Meet the team.

Executive Team

JASON LEE

Lead Pastor
Jason  loves living in Gainesville with his wife of 19 years and their two daughters (4th grade & 6th grade).  When he's not at Disney, he's most likely watching a great movie or show, having a great conversation over a great cup of coffee or watching football.  Jason is passionate about creating irresistible environments for adults, students, and kids and believes the local church is the hope of the world!

JON BIRKMIRE

Associate Pastor
Jon has been on staff since 2015. He and his wife Ashley love Gainesville, exploring the outdoors and playing with their 2 dogs. Ashley is a mental health counselor and splits time between Shands Hospital and her private practice. Jon is passionate about partnering with parents and creating irresistible experiences for the next generation. He is an extrovert and loves a good practical joke so don’t take what he says too seriously!

ANNIE TUCKER

Family Ministry Director
Annie has been on staff since 2017 and has been attending Anthem for 6 years. She lives with her husband Kyle, two kids Millie, 2nd grade and Gabe 5th grade. She is an enneagram 2 wing 3. Her loves include playing games with friends and checking out new brews with her husband.

Staff Team

NATALIA  AVILLA

Service Programming LDP
Natalia has attended Anthem since her first year of college. She has a passion for cultivating environments and atmospheres that point people toward God. Natalia won’t leave the house without a good book. Growing up in a Colombian household, she was taught to love coffee, food, and soccer. She is also known as Tia Natis to her niece and 3 nephews.

REBECCA CAIN

Guest Services Director
Rebecca has attended Anthem since 2010. You can find her many Sunday’s leading in worship as well as running around leading Guest Services! Her favorite job title is Mama. She has an incredible son, Cason, and two fur babies. Rebecca loves music, coffee, working out, Gator football, plants & the beach. She’s passionate about creating a place where people can feel like they belong, regardless of their story, and can ultimately meet Jesus.

JASON CARR

Groups Director
Jason loves good coffee, life-giving conversation and is a massive college football fan. He grew up, lived, and did ministry in Alpharetta, Georgia until moving to Gainesville. He is passionate about helping people find authentic community and coffee. Did we mention he likes coffee?

PHILIP FLOOR

Student Ministries Director
Philip has been on staff since 2020. He has a tremendous passion for helping students discover and develop a faith of their own. When he is not working, you can find him running around all over Gainesville and attending any sporting event in the area. Books, coffee, and hanging out with friends are his all-time go-to’s.

KIM RICH

Children's Ministry Director
Kim is married to Tom Rich. They have 2 children, Abbie and Cody. The Air Force brought them to Gainesville in May of 2021, and they have truly loved finding community here! From Gator games to Buchholz cheer they stay busy. Kim has a heart for children’s ministry and a passion for partnering with parents to help build a strong faith foundation for their kids as they grow their relationship with Jesus.

CAITLYN RICHTER

Student Ministries LDP
Caitlyn has been volunteering at Anthem since 2019 and joined staff in December of 2022.
When she is not at Anthem, you can find her at the farmers market, traveling, working out,
watching or playing sports; all with family or friends. She also works as an athletic trainer in our
local high schools and is passionate about finding people who want to come alongside her to
invest in the next generation, so every student knows how much they matter and belong no matter what!

TONI SALEM

Connections Director
Toni has been on staff since 2019. She has 2 teenagers and has been married to her husband Raed for 17 years. She enjoys ALL of her free time watching her daughter play sports. And cooking and watching the occasional movie with her fam.

MATT STANLAND

Music Director
Matt is married to his wife Erin. He has 3 boys...Mason, Landon, and Devon. Matt enjoys playing music with his band Wild Pines (check them out on Spotify), listening to music (collecting records), sports (Football, Hockey), all things involving Star Wars, going to Disney World, and eating a well prepared Steak.....also did we mention he loves Star Wars?