STEVEN BARR: LEAD PASTOR
Steven is the Founder of Cast Member Church and shares the Lead Pastor role with his wife, Lucia. Steven is a force to be reckoned with. Spend only five minutes with him, and you'll be inspired to jump into some unknown adventure. With nearly 30 years of pastoral leadership in his rearview mirror, Steven is a visionary, innovator, communicator, and encourager for churches and leaders around the world. However, nothing can compete with his passion for mentoring Disney Cast Members on the journey of following Jesus and living out the unique adventures that God has prepared for each one.
Steven and Lucia have two adult children and live within view of Cinderella Castle. He is the author of the book, "A GUIDE TO A LIFE BEYOND IMAGINATION," which shares the groundbreaking disciplemaking tool and process he developed for Cast Member Church. He is also working on a new book entitled, "A GUIDE TO A CHURCH BEYOND IMAGINATION," which shares the innovative principles that have formed Cast Member Church. This book should be released in late 2020.
INTERESTING FACT: Steven is bi-lingual and has written several worship songs which are sung in almost every Spanish-speaking church around the world.
LUCIA BARR: LEAD PASTOR
Lucia possesses a contagious passion for helping others become all that God has designed them to be. She has the unique ability to see in others what they cannot see in themselves.
Lucia was born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico, and came to the United States almost 25 years ago. She has worked for the last seven years at Walt Disney World as a Coordinator in EPCOT.
In addition to her leadership role in Cast Member Church, Lucia hosts a livestream program called, "CREADOS PARA MAS," which provides leadership coaching to a Spanish-speaking audience all over the world.
INTERESTING FACT: Lucia is one of nine children (she is number five) and is the only member of her family who lives in the U.S.
Aaron has a fantastic way of connecting with others and building mutual trust. He is an encourager and teacher extraordinaire. Aaron has served in ministry for over 20 years in varied roles from administration, preaching, discipling leaders, and developing missional communities.
You will have a hard time finding someone as passionate about making and multiplying disciples as Aaron. It's probably for that reason that Aaron and his wife, Michelle, have been connected to Cast Member Church from the beginning. They have two sons, Drake and Aiden.
INTERESTING FACT: Aaron and his family have an obsession with roasting the best coffee possible, which has grown into quite the small business. You can taste their artisanship in the Cast Member Church custom blend, "PIXIE DUST."
AARON CANTRELL, STRATEGIC OPS
CASSANDRA SMITH, MEDIA
Cassandra has worked with youth and college-age students for 15 years. Her adventures have taken her to national youth ministry internships, global missions, serving her local church, and writing. Her passion is in creating and spreading messages of wholeness. Her publishing company, Aletheia Press, is excited to partner with Cast Member Church to see a discipleship movement continue to unfold by developing tools and resources.
INTERESTING FACT: For four years Cassandra's address was a license plate as she lived on a tour bus and worked live events across America with 40 of her closest friends.