Anthem House Leadership Team
Alton has invested in the lives of hundreds of people for over 20 years. Armed with a radical gift of encouragement, Alton is passionate about helping this generation know that they are the beloved of God. He believes that an empowered and united community of faith has no limit to what God can do here on the earth. The vision of Anthem was birthed in Alton’s heart after years of working in different mega churches and feeling the conviction to invest in the discipling of people over processes and productions. He and his wife, Holley have been married for 25 years, have three adult children, and one still at home. In Alton’s free time, depending on the season, you will either find him out on the slopes or surfing behind a boat.
With 20 years of ministry experience, Kristan can tell you the thing she is most passionate about is discipleship. All of the roads that lead to people growing in their faith are paved with discipleship. As an original core team member, Kristan has helped lay the foundation of discipleship at Anthem through Huddles, Missional Communities, and Bible Reading. She is a discipleship coach and content developer for The Kingdom Dreams Initiative and a published author. Kristan and her husband Dave have been married for 20 years and have two daughters, Ella and Addilyn. In her free time you might find Kristan on the soccer field, at a dance competition or out on the lake with the family. To learn more about Kristan or find her books visit her website kristandooley.com
Starting from the age of three Kalynn has been singing and leading churches in worship. It’s not only something she absolutely loves but something she believes can bring revival to individual hearts and the church. Kalynn believes worship isn’t just done through music but also a lifestyle that you live out daily. We are so thankful to have Kalynn as a mother of worship in our Anthem family. Outside of Anthem she teaches worship dance at a local dance studio as well as helped start and now lead Ruach House of Prayer right here in Cincinnati! She has 4 siblings, seven nieces and nephews and is currently single ;). In her free time you might find Kalynn painting or adventuring outdoors.
Courtney Parks, Worship Pastor
Courtney has been a part of Anthem since day one. Home grown, he stepped into leading the family in worship during a season of need. He has the heart of the Father and longs to create a place of encounter for people to come near to God through worship. Courtney and his wife, Emily have been married for 10 years and they have three beautiful little girls, Penny, Gracey, and Abby. In his free time you might find Courtney coaching softball for one of his girl’s teams.
Juli Smith is the Prayer Pastor at Anthem. Prayer and worship before God is her life’s greatest pursuit. She has over a decade of experience as a: coach, teacher, trainer, pastor, chaplain, administrator, spouse, entrepreneur, and leader. Juli desires to equip people to live life in a way that embraces all God has called them to be. Juli has passions for such things as the pursuit of God’s presence, seeing worship reach new heavenly realms, dream and interpretation, healings, and living a prophetic lifestyle. Juli with her husband Jeff Smith have three adult children: Tiarra, Sara, and Alexander. In Juli’s free time you might find her Creating, going to sporting events, hiking, flying, riding bikes, and spending time with her family.
As the Anthem family has grown, so has the work of keeping the family in tact. Katie fills the role of administrator around the table. She has a natural ability to see the details and clearly communicate the path necessary to reach the end goal. Her consistency enables the creative team to bring organic materials into play in an organized and understandable way.
Katie and her husband, Doug, have been married for 15 years and have three amazing kids, Alex, Olivia, and Addie. In Katie’s free time you would likely find her hiking, reading or putting together her newest flower arrangement.
Meet The Team
High School Students
Tyler is a youth leader, a writer, and a prayer intercessor. He is passionate about building the House of God and bringing people into intimacy with the Father. He loves Cincinnati and prays regularly for the city as a leader with Ruach, a local House of Prayer. As a part of the Anthem family, Tyler is excited to continue to walk in discipleship and love on students, as he desires the entire family to fall in love with Jesus. You may find out more about Tyler’s writing, including his book, The Mystery, on his instagram page: @tyler.witten.book
You may find out more about Tyler in general by having a chat with him at service on Sunday! In Tyler’s free time you might find him having out with friends and family, reading, dancing or making jokes!
High School Students
Middle School Students
Dave has worked in student ministry almost all of his adult life (which is a lot!) All his work has been done specifically in middle school. His passion is teaching students to know their identity in Christ. His goal in middle school is to lead students to a place where they identify fully with the God who created them and not just the brand of shoes they happen to be wearing. David spent 21 years serving in students ministries at his last church until his family felt God calling them to help plant Anthem. They have been here from the beginning, helping to build a foundation for our students and their families. David and His wife, Genevieve have been married 27 years and have two adult children, a daughter in-law, and one son still at home. In Dave’s free time you would probably find him at his cabin in the woods or out playing hockey.