Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Mark Ellcessor

Raised in Delaware County, Mark graduated from Cowan in 1979. He then attended Purdue University (BOILER UP!), earning a degree in mathematics. Mark’s ship then sailed to Duke University, where he achieved a Master of Divinity in 1986. Mark is married to his wife, Lisa, and together they have four beautiful girls: Joy, Page, Beth and Lyn. Mark has been on staff at The Compass Church since 2002.

Mark loves The Compass Church because the people are passionate about God and making a difference in the community and the world.

Jerry Gillespie

Jerry’s expertise is all things administrative. He oversees personnel, finance, facilities and communications.  A 1991 graduate of Wapahani High School, Jerry has also earned a Bachelor’s in psychology from Indiana University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Jerry is married to Jennifer, also from the area, and together they have three children: […]

Shawna Sewell

Shawna Sewell serves as the executive assistant to the lead pastor.  She is married to her husband, Adam, and has two girls, Abby & Meredith.  Shawna has been a part of The Compass Church staff since 2014.

Todd Austin

Todd joined the The Compass Church staff in 2009, bringing a wide variety of experiences in and out of ministry. Although he has been involved in adult, youth and children’s ministry areas of the church, Todd currently oversees our Selma campus. Todd loves being married to his incredible wife, Sue, and has two children: Caleb (wife […]

Sue Austin

Sue has been a member of The Compass Church since 1992. She volunteered in children’s ministries, worship team and small group ministry before joining the staff as Children’s Ministries Director in 2010. Serving children has been a part of her professional life, as well, having taught at Royerton Elementary for fifteen years. When Sue isn’t serving […]

Lisa Ellcessor

Energy-packed Lisa Ellcessor loves the Lord and people. And she is passionate about her job as Director of Youth, Young Adults & Missions. Lisa’s top ten personal goals: 1) Be sold out to Jesus Christ, 2) Be happily married to Mark Ellcessor for as as long as I live, 3) Be instrumental in leading my […]

Lori Neal

Lori has been a part of The Compass Church since 2008, along with her husband, Jon, and children, Dru, Brandon, Megan, Olivia and Lilly. Lori started as the office administrator for the Yorktown campus in 2009, then transferred to the Selma campus in 2010. Lori loves people and her job, and she looks forward to lifting your […]