Meet the Staff


Riley Powell

Pastor Riley Powell and his wife, Karen, recently returned to the Springfield area to enjoy retirement after many years of active ministry in the Nazarene church.  On Monday, July 20, 2020, Pastor Riley began as Interim Pastor.

Tim and Peggy Tripp

Tim and Peggy have a vision that everyone openly recognizes and embraces that we were created by God for one purpose, to worship him through the way we live our lives. It’s not just an opportunity, but our biblical responsibility to worship and serve Christ! Tim and Peggy along with their three children have all been active with the music portion of worship along with several other ministry areas of the church since 2009.

Peggy Tripp

Although this is the first time Peggy has been an office manager, her attention to detail, organizational skills paired with a pleasant personality and a love for the Lord made this a good fit for her.

Jay Bush

When I was 15 years old, I accepted God’s call to the ministry. To fulfill that call, I attended Olivet Nazarene University where I graduated with a B.A. in Religion, and then earned a Master of Divinity degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary.
During my freshman year at Olivet, I met my wife Roxanne, and we were married in May of 1995. Our beautiful daughter Easton was born while I was in Seminary. Yes it is true – she is named after a softball bat! Our “little man,” Austin, (Roxanne wouldn’t let me name him “Nike”) joined the family in 2002. He keeps our life very interesting.
I love playing with my kids, watching sports, following the Michigan Wolverines, and working with students…not necessarily in that order!
I want to see our students love God with everything they’ve got; live out their relationship with God everywhere they go; and have a passion for their friends to come to know Christ. That is what God wants for us.
Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.