Our Team

Say hello to the leadership team at HISplace Family Church

Meet our leadership team

Say hello to the leadership team at HISplace Family Church. Got questions for the lead team at HISplace? Contact us by clicking here.


Doug Bartsch - Lead Pastor

HISplace Family Church is led by our founding pastor, Doug and his wife, Kim Bartsch. Pastor Doug’s background in accounting and business coupled with his life-long passion for God is expressed in very practical ministry. Both Doug and Kim were trained and apprenticed in ministry at Lakewood Church under the leadership of the late John Osteen. Doug and Kim have been married since 1987 and have two children, son Spencer, and daughter Bailey and husband, Chad.


A key emphasis of their ministry is restoring individuals, marriages and families to health and victory! Their fun and practical communication of the truths of the Bible will help you take next steps in your spiritual journey!


We invite you to receive periodic encouragement and random insights by following Pastor Doug on Twitter: @DougBartsch


"We can't wait to meet you!" - Pastor Doug

Kim Bartsch - Children, Students and Connections Director

Kim Bartsch helped launch HISplace Family Church in 1994. In addition to homeschooling two amazing children she has been a friend and "mom" to many others. She now leads our children's, students, and connection areas of the church. She is so much fun and brings life to everyone she meets.

Lead Team

Our Lead Team is our senior leadership team and includes the amazing leaders:

  • Larry and Sara Hixon - Small Group & Prayer Directors
  • Candice Lee-Chong - Worship Director.

Dream Team Leaders

Our Dream Team Leaders provide leadership for our Dream Teams and include:

  • Tina Etheridge - Host Team Director
  • Jamie Nunez - Children's Church Director
  • Jennifer Riggs - A-Team Director, Preschool Director and Administrative Assistant
  • Oscar Riggs - Ushers Director
  • Bailey Challans - Administrative Support