Meet the Team

Kelly Monaghan

Lead Elder-Pastor
Kelly is married to Marianne and they have four children. Kelly helped launch Southlands in 2017 and has been serving as Lead Pastor since. Kelly's primary responsibilities include oversight of preaching, leadership development, and vision.

Jeff Collins

Elder-Pastor
Jeff is married to Brittany and they have four children. Jeff and Brittany have been at Southlands since 2017. Jeff became a pastor in September 2020 and works as a mechanical engineer.

Mike O'Brien

Elder-Pastor
Mike is married to Laurie and they have three children and 9 grandchildren. Mike has been at Southlands since 2017 and became a pastor in September 2020. Mike works part-time driving Uber/LYFT.

Anthony Fernandez

Elder-Pastor
Anthony is married to Melody and they have three children. Anthony has been at Southlands since 2017 and became a pastor in April 2022. Anthony works as a school teacher for children with special needs.

Tim Gunther

Elder-Pastor
Tim is married to Amy and they have four children. Tim has been at Southlands since 2017 and became a pastor in November 2023. Tim works as a IT specialist/director.

Melody Fernandez

Kids Ministry Lead
Melody is married to Anthony and has been at Southlands since 2017. Melody works as a school teacher and became KIDS ministry lead in 2020.

Amy Gunther

Executive Administrative Assistant
Amy is married to Tim and has been at Southlands since 2017. Amy came on to staff in 2021 and is an expert on all things Southlands.

Fernando & Cary Pelaez

Youth Ministry Leads
Fernando and Cary have three children and have been at Southlands since 2017. They have served as the Youth Ministry Leaders since Southlands' launch.

Asia Vargas

Worship & Social Media Lead
Asia is married to Luke and has been attending Southlands since 2017 and began leading worship in 2020. Asia also oversees our social media account and works as a pre-school teacher.

Donna Bateman

Event Coordinator
Donna is married to Ken and they have two children and four grandchildren. Donna has been attending Southlands since 2018 and makes all our events awesome.