MeEt Our Staff

  • Allen Pointer, Lead Pastor

    Allen and his wife of over 38 years, Jill Picirilli, have two daughters. Christen and Catie who graduated in the Spring of 2013 from Welch College with degrees in Education. They welcomed Nate Caudill into the family, as the husband of Christen, in March of 2014. Their grandparenting role began in 2017 with granddaughter, Evalyn and in 2022 with grandson, Cooper.
    Allen is a graduate of Welch College and has his Master’s in Youth and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.
    In addition to his duties as lead pastor at Cofer’s, he also is a mentor in the areas of students, leadership, and missions. 

    Reach him on Twitter (@allenpointer) or for coaching services at

  • Jeff Caudill, Executive Pastor

    Calisse Caudill, Pastoral Ministry Assistant

    Jeff and Calisse are Michigan natives who moved to Nashville in 1996. Jeff has a BS in ministry from Welch College and a Master's of Education from Trevecca. He is addicted to coffee, a fan of MI sports teams, and a love for participating in corporate Worship. Calisse has several years of administrative experience and a strong desire for children to learn, grow, and follow Christ. 

    They have been married for over 43 years, have two married daughters, and are Poppa and Nonna to two granddaughters and three grandsons.

    Jeff and Calisse are are thrilled to be in the service of God and His church and strive to be more in awe of God everyday. 

    Email Calisse

  • Steve Lytle, Minister of Care & Director of Hispanic Ministry

    Cofer's Chapel is blessed to have Steve Lytle as part of our team!

    Steve and his wife Judy retired in 2015 from Free Will Baptist International Missions after spending the majority of their ministry in Panama. Steve is serving the elder generation of Cofer's mainly, but is also involved in visiting sick, hospitalized, and shut-ins

    of any generation at our church.

    He and his wife Judy have a vibrant Hispanic ministry here at Cofer's.

    Email Steve