GRR Disciples Staff

Rev. Dr. Nadine Burton

Executive Regional Minister

Rev. Dr. Nadine Burton is the Executive Regional Minister for the Great River Region. She currently provides spiritual and administrative oversight for 106 congregations throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and a pastoral “presence” for pastors, lay leaders, and members.

Jarrett Banks

Church Planter

Rev. Dr. Jarrett Banks is the New Church Planter for the Great River Region. His ministry has always been one of inclusion, openness and ecumenism. His writings, podcasts and sermons challenge the church to live in the way Jesus taught in order to transform the world.

Kristen Beach

Ministry Program Coordinator

Kristen is a third generation Disciple. Her upbringing at Park Hill Christian Church and willingness to serve God will be assets to her new role  working with the ministries of the region.

Teonicka Russell

Administrative Assistant

Teonicka Russell is the new Administrative Assistant to the Executive Regional Minister of the Great River Region. As a believer in Jesus Christ, Teonicka believes that Jesus is the author of her life. She shared, “Looking at the earth through the eyes of Jesus is the first step in saving a dying world.”