Our Leaders

Russ Pflasterer
Lead Pastor

Russ grew up in Denver Colorado, but made his way to Jackson over twenty years ago, when he came to Union University.  He married an amazing woman he met there named Hether, and God blessed them with two wonderful kids (Natalie and Isaac). Being teachers by trade, Hether and Russ both enjoyed a 16 year career in the public schools before the Lord led them to help found City Fellowship in 2009.


Jordan Howerton
Director of Ministries

Jordan has been with City Fellowship since 2009. Originally from Franklin, TN, he has lived in Jackson now almost a decade. Jordan graduated from Union University with an undergrad in Ethics and a masters in Business Administration. He also recently married way up, to his wife Katie.


Kelsey Meadows
Church Administrator

A transplant from Texas, Kelsey has been with City Fellowship since 2010. She graduated from Union University in 2013 with a B.A. in Philosophy. While she appreciates systems and organization, her real passion lies in adventures with her dog, Ranger.


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Melanie Taylor
Director of Connection and Communication

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Melanie relocated to Jackson in 2009 and began attending City Fellowship that same year. She finished her undergraduate degree in 2013, and became the newest staff member at City in August 2017. Melanie is currently working on an M.A. in Intercultural Studies exploring the intersections of faith and race.