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Pastors & staff

Jason Rehmel

Lead Pastor

Jason has been on staff at Eastside since 2007, when he started serving as the Executive pastor. In 2010, he became the Lead Pastor. Jason loves being in ministry and he knows it is what God created him for… actually it is one of three things God created him for… The other two? To be the best possible husband that he can be to his beautiful wife Tera and to be a connected and loving dad for their two amazing kids. In ministry, the two most fulfilling aspects for Jason are preaching and building connections with people. In his personal life, Jason loves traveling, going to his kids’ sporting events, and spending time with friends while eating great food and sharing stories. 1 John 2:6 says, “whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked,” and it is advice he tries to follow daily.

Brock Heitkamp

Worship Pastor

Brock is the Creative Arts Pastor here at Eastside. Corporate Worship is the place where the body of Christ is gathered together for the purpose of bring God honoring praise. This should be an encouragement to every believer and most of all be focused on the Saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Brock leads a large group of volunteers who give their time every week in order to make our weekend experience happen. Whether it’s learning music, practicing music, setting up the auditorium or running various forms of tech this team makes it happen. Brock is also the husband to a lovely wife named Allie and together they have three children,  Oliver, Eleanor and Aiden. Brock has been on staff at Eastside since 2013. In his free time Brock enjoys soccer. He likes to play it in any capacity and he also enjoys watching it on TV. He is a major fan of Manchester City, FC Cincinnati and the USMNT. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and crazy kids! Just give it time and there is a good chance you’ll see his son sneaking up on stage on a Sunday morning or testing the communion juice while he thinks no one is watching…

Lucas Sagraves

Community Pastor

Lucas serves as the Community Pastor here at Eastside. His roles include leading our family ministry team, guiding our life groups, and preaching. His biggest passion is helping our church community thrive, knowing that life is entirely transformed through a relationship with Jesus. He leads by equipping the leaders within the church to help the people in our communuity find their place within the story of God.
Lucas grew up in the Cincinnati area and graduated from Mason High School in 2014. He then went on to study Theology and Ministry at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and graduated with a B.A. in 2017. Lucas also ran Cross-Country and Track at both Mason and Lipscomb. Lucas now coaches Cross-Country and Track at Mason High School. Aside from running, his interests include, hiking, camping, biking, reading, and other NCAA sports. Lucas is married to the lovely and talented Annmarie Sagraves, who also helps lead at Eastside alongside him.

Bev Lindeman

Eastside Kids Director

Bev came to Eastside as a volunteer in 2019 with her husband, John, and joined the staff in the summer of 2021. She’s lived in Greater Cincinnati her whole life, has attended church since she was a baby, and has worked in a director role in different churches over the years since 2002, as well as coaching various soccer teams. Her biggest accomplishment as a soccer coach was winning a state title in 2014! Now that she’s retired from coaching soccer and when she’s not working, she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, visit her three adult children, play the piano, sing, go boating, watch movies/tv series, watch soccer (Man City and USWNT fan), read on a hammock, and write. She would love for you to come say hi to her sometime and looks forward to meeting you soon!

Shane White

Connections Pastor

Shane is the Connections Pastor and is passionate about exactly that! He loves to help people connect with Jesus, God’s word, eachother, and the community. Shane says that his desire is “that the church would be marked by reckless abandon of self and passionate living for the gospel.” Shane came on staff in 2022 and is excited to be able to pour into the Cincinnati community he loves. He is a big time Reds fan! He loves Skyline Chili and everything else about Cincinnati life. He is married to Meagan and they have 2 incredible children. If you get Shane talking you will usually hear one of three things: how much he loves his family, how much he loves baseball, and how much he loves Jesus. Philippians 1:20 - “I eagerly expect and hope that I will no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”

Roger Bishop

Student Pastor

Roger is the Student Pastor at Eastside and loves every chance to help guide students toward what God wants for them! Whether it's hearing sermons, sharing meals, or throwing dodgeballs, Roger wants every student event to feel kind and welcoming while focusing on Jesus and growing his community of believers. Roger has been at Eastside since 2022 but has been working or volunteering in  Student Ministries since the day he graduated from High School in Bedford, Indiana. He has had the chance to work with Middle School, High School, and College students since graduating with his General Ministry Degree from Cincinnati Christian University in 2015. He married his lovely wife Carly in 2015 and they have a happy little boy named Jack. Roger's favorite verse is John 3:30 - "He must become greater, I must become less."


Julie Sneed

Church Administrator

Julie is our Church Administrator here at Eastside which means that she assists with all administrative type things. What it really means is that Julie brings method to everyone else’s madness. Julie has been married to her lovable and bearded husband Tod since 2012. They have two wonderful daughters that make daily life an adventure. Julie and Tod love to hang out with friends, hit up some shows at the Aronoff and get their adrenaline pumping at King’s Island. Julie is excited about Eastside’s desire to continually find better ways to impact and serve the community and she can’t wait to see what God does next!

Mike Lee

Facilities

Mike has been with Eastside since October of 2007. Mike's current hobbies are gaming, RC Helicopters, Drones, Anime and Netflix. He listens to various types of music and streams gameplay to YouTube and Twitch. God is good. Hooty Hoot. 

What we believe

What is the Gospel?

God

God is the only sovereign, wise, and good Creator of all things, who reigns as King over all creation for His own glory.

ROMANS 11:33-36

Man

Human beings were made in God’s image to love and worship Him forever. But ever since Adam first rebelled against God, we have all been lost in sin, under God’s judgment, and unable to save ourselves.

ROMANS 3:23

Christ

Out of undeserved love and grace, God sent His only Son to save us from sin and reconcile us to Himself through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

JOHN 3:16

Response

God offers us His gift of salvation by grace, which we receive through faith in Jesus. He makes us new, calls us to leave sin behind, and invites us to join His work in the world.

EPHESIANS 2:8-10