STAFF

JEFF SMITH
Lead Pastor

ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in west Texas. I’m a husband to Amanda, father to 4 kids (Graham, Eloise, Rosalie, and Caris). I’ve been in pastoral ministry since 2014 and was in the corporate world before that.

I’m a movie junkie (particularly action and superhero movies), a board-gamer and a lover of Texas Tech athletics. When I’m not at church you can find me hanging out with my family, exploring new restaurants, or drinking too much coffee. 

MY ROLE

I’m the Lead Pastor of Gateway which means I provide spiritual and organizational leadership to the church, it’s governing board, and it’s staff. I’m also the primary preacher and teacher. 

My passion is that people might know God and thrive in him. I love people being connected, growing in relationship with God and with one another.

FUN FACTS

MOST UNUSUAL ITEM IN MY OFFICE: busted water pipes from Wisconsin.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Texas Tech Men’s Basketball

PETS: Golden Retriever (Esme) and cat (Cookie)

SOMETHING NO ONE WOULD GUESS ABOUT ME: I have two different colored eyes.

SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT: Way Maker by Leeland

JULIE OLSON
Administrative Assistant

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LYNN ESTENSEN
Worship Coordonator

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KATIE UTTKE
Children’s Ministry Coordinator

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KARIN DOW
Compassion Coordinator

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COLIN ANDERSON
Visual Media Specialist

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