Staff

Pastoral Staff

Our leadership team’s passion and goal is to love, win, and help people to love, win, and help people.
 
Brian Marlett  Lead Pastor 
 
Pastor Brian Marlett serves as the lead pastor.  His purpose is to fulfill the vision of Fresh Start which is loving others through sharing the Good News with all people, building up the body of believers, and serving the local community. He is married to his amazing wife, Crystal, and has two wonderful children, Chance and Ava.  Brian is ordained through the Church of God, Anderson, IN. and has a Masters in counseling from Mid-America Christian University. 

Aaron Shackleton Worship Arts Pastor

a.shackleton@freshstartok.com

As worship pastor, Aaron has a heart to lead others in experiencing the presence of God through song and other forms of artistic expression.  He has a Music Performance degree from Mid-America Christian University.  Aaron is married to Julie and has three children; Andrew, Ann and Emily.

Catherine Shaffer Youth Ministry Pastor

 
Catherine serves as the Student Ministries Pastor. Her passion is to see young people come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In 2019, she married her husband Braden. She holds a multidisciplinary degree in Christian Ministries and Business Administration from Mid-America Christian University. Catherine
is currently licensed through the Church of God, Anderson IN as she pursues ordination. 
 

Peggy Choate Celebrate Recovery Pastor

 
Pastor Peg leads our vibrant Celebrate Recovery ministry. In addition to this, she also works with CRI, which takes the message of Jesus Christ into the prisons and correctional facilities in the state of Oklahoma. Peg is married to her husband Nick.

Julie Shackleton, Children’s Ministry Director

 

Lyndi Whitten and Allyson Looman-Cameron;

Early Childhood Ministries

 

Shanon Lanthripe,

Office Manager

 

Elaine Stults, Bookkeeper

e.stults@freshstartok.com