Meet the Staff

Thomas Curry
CURRY-THOMAS-6Dr. Tom Curry has been pastor of Parkland Baptist Church for over 30 years. He is married to Linda and they have 2 sons, James and Daniel. He completed the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990. Tom is a retired Colonel with the Kentucky Air National Guard where he served as a chaplain.


Matthew Bone
Minister of Music
BAPTIST-CHURCH-PARKLAND-208Matthew Bone began serving Parkland Baptist Church in February 2014 as full-time Minister of Music. Matthew is married to Rachel and they have 2 children, Jonathan and Eliza. Matthew is originally from Tennessee but moved to Kentucky to attend school at Boyce College where he graduated with his BS in Music Ministry (2009.)  He is currently enrolled in classes at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Worship with a minor in Leadership.

Beth Turpin
Minister of Youth & Activities
BAPTIST-CHURCH-PARKLAND-204Beth has been the Minister of Youth and Activities at Parkland for over 20 years. Beth has a MBE from Eastern Kentucky University. When she is not with the youth at Parkland, she teaches high school. She has been married to Craig for 30 years and they have two children, Neal (Sara) and Emma Kate (Chris). Beth feels her calling is to help youth establish and develop their relationship with Christ. Beth realizes that the activities of the church build community within the church.


Chris Heading
Minister of Families & Pastoral Care
BAPTIST-CHURCH-PARKLAND-203Chris is serving at Parkland as the Minister of Families and Pastoral Care. He has served at Parkland since 2012, and is responsible for Sunday School, discipleship, children’s activities, various outreach and family events, and ministering to church members. Chris is originally from Dayton, Ohio where he was introduced to Parkland through a youth mission trip to his home church. Chris moved to Louisville to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012, where he graduated in 2015 with a Master of Divinity. He and his wife, Emma were married at Parkland and have one daughter, Maggie Belle.


Lisa Sayler
Church Ministry Assistant
Lisa Salyer's pictureLisa has been serving at Parkland since 2016. She works with the accounting records, contributions, and weekly publications. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Mass Media Communication from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is originally from Kalamazoo Michigan. After college, she spent 12 years living in Eastern kentucky where she served working with children, youth, as music director and in church administration. She currently serves on the Kentucky State WMU Executive Board, sings in the Kentucky Baptist Women’s Chorale and is certified with Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief. She and her husband, James, have been married since 2015.                                              She has a daughter, Alydia, whom she adopted at age 16.


Rhonda Grider
Education Ministry Assistant
BAPTIST-CHURCH-PARKLAND-205Rhonda has been serving Parkland for over 25 years. She works with membership, all educational areas and events/activities of Parkland. Rhonda has an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Sullivan University and has received Ministry Assistant Certification and various Continuing Education Skillshops. She was awarded the Secretary Plus Award from LRBA. Rhonda and husband, David have 3 daughters, Shannan (Michael), Deanna (Zach), and Molly and 3 grand-daughters, Randi Nicoul, Callie Frances and Adalynn Sara and another grand-daughter on the way.


Robin Bryant
Robin's pic to use on staff pageRobin joined our staff at Parkland in 2012, as our custodian. She oversees the housekeeping and makes sure the church is clean and ready for worship services and other activities in our church.


Ray Zuberer
Custodian Assistant
ZUBERER-RAY-196Ray has served Parkland for 30 years. He has retired as the full-time custodian and is now serving as the part-time custodian assistant. He helps to maintain the church building to be ready for worship services and other activities in our church. He and his wife, Pat, have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren.


Susann Althaus
Food Service Coordinator
BAPTIST-CHURCH-PARKLAND-202Susann has been serving Parkland for over 10 years. She plans, prepares, and surpervises the dinners, banquets, and fellowships that happen in our church. Her speciality is our weekly Wednesday night family supper. Susann received a diploma in Nursing from Kentucky Baptist Hospital in 1972. In 1989, she received an Associate Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Sullivan University. She and husband, John, have 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren.


Mary Wolf
Pianist/Music Assistant
BAPTIST-CHURCH-PARKLAND-207Mary has been at Parkland as our pianist since 2012. She is an integral part of the music ministry of the church. Her husband Robby leads the sound technicians. Mary and Robby have 1 daughter, Ashley.