Director, Campus Minister
Todd is originally from Paden City, WV. After earning a B.S. from Marshall University he did what any red blooded American would do and started his own business (with his former Campus Minister). Eventually he decided that his heart was really in campus ministry and he went back to school to earn a Master’s degree from Lipscomb University. After two years as an intern at UK and twelve years as Campus Minister at UT he is proud to serve with the Soma team in Memphis. Leslee is from Portsmouth, OH and attended UK as an undergrad. Todd convinced her to marry him and she moved to Knoxville where she earned a Master’s degree in education from UT and has been an elementary school teacher extraordinaire ever since. She’s the funniest person he knows. He won’t stop talking about the Cleveland Browns.
Crystal grew up in Horse Branch, KY. She received her B.S. in Agriculture Community Development and Leadership from the University of Kentucky, and her M.A. in Communication from Abilene Christian University. She is currently working on her PhD in Communication. Crystal serves as the women's minister at Soma. For fun Crystal enjoys reading and traveling.
Christean moved from his hometown in Birmingham, Alabama to Freed-Hardeman University to fulfill his life-long dream of opening a cotton candy shop, but upon realizing there was no degree in colored sugars, settled for Biblical studies. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at Harding School of Theology and hopes to secure his spot in Heaven thereby. His passions are Super Smash Bros, running, Captain America, Naruto, and twizzlers.
D-Shun was born and raised in Memphis and graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelors in Professional Studies and concentration in Organizational Leadership. He is a small business owner of Neighborhood Vending Solutions as well as a Young Adult minister at Raleigh Community Church of Christ. D'Shun loves the the Lord, ministry, and the city of Memphis and he is dedicated to serving his city. And this fall, he will be tying the knot LaCarrie Waller!
Rachel moved to Memphis from Smyrna, TN. She received her B.A. in Foreign Language and is currently working towards an M.A. in TESOL. She has been involved with Soma since 2011 and became intern in 2014. Possible future plans include being an English teacher or comedian. She spends most of her time reading/studying, singing Frankie Valli, and making videos. She has many funny stories that she'd love to share with you. Just ask her about the bumper boat incident.