Our HOME Group Pastor, Leslie Rowell, has been impacted by small group ministry since high school. A native of Johnsonville, South Carolina, Leslie is a graduate of Furman University, where she earned a B.A. in English in 1982.  She has been a member of the church staff since 2002 and was ordained into the ministry by Tidal Creek in 2012.        

Leslie and her husband Pat, a corporal with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, have lived in Beaufort for over 20 years.  Leslie loves homemaking, journaling, going to the beach and stretching her artistic talents through collage and painting.  Most of all, she enjoys being outrageously silly with Pat and their children, Daniel and Kristen.

Leslie is passionate about HOME Group ministry because community is so often the missing element in church discipleship.  “I don’t know where I would be today without the individuals and groups who spoke truth and grace to me at the crossroads of my life,” she says.  “Working with my amazing leaders and watching people in their groups become transformed by the Holy Spirit is a privilege – and a thrill that I never grow tired of!”