OUR STAFF AND LEADERSHIP

staff

Justin Bindel

Vision and teaching pastor

Originally from Texas, Justin and his family moved to Salt Lake City in 2014 to plant Ekklesia and enjoy all the adventure that Utah has to offer. Justin is married to Amber and they have three kids who you can frequently find  enjoying time on the golf course or snowboarding/hiking in the mountains. Justin is a lover of bbq, books, Crossfit, and golf. With an entrepreneur heart, he has started several businesses and is currently involved in Residential Real Estate. He serves on the Acts 29 West team and has a heart for encouraging and serving other pastors. Justin is currently working on his Doctorate in Ministry from Western Seminary.

Greg Arender

shepherding and spiritual formation pastor

Greg and his wife (Becca) have 3 kids (Judah, Micah, Eden). They moved to SLC in 2016 to start a church and the Lord clearly directed them to join Ekklesia. Their family enjoys being in the mountains to hike, ski, and rock climb as well as riding bikes in their neighborhood, going to the local library and reading books together.. He serves other pastors around the country in leadership with 3DM. Greg is a life-long learner and is always exploring the depths of who we are as people in relationship with God and with one-another. This has led him to obtain a Masters in Theology as well as a multiple certifications in specific areas including: Soul Care, Personal & Professional Coaching, Life-Planning, Personality Assessments (Enneagram & 5 Voices) and Leadership Development.

susan kussavage

administrative assistant

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ELDERS

Justin Bindel

Greg arender

wes shelnutt

josh opp

chris longley

accountability board

Ekklesia maintains an outside volunteer accountability board of three men to speak into our elder board and church life. Our elders rely on these men for insight and influence in matters of church governance, discipline, growth and more. They also function as a recourse for our congregation to uphold our elders' accountability.

We joyfully rely on their experience as ministers of the gospel, fathers, mentors and more.

Shaun Garman - Acts 29 US West Executive Leader
Kevin Platt - Pastor at Missio Dei Mesa and Soma West Leader
Robert Marshall - Pastor at Risen Life Church