The Leadership of Sebastian Christian Church Begins

With Jesus

The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is the Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22–23, 4:15, 5:23). He is the One that we seek and follow as He continues the movement that He started 2,000 years ago through His perfect life, substitutionary death and victorious resurrection. After He ascended into heaven, He gave us His Spirit and established His Church.
It’s His church, and he’s our Senior Pastor. Underneath the guidance of Jesus are leaders who follow Jesus and encourage others to follow him as well. At SCC, our formal leadership structure involves elders, staff, community group leaders, and church members.

“…not to be served, but to serve…”

Our Lead Pastor

Leading God’s mission here at Sebastian Christian Church.

Todd Thomas

Lead Pastor

Todd is a native of Minerva, Ohio.  He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 1993 and served 16 years as a student pastor in both Ohio and Florida.  He married his loving wife, Cathy in 1995 and together they have three children: Kyler, Kyrra, and Kalley.  He likes going to the beach and swimming; video games; good food and is an avid football fan (Go  Browns!) .

Todd began serving as lead pastor at SCC in 2010 and is looking forward to seeing the mission of God furthered in Indian River County!

Our Staff

Serving God, Serving You

Jim Adams

Creative Arts & Worship Pastor

Born in Syracuse, NY and moved with his family to Buchanan, VA when he was 6 years old and resided there until he was 18. Jim moved to Vero Beach, FL in 1994 and then Sebastian, FL in 2004 where he currently resides with his family. Jim met his wife Camille in middle school and they have been married for over 25 years and are blessed with two beautiful daughters (Morgan & Emily). In his free time he enjoys quality time with his family (unless it includes Disney theme parks), watching sports (Go Eagles!), and he has an addiction to anything motorcycle related - prayers appreciated.

Steven Calabrese

Student Pastor & Office Administrator

Born and raised in New Jersey, Steven happily lives in Sebastian with his family. He and his wife Briana have three little kids (Felicity, Naomi, and Micah). Before coming to work here, Steven was a Professional Chef. While he enjoyed being a Chef, his heart lies with helping people hear the good news of Jesus Christ. He loves playing tabletop board games, listens to many different podcasts daily, and is fairly addicted to Recees Peanut Butter Cups. 

Briana Calabrese

Children's Pastor

Growing up in Pottersville, NY, Briana lives happily in Sebastian with her family. She and her husband Steven have three little kids (Felicity, Naomi, and Micah). Before coming to work here, Briana was a Professional Nurse. Her favorite thing about living in FL is the beach, she can’t understand people who choose not to live next to the beach.

Volunteer Servant Leaders

Serving Faithfully

Walt & Carole Knightes

Lifegroup Coordinator

Bob Bell

Ministry Leader

Carol Codd-Brown

Missions Team Coordinator

Jacqueline Bennis

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Valerie Mure

Lead Kitchen Coordinator

Cheryl Cavaliere

Discover Class Coordinator

Danielle Lee

Guest Service Coordinator 

Margit HOllifield

Kitchen Coordinator

Karen Jendrusik

Communion Ministry Coordinator

Shirley Cohn

Lead Office Coordinator 

Norm Howard

Grounds Coordinator

Scott & Susan Cameron

Chum Bucket Coordinator

Our Elders

Allen Green

Walt Knightes

Kenny Peterson

Todd Thomas
(Lead Pastor)

Contact all of the elders at elders@sebastian.church