Our Leaders


Pastor; Missions Coordinator:

Greg & Kim Cramer

Greg and Kim have been in ministry roles for over 20 years. They feel passionate about teaching the word of God and seeing the lost find Christ. They love traveling, spending time with their two adult daughters, and are soon to be grandparents!



Richard Kipp

Richard and his wife Olga have a deep love for Paulding and have lived here for over 14 years. Together they serve various roles at Branch such as the singing and doing sound for the worship team. They love being outside, wood-working and spending time with their family.


Elder; Finance Director:

Tom & Sue Darby

Tom and Sue are very servant-hearted. You will find them filling many roles behind the scenes, primarily the finances and spiritual direction. Tom and Sue love spending time with their three adult children, three grandchildren, and their dog, Harper.


Head Deacon:

Zech Gerhardt

Zech stepped into the head deacon role in 2016. He proudly serves this role and volunteers in Roots Youth alongside his wife Rachel. They have one lovely daughter, and enjoy spending time with their families and being outside.


Worship Director:

Justin Tackett

Justin is passionate about worshipping God through music. He is skilled in many instruments, and loves using his talents for the Lord. Justin and his wife Melissa are proud parents of two young children and love playing outside as a family.


Children’s director:

Darlene Briskey

Darlene is dedicated to teaching the bible to the children, helping them understand the Gospel on a deep level, and allowing the holy spirit to move. Darlene and her husband Dan are parents of eight adult children and have thirteen amazing grand children.


Youth Director:

Caleb Briskey

Caleb has a big heart to reach the youth of Paulding county. He hopes to see the youth give their hearts to Christ and learn to defend their faith. Caleb and his wife Shelly have one daughter and are excitedly expecting their second child!


Nursery Coordinator:

Amber Krynock

Amber and her husband Nathan have a great love for Paulding. It’s not uncommon to find them volunteering in the community. Nathan and Amber are proud parents of five children, and love cooking and traveling.