Meet Our Staff


Ron & Teddi Sylvia are the founding pastors of Church @ The Springs. The Springs began with only 21 people in an office building and has grown to over 3,000 in attendance across three campuses.

Believing that every person matters to God, Pastor Ron is committed to leading our generation to know Him and growing a community of Christ-followers who will serve Him and the world.

Ron’s passion for church planting continues to be the heartbeat of The Springs. Ron has trained thousands of church planters in conferences and coaching networks, and continues to invest in the next generation of churches. The Springs has planted and invested in 42 churches around the world! Pastors Ron and Teddi are the proud parents of three children and eight grandchildren.


Jacob Sylvia

Middleton Campus Pastor

Jimmy Tyner

Worship Pastor

Joe LaCognata

Teaching Pastor

Thomas Pestow

Connections Pastor

Lenny Cote

Pastoral Care

Mike Storts

Lady Lake Campus Pastor

Ned Gable

Kids Pastor

Randy Smith

Executive Pastor

Ron Sylvia

Lead Pastor

Ryan Parquette

Student Ministries Pastor

Teddi Sylvia

Women’s Ministry Pastor


Alex Ferko

Southwest Campus Director

Alyssa Jensen

Creative Experience Coordinator

Amy Takii

Lady Lake Kids Coordinator

Andrew Downey

Associate Worship Pastor

Connie Lorenzo


Christine Nieman

Executive Assistant to Ron Sylvia

Debby Jones

Elementary Coordinator

Deirdre McArthur

Database Coordinator

Dillon Freeman

Production Assistant

Drew Takii

Lady Lake Student Ministry Director

Gabby Whitlow

Student Ministry Assistant

Heather Miller

Groups Coordinator

Jarod Atchley

Southwest Campus Worship Director

Joel Santana

Middleton Connections Director

Kim LaCognata

Weekday Preschool Director

Krista Payne

Financial Assistant

Marion Mulkey

Facilities Director

Matt Stanley

Production Director

Michael Miller

Lady Lake Worship Director

Muriel Wade


Noah Crouch
Middle School Director
Olivia Theile

Middleton Campus Coordinator

Patti Molhan

Membership Admin

Randy Speer

Film Producer

Renee Parker

HR Specialist

Renee Hollenbeck


Rhett Jackson

Portable Church Coordinator

Stephen O'Neal

Middleton Production Coordinator

Tiffiny Bergia

Kids Operations Coordinator

Tracy Johnson

Administrative Assistant

William Lorenzo


Yessy Lorenzo

Digital & Print Manager