Clay & Kristin Powell (Lead Pastors)

Both stemming from their Texas roots, Pastors Clay and Kristin ended up in Springfield, MO where they grew in leadership in Master’s Commission (a discipleship training program). Pastor Clay at Master’s Commission Cornerstone and Pastor Kristin at Master’s Commission Springfield. Through the two groups coming together they eventually met, fell in love and have been married since 2007. Together they have served through the years as Master’s Commission directors of their own programs as well as youth pastors and associate pastors. God was using all of their training, experiences and building to prepare them to move to Elkhart, Indiana in 2014 and become the lead pastors of Connexions Church in 2015. Pastors Clay and Kristin love people and really put value into doing life with others. They have a burden on their hearts for Elkhart and are believing to see this city do big things and flourish. 

Pastor Clay is full of Texas pride and you can find him rooting for the Dallas Cowboys as well as the Houston Astros any day. He is also an avid basketball fan and loves a good cup of coffee and spending time with his family. 

Pastor Kristin is a coffee fanatic. You rarely see her without a great cup of joe in hand. She loves photography and spending time with her family and friends. 

Together Pastors Clay and Kristin have three children: Jordan, Riley and Cameron





Kevin & Cindy Gearhart (Associate Pastors)