Active Elders at Sanctuary

At Sanctuary we believe in the Biblical leadership model of Elders, and we are excited about the individuals God has raised up to serve in this critical role at our church.


Craig Bowler

I grew up in Southern California enjoying the sand and surf. I met the love of my life, Kristy, at a summer camp while in High School and we’ve been together ever since! We’ve have been married for 27 years and love being together. We have two incredible daughters, Adele and Audrey Grace, who are beautiful on the inside and out.  My passion is to see the Bible become livable reality in our neighborhood and the nations.


 John Decarreau

John Decarreau
I am a native of Winooski, VT and graduated from the University of Vermont.  I starting dating my amazing wife Paula in the 8th grade and we married right after college.   We have three great kids, Thomas (University of Georgia), Rachel (Lee University) and Hunter (Allatoona High school).  We have lived in Acworth since 2004 and I’ve worked in the Floor & Decor Buying team for over 10 years.  Baseball has been a huge part of my life since I could stand up and I’ve enjoyed coaching for over 15 years.  Sanctuary has been a HUGE part of the faith journey of every member of our family.  My passion is to serve the incredible families at Sanctuary and watch them grow on their faith journeys.


Tony Dodd

One of few Georgia natives, I was born in Cobb County and currently live in Powder Springs with my beautiful bride of 15 years, Dana, of Mobile, Alabama.  Our son Nathanael is four years old and loves trains, cars and just about anything mechanical.

An entrepreneur at heart, I own DATO Technologies, an Information Technology services company, and we serve small businesses in the Atlanta area by helping them better utilize technology to run their operations.  Dana leads a discipleship counseling ministry,  New Life Design, where she teaches individuals and couples how to live out of their true identity in Christ and experience the abundant life Jesus promised them.


Brent Harrison

Brent Harrison's Family Picture - April 2016
Brent grew up in Marietta, GA and attended both Auburn University and the University of Georgia.  After spending 7 years in the business world as a sales representative and manager, God called Brent into ministry.  Since 2005, Brent has been actively involved in global missions and church discipleship through a ministry he founded called Experience Missions International.  Brent met his wife Rebekah on a mission trip he was leading to Kenya Africa, and they got married in 2011.  They have a precious new baby girl named Avery.


 David Hazelip

My wife, Shirley, and I grew up in Kentucky; we are blessed with 3 children and 10 grandchildren. As a result of helping my father as a child in his electrical contractor business, I became a Journeyman electrician and an electrical apprentice instructor. After working in Arizona and California as an electrician and instructor for over 20 years, I moved to Atlanta and developed an electrical contractor business. I am passionate about our Sanctuary family, Hospitality, and Global Outreach.


Jack Kelly

My wife Judy and I have been married for 38 years and we have 4 children: Susan, Brian, Shellie, and Kristi. We have 9 grandchildren: Christopher, Chase, Caleb, Zachary, Preston, Sarah, Molly, Charlotte and Mary Grace. I am a corporate consultant/coach.


Scott Kor

Scott and Leanna
I was born in Fresno California, went to Fresno State. I worked most of my life in the Office Supply Industry. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle WA area and now here in Acworth. Leanna and I met just after High School. We have 3 girls, Jordan, Ryan and Madison. All four ladies are singers and musicians, and have a passion for worship and serving in the music ministry. My special talent is Flyfishing. I believe that is listed in the spiritual gifts section of the Bible next to carpentry. Remember, the great carpenter loved to recruit fishermen. I am passionate about the youth ministry as well as men’s ministries.


Monte Mann

I am grew up in Allendale, Illinois a small town in the southern part of the state. I graduated from the University of Illinois and headed out to California where I met my wife Helen and we were blessed with two girls Emily and Elizabeth (Lizzy). We moved from California to Austin, TX and then to Kennesaw Georgia 12 years ago.  I work as a regional sales director for the commercial division of Staples and primarily cover the states of Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. We have been with Sanctuary from the very first gathering and I am especially passionate about men developing into spiritual leaders for their families and for married couples to love each other as Christ loved church.


Brad McLean

McLean Family Pic
My wife and I are both from Georgia, and love Marietta and our church Sanctuary.  We have been married for 20 years and have three children: Jordan, Nathan, and Greta. I am a Georgia Tech graduate, and have worked in engineering/business, ministry, and currently work in church/ministry accounting. My favorite areas at Sanctuary to serve are children’s ministry and youth ministry. I am completely humbled and honored to serve Sanctuary as an Elder.


Matt Morgan

I am a Georgia native and grew up in Marietta. My wife Danielle and I met at the University of Georgia. We have three amazing children: Reed, Molly and Brice. I am passionate about Family Ministry, Teaching, and Administration.


 Bill Tradewell

I grew up in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and met my lovely wife while I was in college studying mechanical engineering and she was attending nursing school. In 1989 we moved to the far suburbs of New York City and we spent about 19 years there as I managed the technical training operation in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic  areas for an auto manufacturer. We moved to west Cobb from NY in 2009 due to changes in my job and we’ve come to love the southern lifestyle and mild winter weather.

We have a daughter Sara who is a occupational therapist technician and an avid equestrian. She lives here in Georgia and is involved with helping autistic children learn how to care for and ride horses. Our son Christopher and his wife Emi both work in Manhattan, NY and live near the Statue of Liberty in New Jersey.

Sandy and I love Sanctuary and I am humbled and honored to be a part of the leadership team serving God here.


 Mike Wade

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Lana and I moved to Acworth almost 3 yrs. ago from Baton Rouge, La. We are on the Hospitality Team and in Luanne and Steve Trehern’s small group. I also attend Wednesday night’s men’s meetings and DMD on Saturday mornings. My hobby is riding motorcycles with my wife in the north GA mtns.