Staff Team

Amy Freels

I am a Texan at heart, but Birmingham and Mountaintop have been my home away from home since 1992. I have been on staff with the Children’s Ministry since it launched. It has been a joy seeing kids grow up at Mountaintop and begin their relationship with Jesus. I love… Read More

Autumn Vanderver

The Lord changed my life through Mountaintop in the late 90s and I’ve had the privilege of serving on staff since April of 2001. I believe the local church is the hope of the world and I’m so grateful to be here. I love making things happen behind the scenes. Read More

Ben Kuykendall

I have the privilege of serving with the most amazing group of musicians, singers and people that I know. We get the opportunity to show our love and gratitude for who Jesus is through worship every time we meet. I’m incredibly grateful for our team and the people who call… Read More

Cherie Moody

My heart for Mountaintop is to continue growing together in Christ and through serving others. I enjoy serving, meeting new people, and planning events to engage others. I have been an active member of Mountaintop since 2003. Our family came to the church by way of student ministry. A friend… Read More

Chris Conner

I’ve had the privilege of leading at Mountaintop since 2013. My first 8 years were as the Student Pastor – a season I will always cherish. I’m now the Missions and Outreach Pastor, which means I get the opportunity to help people grow in their faith as they serve their… Read More

Craig Peterson

I’ve been the Controller since 2008. I live in Shelby County with my two teenage sons. I went to UAB and Auburn University, War Eagle! My favorite pastimes are hunting and tinkering with my tractor. Read More

Isabel Bogaert

Hey Hey Hey! I joined the Mountaintop fam in 2022. I grew up in Florida and moved to bham for college! I graduated from Birmingham-Southern in 2021, and I am working on my master’s in Clinical Mental Health! I love working with 5th and 6th graders… Read More

James McConatha

I consider it a blessing that I get to serve alongside the talented Media Team at Mountaintop. You may not believe it… I’ve had my eye on this team since 2015 when my wife and I first attended a service here, and I’m excited to be on staff. Read More

Jenny Lou Grindle

I love getting to have fun with kiddos while sharing about Jesus’ love for them. My husband and I have four wonderful children. I am a proud graduate of Birmingham-Southern college, and I have been teaching special education for 20 years! I enjoy watching my children play sports, being outside,… Read More