Church Answers Expands Leadership Team

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Church Answers is expanding its leadership team with two key church health practitioners. Kevin Spratt will serve as vice president and chief growth officer. Steve Schaufele will become director of coaching.

Kevin Spratt

Spratt has served as executive pastor of operations at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky the past three years. Prior to that, he served at LifeWay Christian Resources in the LifeWay Leadership department. “I am excited to be working with pastors and other church leaders across the world through the ministry of Church Answers,” he said. “Church Answers has really become the go-to company for local congregations.” Spratt will oversee the ministry and strategic growth of the company.

Steve Schaufele has been the lead pastor of Foothills Community Church in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada for several years. He commented about this new opportunity: “It is an unbelievable honor to be a part of the Church Answers team. I am excited about working with and coaching pastors and other leaders through this ministry.” Schaufele will not only coach church leaders, he will also equip others to coach as well.

Steve Schaufele

Church Answers founder and CEO Thom S. Rainer commented about these leadership additions, “The addition of Kevin and Steve to our leadership team takes Church Answers to a new level to serve churches and church leaders. As we continue to grow in so many areas, these two leaders will provide the skills and the heart to move us forward.”

Sam Rainer, president of Church Answers, echoed similar sentiments. “God has given us two incredibly gifted leaders in a season of rapid growth at Church Answers. I am so thankful Kevin and Steve are joining our team.”

Based in Franklin, Tenn., Church Answers is one of the premier church health, coaching, and consulting firms in the world. In the United States alone, two-thirds of all Protestant churches are served through the podcasts, blogs, and resources of the ministry.