Get to know the staff at Southside,                                                            we are excited to meet you soon!

mike reed
senior pastor

val REED
children's PASTOR

We are two kids from Illinois. I graduated from Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. I get high on Cardinal baseball, college basketball, the Andy Griffith Show, pizza and BBQ of any kind. My wife enjoys college ball, TV Land, HGTV and all things involving young people. She is a writer of sorts and loves decorating (and redecorating our home). Laughter and life-change are two things that we are passionate about. We hope to experience both with you.

Jeff & Maria Fisher
Treasury/Office Operations

Maria and I are originally from Baltimore, MD but decided to 'migrate' to SWFL in 2005. We have been members of the Southside family since 2009.

We enjoy spending our free time with our amazing daughther, Isabella (Bella) as well as our other two "kids", Olaf & Sally, our mixed breed rescues. We really enjoy any activities that allow us to be outdoors and doesn't involve snow!

I've worn many hats throughout my career but I consider each day on the team at Southside a God send! If you're free, come by the office just to say "HI" and grab some coffee.

We hope to see you soon!

Clint & Lauren

Preschool Director

Clint and I are natives to southwest Florida. We were married at Southside in 2008, and have since welcomed 2 beautiful boys into our family. We enjoy living in rural Alva on a small farm complete with horses, chickens, a vegetable garden, and plenty of trees to climb. I love working to make the Southside nursery and preschool a joyful place for our children to be nurtured in the Word of God.  I also enjoy to get to know new children and their parents;                       hope to meet you soon!