Our Team

Paul Thibodeaux

Lead Pastor

Hey there! I’m Paul Thibodeaux, one of your pastors here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to preach, teach, cast vision, build relationships and lead people to the cross.

A little tidbit about me: I love experiencing life everyday. When I’m not engaged in a conversation talking and laughing with someone, you’ll probably find me checking what's happening in the life of sports on ESPN.

I’m here to help you find, appreciate and live in your full potential as you embrace your purpose and enjoy the presence of Christ in your life. So feel free to reach out!

Eddie Bridgeman

Care Pastor

Hey there! I’m Eddie Bridgeman, Sr (affectionately - Pastor Eddie), your Care Pastor here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to stand in faith with and serve you and your family with care and comfort during some of the most difficult seasons. 

A little tidbit about me: I have served in ministry for the past 30 years, the last 5 years here at Impact Church. I'm originally from Canton, MS (...you know, just a country boy from Mississippi trying to make it in the city with y'all). When I’m not serving the Body with prayer, counseling and comforting, you’ll probably find me enjoying a day at the park with my best friend and fur buddy, Paxton Prince, our miniature schnauzer.

I’m here to serve as your Care Pastor and meet you at the point of your need. I am grateful for the opportunity to care for you through a personal care check-in, home or hospital visit, a call, a text, or video call, so feel free to reach out!

Mary Lee Joshua

Director of Operations

Hey there! I’m Mary Lee Joshua, your Director of Operations here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to ensure everything runs smoothly, assisting however and whenever I can, and working closely with our Facilities, Events, and Marketing Teams to keep our campus in top shape.

A little tidbit about me: I'm an entrepreneur and owner of my own haircare brand. I created the brand following in my family's footsteps, focusing on quality products for us, by us.

When I’m not seen doing "all the things" on campus, you’ll probably find me traveling or engaging in acts of service, my love language. I’m also in the process of learning Zulu, a native South African language.  Sawubona!

I’m here to ensure that everything runs smoothly, to help lead people to Christ, and to share love with everyone who steps through our doors.  So feel free to reach out!

Erica Mills

Experience Director

Hey there! I’m Erica, your Experience Director here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to be part of a team that produces creative, innovative, and spirit-filled worship experiences.

When I’m not in the Production Booth, you’ll probably find me building something from scratch or gardening.

I’m here to help with your worship needs, so feel free to reach out!

Robert Sheats

Facilities Director

Hey there! I’m Robert Sheats your Facilities Director here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to see everyone who enters the campus experience Impact Radical Hospitality.

A little tidbit about me: I started in production when Impact first launched in 2007 and have had many different roles here. When I’m not setting up or breaking down church and event stuff, you’ll probably find me playing table tennis or in the Warehouse creating something with my hands.

I’m here to serve the Lord, and my Impact family, so feel free to reach out!

Tyler Rouse

Youth Pastor

Hey there! I’m Tyler Rouse, your Youth Pastor here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to serve and lead our High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers, as they develop a relationship with Christ for themselves.

A little tidbit about me: I've served children and families for over a decade now. When I’m not designing engaging activities for our Maximum Impactors, you’ll probably find me coaching and playing different sports, visiting art exhibits and attractions here in greater Atlanta. As a newer resident of this great city, I love to explore the various sites, sounds and attractions.

I’m here to serve our youth, as a mentor, pastor and friend so feel free to reach out!

Cindy McNeil

Children's Ministry Director

Hey there! I’m Cindy McNeil, your Children's Ministry Director here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program for Impact Kidz.

I recruit and train servant leaders who touch children’s lives with God’s love, teach them God’s Word and provide fellowship with God’s people - laying a foundation that will keep children interested in the things of God and involved in church fellowship for a lifetime.

A little tidbit about me: I am most proud of being a mother and an educator. When I’m not prepping and planning for Sunday experiences, you’ll probably find me reading a book on the nearest beach.

I’m here to walk alongside parents to support the faith foundation of our children so feel free to reach out!

Melissa Berrios Saint-Laurent

Events Director

Hey there! I’m Melissa, the Events Director here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to assist with planning internal events as well as book and coordinate external events.

A little tidbit about me: I am from New York (Brooklyn to be specific) and a proud wife and mom! I own my own business and love to travel. When I’m not planning or setting up for an event, you’ll probably find me painting or creating something. I’m here to make all events at Impact memorable ones.

If you are in need of a space to host your next event I am your person, so feel free to reach out!

Dawn Austin

Health Navigator

Hey there! I’m Dawn Austin, your Health Navigator here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to bring health and wellness resources to you!

A little tidbit about me: I'm the proud mom to Aria Joi. When I’m not encouraging you to get your Biometric Exam, you’ll probably find me at the Pilates studio or walking on the Beltline.

I’m here to ensure that we have consistent and impactful health and wellness programming, so feel free to reach out!

Jamie Rachal

Graphic Designer

Hey there! I’m Jamie, graphic artist here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to bring Impact's amazing sermons, programs, events, and people to life with visual graphics.

A little tidbit about me: I'm a proud dad of 2 amazing boys, Jason and Cayden. When I’m not developing creative visuals for you, you’ll probably find me drawing, painting, at the gym or playing kickball with the Impact Kickball team.

I’m here to bring awareness and visually elevate all of the amazing things that are happening at Impact, so feel free to reach out!

Veronikka Gittens

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Hey there! I’m Veronikka, your Marketing & Communications Coordinator here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to find fresh and creative ways to share the good news and What's Happening in the Life of Impact with Impactors & the community.

A little tidbit about me: I love live music! When I’m not snapping content for Impact's social media, you’ll probably find me biking one of Atlanta's trails.

I’m here to keep you In the Know about all things Impact, so feel free to reach out!

Candice Jones

Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Hey there! I’m Candice Jones, Executive Assistant to Pastor Paul here at Impact Church. It’s my joy and a privilege to work alongside Pastor Paul and assist him with practical and administrative work.

A little tidbit about me: I am a coffee connoisseur who is working towards a PhD in Organizational Leadership with a Ministry track from Southeastern University.

When I’m not assisting Pastor Paul or writing a paper for school you’ll probably find me at a local coffee shop enjoying a latte, mentoring, or shoe shopping! I am also a bit of a foodie!

I’m here to aid Pastor Paul as a thought partner so he in turn is able to focus on excellent execution of the vision of Impact, pastoring, and doing other kingdom work! I love and appreciate that I GET to do this! Please feel free to reach out!

Kelly Monts

Campus Coordinator

Hey there! I’m Kelly Monts, your Campus Coordinator here at Impact Church. It’s my joy to make things run smoothly on campus.
 
When I’m not in the office, you’ll probably find me singing karaoke or doing a line dance.
 
I’m here to make ministry more efficient, so feel free to reach out!