pastor & Elder
Shaun and Charele are the founding Pastors of Soma Church. They married in 1999, and have three children, Isaac, Caedan and Isabella. With a calling from God to minister to the Holt community, Pastor Shaun and Charele along with other faithful families began Soma in February of 2006. Since that time God has used them and the church to reach many different people. For fun, Shaun enjoys golfing and other sports with the kids. He also relaxes while working around the house, in the yard and in their flower beds. Charele is an advid excersise queen! She enjoys coffee anytime and is always serving their family in any way possible.
MATTHEW & BRITTNI NORRIS
Associate Pastor, Children's Pastor & Elders
Matthew and Brittni married in 2005, and love spending family time with their 2 daughters, Landry and Emery. Matthew serves as the Associate Pastor. He declares that living for Jesus was the best decision he ever made! Brittni is a full-time wife and mom who enjoys creative outlets like crafting. Above all else, Brittni strives to love God with her whole heart every day.
DR. COREY AND JESSICA NEILL
BEAU & MICHELLE YEAGER
Men & Women's Pastors, Office Administration & Elders
Beau & Michelle married in 2003 and have 3 children, Sara-Grace, Jaeden and Zeke. Beau works as an Engineering Coordinator. Michelle works for a local trucking company, as well as volunteering in the church office. In their leisure time, they enjoy traveling and attending their children's sporting events.
OMAR & SANDRA RODRIGUEZ
PASTOR & RAQUEL GARCIA
Spanish Pastors & Elder
Pastor and Raquel married in 2008, and together have 7 children and 1 grandchild. As business owners of Pastor's Kitchen, Pastor cooks while Raquel handles the business accounting. They express their love for Jesus through trust and obedience, as they imitate Him.
ALEX & GRACIE PICAZO
CHARLES & FELICIA TAYLOR
Charles and Felicia married in 2005 and together have 7 children. Charles and Felicia work creating beautiful and memorable events through their own event planning business. Felicia also works in the mental health field. The Taylors find joy in spending time with family.
ROBERT OSBORN (TINA OSBORN)
Robert works as a supervisor for a local construction company, as well as maintaining Soma's facilities and grounds. Married since 2007, together he and Tina have fifteen children by birth and adoption, in addition to six grandchildren. Their heart is to follow God no matter where He leads.
KEN & KAREN WORLEY
THRIVE Groups & Elders
Ken works as a realtor with Patton Realty, and Karen as an office manager. They married in 1980, and have one son and 2 adorable grandchildren. In free moments you'll find Ken immersed in playing his mandolin and listening to bluegrass music, while Karen happily reads or quilts.
ERICH & PAULA WILDGRUBE
Erich and Paula tied the knot in 1986, and are blessed with 4 children. Erich works in auto repair with Mercedes Benz and expresses his creativity through music and building projects. Paula serves the Zoe Homeschool as Administrator, following 20 years as a homeschool teacher. She enjoys books and movies, but loves interacting with kids even more!
Remaining Elders and Directors
JOSH & SHANNON DOGAN
Elders & Board of Directors
Josh and Shannon were married in 2004 and have three beautiful children; Kaeson, Josie and Leona. Josh is a structural engineer and Shannon is a talented interior designer. As a family, they enjoy playing sports, board games, traveling and movie nights. Out of their willingness to serve God, they count it an honor to serve their church family. The Dogan's declare Joshua 1:9 as their family scripture: "This is My commandment, be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
THOMAS & ESTHER LÜTZE
Elders & Board of Directors
Thomas and Esther were married in 1993 and have two sons, Simon and Jonathan. Thomas is a manager in research and development and in his free time enjoys climbing. Thomas has a love for worship music and enjoys singing, playing the guitar and piano. Esther is a home inspector by trade and enjoys playing tennis and swimming. The Lützes serve faithfully as Elders and Directors at Soma.
WILLIE & MICHELLE SCOTT
Willie works as a custodial worker with the City of Tuscaloosa, and enjoys travel and playing basketball. Michelle works for the City School system as a CNP (cook). They married in 2005, and are the proud parents of Willie and DyShayla. Willie and Michelle walk out their love for the Lord by seeking to put Him first in their lives, and sharing His love with others in both words and deeds.