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Church Fuel is a professional development community focused on helping you strengthen the daily business of your church so that you can embrace the roots of your calling. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds, but we all share one thing in common—a commitment to giving you practical tools and coaching that you can put to use right away.

Michael Lukaszewski

Michael Lukaszewski

Founder

Former youth pastor, church planter, senior pastor, and church consultant, you could say Michael’s lived nine lives—and he’s still going. Today, he writes books and articles and helps create courses for church leaders. Michael’s a graduate of Florida State University and did post-graduate work at Liberty University. Husband to Jennie and father to three kids, you can find him smoking ribs or grilling steaks on the Big Green Egg on the weekends.

Bobby Williams

Bobby Williams

Community Manager

Bobby’s our pastor to pastors—and he’s ready to serve you. When he’s not overseeing coaching and the community forum here at Church Fuel, Bobby also serves as pastor of The Ridge Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a church committed to reaching unchurched people with the Gospel.

Shannon Whitehead

Shannon Whitehead

Content Director

Shannon’s all about words (both reading and writing them). She takes that passion and applies it to managing content for our members and blog. A North Carolina native and graduate of East Carolina University, Shannon’s background combines church communications, digital marketing, and a brief stint in the fashion industry. After work, you can find her spending time with friends, with her head in a good book, or at a new restaurant.

Sophie Tolar

Sophie Tolar

Sales and Marketing Director

Sales and Marketing expert… or resident mastermind? Sophie does it all. More specifically, she creates, maintains and adjusts marketing campaigns and product deliverability, and designs the user experience and online course flow for members and customers. She is a wife to Tim, and dog mom to Tucker and Jamie. She’s known around town as a worship leader, business owner, coffee drinker, dog mom, and rock climber.

Jenna Pelletier

Jenna Pelletier

Project Manager

Jenna was systematizing her environment as soon as she was tall enough to reach a drawer. She’s a Jane-of-all-trades, combining her skills in organization, communication, and time management to make Church Fuel run as smoothly—and beautifully—as possible. When she’s not at work, Jenna enjoys cooking, going to Lake Burton, shopping at TJ Maxx, or hanging out with her husband and two dogs.

Ariel Nieves

Ariel Nieves

Customer Care

When you have a question or concern, Ariel’s your guy. As a church consultant and former Discipleship Pastor for over 10 years, Ariel channels his passion for helping the local church to care for Church Fuel members and customers. When he’s not out saving the day, you’ll find him hanging with his wife of over 16 years, Natalie, wrestling with his two boys, eating a burger, or rooting for the NY Yankees.

Meagan Ranson

Meagan Ranson

Senior Partner Project Manager

Meagan is a ‘Hamilton' fan who does project management, in that order. She co-hosts The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast, is the articles editor for SundayU, and kills every healthy plant she owns. Previously a Communications Director for a multi-site church in Southeast Michigan, Meagan has a passion for church health and church growth. Wife to Geoff, and mother to Emma, you can usually find Meagan with her nose in a book or hiking somewhere with her family.

Jeremy Maxfield

Jeremy Maxfield

Product Development Director

Jeremy loves the creative process—especially for ministry—so his mental gears really start turning with partners and new projects. With 15 years in pastoral ministry and Christian publishing, he’s served churches of all sizes and developed products for some of today’s leading pastors, authors, and ministries. Living near Chattanooga with his wife, three girls, and chocolate lab, Jeremy’s family enjoys countless opportunities for adventure and relaxation outside.