Red Tree Church Leadership

Our Elder Board

At Red Tree Church, we believe the biblical terms of Elder, Pastor, and Overseer are synonymous. To that end we see our elder board as both the leaders and pastors of our Church. Our elder board consists of some paid staff and some volunteer “lay” leaders, but they all operate with equal authority and responsibility in pastoring our church.


Craig McAlevey - Discipleship Pastor

The McAlevey family came to Red Tree in 2011. In 2013, Craig was installed as an elder and God called Craig into full time vocational ministry with Red Tree in 2014. Currently, Craig serves as our discipleship pastor. He has a vision and passion to see the church become equipped to be disciple-makers in the world.


Samuel Tunnell - Lead Pastor

The Tunnell family came to Red Tree in 2015. Sam completed a church planting assessment and was installed as an elder in 2016. In the fall of 2017, rather than leave Red Tree to plant a new church, Sam stepped into the lead pastor role after Red Tree’s original planting pastor stepped into the mission field internationally.


Jesse Packard - Lay Elder

Jesse was installed as an elder at Red Tree in 2016. Jesse feels called to plant a church at some point in the future, and he leads out in areas of discipleship and community within Red Tree.


Mike Pijut - Lay Elder

Mike was installed as an elder at Red Tree in 2017. He has a passion for seeing God’s people united with Him in a regular and deep prayer life.


Matt Kreutzer - Lay Elder

Matt was installed on the Red Tree Elder board in 2018. He feels called to church planting, and leads in areas of financial stewardship and evangelism.


Dan Gruender - Lay Elder

Dan was installed as an Elder at Red Tree in 2019. Dan and his wife Sarah are passionate about healthy marriages, and they lead in areas of marriage discipleship.


Our Staff


Lane Morecraft - Worship Director

Lane joined the Red Tree team in 2017. He has a passion for God’s people expressing their worship. He leads the creative team, and is the main worship leader for our weekend gatherings.


Krissi Michael - Treehouse Director

Krissi has been the children’s director at Red Tree since 2015. She has a caring and shepherding heart for children, and is passionate about partnering with parents to see their kids raised up in the Lord.


Kim McAlevey - Bookkeeper

Kim has been the bookkeeper at Red Tree since 2009. She is gifted in areas of stewardship and finance and brings this gifting to the benefit of our church.


Our Deacons


Curt Augustin

Curt joined the Deacon Board in 2019. Curt oversees visitation and benevolence ministry.

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Scott Russum

Scott joined the Deacon Board in 2019. Scott gives leadership and creative voice to our hospitality ministry.


Brian Elliott

Brian joined the Deacon Board in 2019. Brian co-leads the set-up and tear-down teams, and shares the administration of property with Tony Salt.


Tony Salt

Tony joined the Deacon Board in 2019. Tony co-leads the set-up and tear-down teams, and partners with Brian Elliott in the administration of property.


Lane Forhetz

Lane joined the Deacon Board in 2019. Lane serves by leading the Finance team for our church.