I’m Kory Wilcoxson, and I have the privilege of serving as Senior Pastor here at Crestwood. I’ve been here since November of 2009, having served in Chicago and Indianapolis before coming here. I have degrees in communication and journalism to go along with my religious studies, and I’m currently pursuing my Doctor of Ministry degree. I am married to Amy Treneff and I have two daughters, Sydney and Molly, who keep me humble and bring me much joy. We also are the proud parents of two dogs and six chickens! I’m a life-long Reds, Bengals, and Wildcat fan, so Lexington is Heaven for me. I’m so blessed to serve this amazing congregation and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!
Student Associate Minister
Steph’s primary area of focus is our middle and senior high youth groups.Prior to joining Crestwood, Steph was an educator for more than 25 years. Steph is enrolled in Lexington Theological Seminary to pursue her Master of Divinity degree. Steph is an animal lover and shares her home with several rescue pets! Her passion is leading young people in their spiritual walk and serving others. In her spare time, Steph loves to walk/hike, read, and cook!
Interim Minister for Pastoral Care
I am the Facilities Manager at Crestwood Christian Church. I bring over 12 years of experience as a custodian, 7 of those years I served as an Assistant Facilities Manager and also as an Interim Facilities Manager. I also have 5 years of experience as a District Safety & Asset Manager which covered thirteen stores & also 5 years of experience as a Human Resource Administrator which covered 33 stores, both of which have been with the same company. I am married to Lauren and we have a daughter Ashley, who will be attending college this fall. I am a life-long NY Giants fan and Wildcat fan. I am honored to bring all of my experience to Crestwood Christian Church.
I am the Office Administrator at Crestwood Christian Church. I bring a multitude of experience in an office setting from working in an accounting department to working in a call center. I also have 3 years of experience with security cameras and system. On top of all of that I have 15+ years of experience in photography. I do have an associates degree in business management and am close to finishing a bachelors in Marketing. In all of my work history, I have always been known as a team player as I have the ultimate vision that we are all in this together to succeed. I have grown up in and around the ministry as I have 3 preachers in my family and am glad to bring the expertise that I learned years ago volunteering for them to this job. I am engaged to be married this October. My fiance is a disabled veteran who works at the Bluegrass Army Depot. I adore animals and enjoy nature. I am completely and totally honored to bring all of my experience to Crestwood Christian Church.
Nursery & Parents Day Out Director
Hello! My name is Tara Hughes Monzon. I have worked for Crestwood Christian Church for five years now. I serve as the Nursery Director on Sundays and the Parents Day Out Director in the Fall and Spring, two days per week. I have nine years of experience with early care and education. I also have my child development certification and directors credential as well. I absolutely love working for Crestwood and children! In my spare time I spend time with my family and four children! I also love arts and crafts! We have a wonderful nursery during service in which we learn and talk about Jesus with fun activities! Come check us out!
I have been music director here at Crestwood since 2006. I received a BME and MME from University of Kentucky and teach orchestra in the Fayette County School system. I have four children: Courtney Hathorn, Ann Reigle, Stewart Spragens and Paige Spragens.
A native of West Virginia, Jane Johnson received a B.M.M.E. degree from the University of Kentucky where she studied organ with Prof. Arnold Blackburn. While a student of Schuyler Robinson, she earned a Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Sacred Music from UK, and a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Church Music from Lexington Theological Seminary. Jane has been a church organist for over 40 years. Since 2000 she has served as organist at Crestwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington. Jane is a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists, and also holds the Guild’s Service Playing Certificate. She is currently serving a third term as Dean of the Lexington Chapter AGO. When not on the organ bench, Jane plays upright bass with the Backroom String Band and Celtic harp with the Heartland Harp Ensemble. She is retired from the College of Fine Arts at UK. Jane and her husband Bill spend their spare time touring the back roads in their antique cars.
Children’s Music Director
Hello everyone! My name is Emily Sparks. I was born and raised right here in Lexington, Kentucky. I went to high school at Lexington Christian Academy, and I am currently a Junior at The University of Kentucky for Choral Music Education. I am beyond excited to start leading children’s music at Crestwood and get to know the families I see from the choir loft every Sunday. I have such a passion for teaching music, and I am looking forward to sharing that passion with your children every week. A few things you should know about me include that I am a pet mom to a 5-month-old calico kitten named Juno, my favorite Disney princess is Tiana from Princess and The Frog, and I am obsessed with Diet Coke. I can’t wait to start making beautiful music together with all of you!
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