MEET OUR TEAM
SEAN EPPERS | LEAD PASTOR
Sean has been living in The Woodlands, Texas since 1998 and graduated from Texas Tech University as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Sean studied at Dallas Theological Seminary, and is working towards completing his Masters in Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Sean began in full-time ministry in 2004 and where he has served as a student pastor, church planting resident, community group pastor, and discipleship pastor before being called to plant Providence North Community Church in 2015.
Sean and his wife Ashley were married in 2005 and have 4 children, Isabelle, Owen, Ethan, and Ruthie. As Lead Pastor, Sean’s role is to lead and develop our congregation and leadership so that God's church would be led toward the vision of making Christ known in our hearts, homes, community and the nations. Sean longs to see the people of Providence North worship Christ above all else, live in authentic biblical community with one another, and be sent out to make disciples in our spheres of influence.
JOSH AGNEW | COMMUNITY PASTOR
Josh Agnew serves as Pastor of Community at Providence North Community Church and brings a passion for loving God and loving others in and around our community. Josh married his wife Danielle in March of 2006 and together have three boys Keller Elway, Timothy Jack and Joshuah Peyton.
Prior to joining Providence North, Josh served in leadership roles for over 16 years in both the private and non-profit sectors. Josh and his wife Danielle moved from Colorado (GO BRONCOS!) to Texas in 2005 to open the franchise The Egg and I Restaurants. Over the course of 8 years, he helped grow the franchise to over 5 restaurants and had direct oversight of nearly 200 associates. His role in developing training and raising up new leaders that love to serve others, prepared him for the next season God had in store for him while working in full time ministry.
Josh transitioned to full time ministry in 2012 where he worked for two other church plants in the Spring/Conroe area learning a great deal from both opportunities. Josh has a passion to see people connect into the life and body of Providence North for the purpose of being sent out to make disciples.
MELISSA PETERSON | KIDS DIRECTOR
For most of her childhood, Melissa grew up in The Woodlands and graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught elementary and intermediate school in CISD for 5 years before staying home with her growing family. Melissa and her husband, Scott, were married in 2005 and have 3 children, Carter, Logan, and Anni.
Melissa has a passion for nurturing children, encouraging them, and sharing the Gospel with them. Prior to taking on the role of Kids Director, Melissa has been involved in kids ministry over the years in a variety of capacities. These responsibilities include weekly volunteer, curriculum editor and coordinator, team lead, Interim Kids Director, and implementing the launch of Providence Kids when Providence North began in 2015. As Kids Director, Melissa desires to partner with parents in building a strong, gospel-centered foundation for the children of Providence North.
ZACH HARRISBERGER | WORSHIP PASTOR
Zach grew up in Austin, TX. Growing up in the church, God developed in him a love for worshipping Jesus while playing keys for his student ministry. During his time at Hardin Simmons University, the Lord placed a desire on his heart to see Jesus worshipped more fully and gave Zach a calling to lead worship to that end. After graduating, Zach moved back to Austin and entered into a 2 year residency with the worship team at Austin Stone Community Church in order to be discipled and better equipped as a worship pastor.
Zach met his wife, Bekah, there at the Austin Stone and they just got married in August! Together, they recognize that Jesus is worthy of far more worship than we could ever offer - in The Woodlands and in the world - and both desire to see His name be lifted high above all else. He alone is worthy of that!
The elders are charged with guarding the doctrine of the church, which is articulated in our affirmation of faith as well as governing the main vision and mission of the church.
The financial board is an independent team that works along side our elder board. They are an outside set of accountability and leadership with regard to the stewardship of church resources. Practically they help determine how and where funds are allocated, staff salaries, outside support, and an approval process to protect the financial integrity of the church.