Our Team

Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis

Children's Pastor

Andy is married to Brooke and has a daughter, Jailey. He can’t get enough of the Vols or anything that involves sugar. Standard East Tennessean. White socks are on his “no-way” list, but you can find him reading and dabbling in woodworking in his spare time. He loves Jesus and he loves making Jesus accessible to children. So, we love him. It’s just that simple.
Tyler Boban

Tyler Boban

Children's Associate

Tyler is married to Valerie and they are both graduates of Florida State University, which means they are huge Seminole fans. They’re favorite place to visit is Walt Disney World, where they love to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. In their free time they love staying active by exploring new places, going to movies, playing sports and trying new things! Tyler finds joy in pointing kids toward Jesus and helping them learn to follow Him.
Donna Rhodes

Donna Rhodes

Preschool Director

Donna is married to Todd and they have two kids, Lona and Nathan.  They enjoy spending time out on their boat fishing and sometimes just staying home swimming.  Donna has a passion for partnering with parents to create a foundation rooted in Jesus for their little ones.   She is committed to helping create an environment that prompts children to love Jesus and the local church.

Contact Donna at donna.rhodes@sevierheights.org.

Jennifer Nichols

Jennifer Nichols

Preschool Coordinator

Jennifer and her husband, Bruce, have been attending Sevier Heights since 2004 and have three children, Taylor, Cade and Luke. When she’s not spending time with her family, you can find her cooking, baking, walking, riding bikes or searching Pinterest for some inspiration.

Contact Jennifer at jennifer.nichols@sevierheights.org.

Amanda Browning

Amanda Browning

Children's Assistant

Amanda Browning is originally from Memphis, TN, but moved on over to the better side of the state two years ago. As a graduate of Union University, Amanda now wields a degree in Family Studies and has interned at two different non-profit organizations.

Contact Amanda at amanda.browning@sevierheights.org.

Laura Taliaferro

Laura Taliaferro

Children's Choir Director

Laura Taliaferro (don’t even try to pronounce it) is passionate about teaching kids music and about worshipping Jesus. So, it only makes sense for her to be our Children’s Choir Director. When she’s not putting her season pass to Dollywood to use, you can find her reading, cooking or squeezing in some time with friends. Laura can be found most frequently at Chuy’s or Salsaritas. It’s all about that chips and salsa.

Contact Laura at laura.taliaferro@sevierheights.org.