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Scott Praxl

Lead Pastor

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Scott holds a degree in History and Secondary Education from State University of New York in Potsdam. With this degree, he taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Social Studies for three years at St. Pius X School in Loudonville, NY. He then went on to earn a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. Scott served thirteen years at the North-Mar Alliance Church (Warren, OH) as Pastor of Adult Ministry before joining Whipple as Lead Pastor in 2015.

Scott and Kylie have been married twenty years and have two daughters: Madison and Avery. In addition to preaching, teaching, and equipping, Scott enjoys running, reading, all things superhero, pistol target shooting, and exploring new cities with his family.


Aaron Winn

Pastor of Student & Family Ministries

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Aaron was saved by Jesus at the age of 10 during a Sunday morning service and was then discipled in the Dover Alliance Church until he finally surrendered his life to Jesus and was called to ministry at the age of 18 during an Alliance youth conference.

Since then, Aaron has served with the Brethren in Christ and the Alliance in a variety of ministry roles including youth pastor, worship leader, drama ministry, chaplain, church-planting, and youth camp evangelist. Until he came on staff at Whipple in 2014, Aaron earned his living in publishing, marketing, graphic design, web design, and communication consulting. He holds a Liberal Arts degree from Malone University (‘98) and and a Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary (‘10).

When time permits, Aaron enjoys remodeling projects, hiking, and camping. Aaron and Kelly were married in 1998 and have two daughters, Kate (‘03) and Charley (‘11).


Theresa Echelberry

Ministry Administrator

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Theresa accepted Jesus’ offer of salvation when she was five years old during her home church’s Vacation Bible School program. Then at age 22, she surrendered her life to him fully.

For most of her adult life, Theresa has served as full-time mom to her four children. In addition, she is actively involved in the community volunteering with Perry Schools, coaching, organizing the Matt McLeese Mission Run (5K), and serving as a parent volunteer. She’s been a member of Whipple Heights since 2002 and has served in many roles including leading Bible studies, as a member of the kids ministry team, and then leader of that team for nine years before officially taking the administrator’s chair in 2015. Already a gifted organizer and administrator with a passion for the Church, she is excited about the daily opportunities God is now giving her to invest into the lives of others.

Theresa and her husband Ken have four children Lexi (‘99), Kevin (‘00), Christopher (‘05), Leah (‘07).