Meet Our Team
The Gathering team is filled with adults who love High School students and all share a passion for helping students know God. Come by The Gathering and meet our team.
Troy Leeman - Youth Pastor
Troy Leeman has been with the Gathering for over thirteen years, and considers his role as youth pastor to be among his greatest blessings. He is married to his best friend Lisa, and is father to his daughter Arden and boys Ryker and Tate. Troy leads a staff of interns, preaches Sunday morning, leads bible studies (House Parties), takes students on domestic and international mission trips, leads a group of students to winter and summer camps, as well as many other events and trips throughout the year. As youth pastor, Troy’s desire is to see students grow in their knowledge of the Bible, build solid relationships, and become transformed into young men and women of God. He values his role as mentor/teacher/pastor immensely and relishes any and every opportunity to help students grow in their time in the Gathering.
Sheila Smith - Administrative Assistant
Sheila Smith has been a part of the student ministry at Shadow Mountain for twenty years. As one of the most recognizable faces in the Family Ministries, Sheila has been committed to youth for two decades, and has played a role in the spiritual formation of countless students. She does administration for both the C.R.E.W and Gathering, and is an incredible resource for staff as well as students. Sheila loves all things Disney, going to the movies, and continuing relationships with former students.
Tiffany Griffin - Senior High Ministry Intern
Tiffany Griffin joined the Gathering staff last summer, having grown up and served at Hume Lake Christian Camps. She currently attends San Diego Christian College and is majoring in English and Bible. After graduation Tiffany would like to work in ministry and feels called to both high school and women’s ministries. She has a desire to see people come to know Jesus and cherishes any opportunity to share her faith with her students. When she’s not at the Gathering Tiffany enjoys travelling, reading, and latte art.
Jake Breshear - Senior High Ministry Intern
Jake Breshears is a native San Diegan who grew up in the C.R.E.W. and Gathering. After some time at Arizona State University, Jake finished his degrees in Political Science and History at Montana State University. It was there that God began to cultivate in him a passion for the Gospel through his involvement in Campus Crusade. Jake now attends Southern Theological Seminary and plays an integral role in the Gathering through teaching, media, and small groups.