Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Adam Pursel

Adam was raised in the church but didn’t become a Christian until his early 20’s. He was an atheist during undergrad, studying math and physics at Ashland University. After graduating from college, Adam taught high school math for five years while also coaching football and basketball. Adam married his amazing wife Molly in July of 2007. Adam and Molly have four pretty cool kids – Ethan, Ella, Annie, and Owen – whose hobbies include making lots of noise and not…

Andrew Champlin

A lifelong follower of Christ, a student of creative technology, and a coffee connoisseur are all accurate descriptors of Andrew. He once led a double life at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, playing the part of English nerd by day and live sound tech by night. Though he’d planned on working a writing gig somewhere after college, God had something different in mind.  Since then he’s had lots of creative jobs, from mixing music for festivals to event photography to web…

Angie Thompson

Angie is a local girl who has grown up in Mount Vernon and has been learning to follow Jesus since she was 12 years old. She and her amazing husband, Andrew, have three wonderful children, Emma, Will, and Kate, and they have been attending Lifepoint since 2007. Angie has always loved working with children, as she graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and had the privilege to teach second grade for five years…

Bryan Wolf

Bryan is an Illinois native and came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior while in high school. He married Deana in 1991 and they have six children: Hannah, Molly, Samuel, Lilly Beth, Sophia, and Annalia. Bryan moved to the Buckeye state in 1993 where he worked as a research scientist in the medical food industry for 10 years and concurrently earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. In 2002, the Lord called him into full-time missionary service,…

Deana Wolf

Deana was raised in central Illinois and came to know Jesus personally while in high school. She and her husband, Bryan, moved to the Columbus area after graduating from the University of Illinois. She worked as a chemist in an environmental wastewater testing lab for several years before becoming a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom. She and Bryan have six amazing kids – Hannah (married to Gonzalo), Molly, Samuel, Lilly Beth, Sophia, and Annalia. The Wolf family served in Chile, South America…

Marc Lyons

Marc is passionate about his faith and serving others. He recently retired after over 35 years in the business world and is now using his experiences and expertise to support the Lifepoint staff in the areas of leadership, strategy development, and communications. Marc also supports the members and regular attenders at Lifepoint Mt. Vernon by helping them find serving opportunities that maximize their time, talent, and treasure for God’s kingdom. Marc has been married to Kelly for 38 years, and…

Megan Kusch

Megan serves as a worship director at Lifepoint Church. She has lived in Texas and California, but considers herself mostly from Colorado, where she lived for 27 years. She first said yes to Jesus at age 5 at a vacation Bible school and felt a calling to vocational ministry at age 16. Megan’s adventures in music and ministry have included lots of itinerant worship leading, some interim work at churches, some songwriting and recording, and day jobs including, but not…

Sam Romine

Sam is a native of the great state of West Virginia and came to know the Lord at the age of 6. He came to Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the Fall of 2015 on a golf scholarship and graduated in the Winter of 2019 with a degree in Integrated Social Studies Education. He continues to help out with the Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams, serving as a part-time Assistant Coach. Sam was married to his amazing wife, Taiylor Preston,…