Leadership Development Residency

Interested in ministry vocation, but not quite sure what that really means? Our two-year residency program may be just the way to find out. We desire to provide hands-on practical ministry and leadership development for current and future ministry leaders–so that they may be deployed for the Kingdom.

What is the Leadership Development Residency?

The Perimeter Residency was started to help current and future leaders like you develop your God-given potential. It is here that you will grow in an understanding of your gifts and calling by engaging in productive work while you learn.


The Residency was designed after the One who developed leaders best — Jesus — and His model of disciple making. Our vision is that you will graduate from the program a sincere worshipper and lifelong disciple maker.


Here at Perimeter, it is our desire to make and deploy mature and equipped followers of Christ. We want to move into our families, communities and the world, following Jesus’ model of disciple making, with a sense of urgency and intentionality in sharing the Good News that transforms and redeems.


Jesus taught His disciples, personally mentoring them and giving them access to His life. He also immersed His disciples in real-life mission.  As a resident, you will experience Perimeter’s thoughtful and intentional method of disciple making and training, receive valuable teaching from ministry leaders in Biblical study and ministry topics, and do meaningful work in a specific department within the church.

Here is the core of what you'll experience as a Perimeter resident:

  • Ministry Content

    One day a week is set aside for training in Bible literacy, vocational ministry, practical life/work skills, team building leadership development and more.

  • Discipleship

    Perimeter’s main focus is transformation through Life-on-Life Missional Discipleship (LOLMD). LOLMD follows the Biblical model laid out by Jesus and how He developed His disciples. As a resident, you will get to experience this firsthand both by being in a discipleship group and having the opportunity to lead a group for students.

  • Ministry Immersion

    The work of a resident is important and purposeful. As a resident, you will work within crucial roles to ensure you grow in your skills and abilities, and the ministry of the church can function to most effectively impact God’s Kingdom.

  • Community and Fun!

    We think one of the reasons Jesus chose to do ministry and mission with people is because it’s just more fun! There will be times to laugh together and also to encourage and support each other. We’ll have weekly resident lunches, participate in team building activities, take a few field trips and have lots of time to just hang out together. We hope you will develop life-long relationships that will encourage you wherever God’s calling leads you.

Ministry Tracks

  • Camp & Sports Outreach (Camp All-American)

    Summer day camp marketing & programming

  • Children's Ministries

    KIDS Discipleship (K - 6th)

  • Community Outreach

    Church partnerships, community impact, and member deployment

  • Student Ministries

    Jhi (6th - 8th) and Watershed (9th - 12th)

  • Worship

    Worship leading, music directing

  • Young Adults

    College and Twenties


The Specifics

Click these tabs to see our residents and where they are focused.
  • 1st Year Residents
  • 2nd Year Residents
  • Residents Program Alumni


Abby Cornelius

Camp & Sports Outreach

Anthony Duvernay

Young Adults

Brad Schiebel


Christy Quinton

KIDS Discipleship

Gianella McKernan


Jenny Ortega

Community Outreach

Justin Cho


Lilliana Hebenstreit


Morgan Esco

Women's Ministry


Caroline Reynolds

Camp & Sports Outreach

Chase Pifer


Jesse Baize


Luke Simpson

Camp & Sports Outreach

Preston Bates

Junior High (Jhi)

Rafael Montano

Camp & Sports Outreach

Savannah Lubben


Resident Program Alumni

See where they are now!

Ainslie Bowling

Girls Discipleship Coordinator; Old Cutler Presbyterian Church

Avery Dodd

Youth Minister at Christ Community - Lakeland, FL

Brandi Richardson

Staff Recruiting

Brittany Bonnema

Vanderbilt Graduate School

Caine D'Onofrio

Campus Pastor, Friendship Church

Caitlin Clark

Freelance Photographer and Floral Assistant at JJ's Flower Shop

Caleb Martin

Men's Discipleship and City Transformation at Perimeter Church

Cameron Bible

Vocal Director at Perimeter Church

Cam Washington

Campus Pastor - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Chandler Strong

Field Guide at Aspiro Group

Chloe Fullerton Hunt

Collin Baxter

Worship Department at Perimeter Church

Daniel Gastley

History and Bible Teacher at Bridgeway Christian Academy

David Collins

Coffee Shop Manager

Devin (Thompson) Philbeck

Graduate School for Marriage and Family Therapy

Dustin Belue

Assistant Pastor at Grace Community Church

Ericson Joubert

RTS Orlando

Evan LaForge

Graphic Design and Discipleship, MTW, Greece

Hannah Nowland

Serving in Greece with MTW

Holly Stone

Therapist at Aspiro Group

James Smith

IT Department at Perimeter Church

Jay Nelson

Jaymi Hendrix

Director of Youth Small Groups - Roswell Presbyterian

Jenna Leigh Councill

Joe Nowland

Serving in Greece with MTW

John Williams

Worship Pastor at Cornerstone Church, Cheshire, CT

Jon Whisenant

Sojourn Adventures, Outdoor Adventure Coordinator

Katie Squiric

Word Music & Church Resources

Kevin Chung

Worship Leader at Perimeter Church

Kieran Mayer

Jhi Program and Events Coordinator at Perimeter Church

Sarah Vargas

Clinical Social Work at Wellstar Healthcare

Sarah Wheless

Internship in Jamaica

Steven Barnes

Tech Department at Perimeter Church

Stewart Mashburn

Student Pastor at Wills Valley Community Church, Fort Payne, AL

Sydney Bethune

Campus Hospitality, Chick-fil-a Corporate

Tristan Justice

Technician Helper Symspire

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