Team

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Ryan Jackson

Student Pastor

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Ryan joined the Carmel Student Ministry team in 2012 and helps lead Middle School and High School Bible studies, student services, and Sunday Bible studies. He assists in planning retreats, camps and mission projects. Ryan has a passion for teaching and enjoys spending time one-on-one discipling students. He also creates graphics, videos and promo items for the Student Ministry. Ryan and Rachel have a daughter, Adalyn. You may have seen his car in the parking lot – it’s a 1935 Chevrolet Coupe. Ryan built it! 

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Sophia Garrison

Student Discipleship Minister

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Sophia is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina. She grew up at Carmel and served as one of our Student Ministry interns for two Summers! The Lord used her time with us an intern to begin calling her to continue working in ministry. 

Sophia has a heart for helping students to connect in community, relates well with students, loves our team approach to ministry, and has a great heart for discipleship. She loves getting to know Carmel's students and families and looks forward to meeting many more!!

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Scott Spruill

Worship Band Director

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Scott Spruill

Worship Band Director
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Scott joined the Carmel Worship team in 2015. He began working with the Midweek band in 2019. He has also been on staff at Carmel Christian Schools since 2012 instructing the middle and high school worship program. Scott has a passion for developing the next generation of worship leaders. Scott has been married to his wife Stefanie since 2006. They have 2 delightful children. Scott has toured the US extensively, and continues to do so as the band leader and songwriter for the Caroline Keller Band.

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Erin Butler

Student Ministry Assistant

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Erin is a native Charlottean and she and her family have been active members at Carmel for the past 17 years. Erin has a background in graphic design and worked most recently as Visual Communications director at a local adoption agency. Erin and Eric have four kids, ranging from college sophomore to seventh grader. She is excited to be a part of the Student Ministry team!